As if it weren’t obvious by now, Samsung has been hinting around the fact that the Galaxy Note line will be put to rest. After not releasing a Galaxy Note in 2021, in lieu of the Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip, the Galaxy S22 Ultra is now the Note replacement that many have been hoping for.
In an interview with Dailian.co.kr, at MWC 2022, TM Roh confirmed that we’ve reached the end of the Galaxy Note line but the essence of the Note will live on in the Galaxy S Ultra “every year from now on”.
TM Roh, head of Samsung Electronics' MX business, said, "The Galaxy Note will come out as 'Ultra' every year from now on."
Galaxy Note -> Galaxy S Ultrahttps://t.co/4qGRrOIVym
— Sleepy Kuma (@Kuma_Sleepy) February 28, 2022
The Galaxy S22 Ultra was officially released last week, and following the announcement earlier in the month, Samsung saw record-breaking pre-orders for the phone in different markets. If it weren’t obvious that the Galaxy S22 Ultra is the fan-favorite this time around, shipping dates from Samsung’s official website have slipped to the end of March, and in some cases, you can’t get the phone until April.
For years, the Galaxy Note provided Samsung with a second flagship phone to release on a yearly basis, often coming in the latter half of the year following the Galaxy S launch in the first half. Now, it seems that the Galaxy Note will be replaced by Samsung’s foldable phones on the release schedule, as the Galaxy S line of products will remain as the first major smartphone release every year.
Following last year’s Galaxy S21 Ultra experiment, it was clear that there were plenty of faithful Samsung users that craved an S Pen, leading to the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s release. The phone has all of the Galaxy Note’s DNA including a massive display, a built-in S Pen, and all of the camera upgrades that you could want.
If you’ve been holding off on getting the Ultra, you might want to head over to Amazon. The Galaxy S22 Ultra with 128GB of storage is in stock (in most colors), but Amazon is also giving you a free $100 Amazon Gift Card, essentially saving you $100 that can be used on some accessories.