After months of leaks and rumours, the tech world had reached some sort of collective agreement that Samsung would drop the “Note” moniker for its oversized flagship. and move everything to the Galaxy S line. The company has not published a Galaxy Note in 2021, and a report outside South Korea claimed Samsung was more focused on foldables than its phablet-sized handsets. We shrugged at the rumor death of the og big phonesarguing that the note simply no longer has a place in the team.
But now a listing location appears to have reopened because a passing South Korean leaker tron said last week that Samsung may launch a Galaxy Note 22 alongside the Galaxy S22 series in the first quarter of next year. Additionally, a Chinese variant of the phone appears to have been spotted on Samsung official website under the SM-S908U model, and another leaker called Snoopy says production is in full swing.
In short, the Note may not be dead, and the next version of it, the Galaxy S22 Note, could be a few months away. More details about the device have proven elusive. It was widely reported that it appeared with the same model number SM-S908U in a Geekbench benchmark running on a Snapdragon 8 Gen SoC (ICYMI, Qualcomm’s next flagship chip has a new name). However, the listing says the device has 8GB of RAM, not the expected 12 or 16GB, and the below-average scores suggest the results may be off.
Samsung reportedly started producing parts for the phones in October and should be ready to start production in December for what will likely be a February 2022 reveal. Leaker Snoopy says Samsung is also working on the Galaxy Tab S8, the next tablet The company’s flagship Android.
When they arrive, we’re expecting the usual trio of devices: a standard Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Note/Ultra. Whatever it’s called, the S22 Note/Ultra would include a stylus slot for the S Pen. Yes, this year S21 Ultra Supported Samsung Pen, but only as an optional accessory without a slot to store it.
It will be interesting to see what other changes Samsung makes to the Note to differentiate it from other big devices. Perhaps sticking “Note” at the end of a product name is Samsung’s way of indicating that its beloved phablets are no longer unique enough to have their own space. At the same time, Samsung can appeal to long-time Note fans with a powerful, high-productivity machine. Maybe the name of the thing doesn’t matter.
I beg of you, Samsung, try not to follow your instincts and further confuse your product lines by doing something stupid like calling it the Galaxy S22 Ultra Note.