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Samsung to market S21 FE as Note 20 replacement due to weak Galaxy S21 sales

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There won’t be a Galaxy Note 21. Two reasons why! Samsung is prioritising foldables over normal slab smartphones and the second one is the global chip shortage. But a new claim suggests The Galaxy S21 FE could be a Galaxy Note follow-up.

Evan Blass reports that Samsung is planning to position the upcoming Galaxy S21 FE as a successor to the Galaxy Note 20 series rather than the Galaxy S20 FE, something that will not make everyone happy but another way it will force Samsung to be more serious about the Fan Edition lineup.

An image shared in reply to the original post reveals Samsung’s disappointment with the Galaxy S21’s performance so far. Sales volume for the 2021 flagships is 30% lower than what the Galaxy S10 series experienced that too at a time with little competition. Huawei is out, while other Chinese makers like xiaomi, oppo & vivo still struggle in the premium segment.

On top of that the Real Competition Apple, did really well with iPhone 12 series post launch.

Marketing the Galaxy S21 FE as a Galaxy Note replacement might seem very odd as it won’t offer a built-in S Pen or act as a premium flagship, but maybe it will turn out to be one of the best Android phones in 2021.

But hopefully Samsung will enable S Pen stylus support on the phone. I will miss the boxy design.

The move also means Samsung might spend more time on marketing for the hugely exciting foldable Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3. These devices won’t be as popular as the Galaxy S21 line, but the margin is bigger here.


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