It’s been a good couple of years since I last used a big-screened Samsung phone for any length of time. When I have used a Galaxy S, it’s usually been one of the smaller models. That said, I’ve also used and enjoyed the Galaxy Note series over the years, many of which have ranked among the best Android phones. But spending more time with the Galaxy S21 Ultra over the past week or so has convinced me that this, and not the Note, is the future of big-screened, slab-shaped Samsung phones.
Or, to put it another way, the Galaxy Note, in its current form, is obsolete.
It seems that Samsung itself might be of that same opinion, as the boss of the company’s smartphone division has basically told us not to expect a Galaxy Note 21 this year, with the Note instead expected to make a return in 2022. As for why that’s the case? Well, I don’t want to go too far down that particular rabbit hole….