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Note Series discontinued?

It can't be true?!?! The Note is by far the best phone on the market, hands down. I've had every number note except the 20+ (which I'm going to get if it isn't discontinued before I can get 1) and have been thoroughly impressed by each version as it only gets better,  maintaining it's superiority over the other flagship models by a landslide.  With the price of the fold and no notes in the future, I'll be holding on to whatever version of the Note that I have until the wheels fall off!!! It has been an amazing 9 years and you will truly be missed by this user.
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Astronaut

Re: Note Series discontinued?

The old gray Note ain't what she used to be...

No disable for Bixby - poorly interfaces w Bluetooth - dangerous and a lawsuit waiting to happen
No Health senors/apps - nothing - just a glorified diary

wish I had my old Note 8 back new Ultra 20 is nothing more than a glorified paper weight
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Astronaut

Re: Note Series discontinued?

The Note series is actually the only thing keeping me on android. I really enjoy Samsung's take on android and the form factor and s-pen of the note devices.
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I'm also a long-time Note fan, dating back to the Note 3. While the Note is known for top-end specs and large, glorious displays, the defining feature of the line is the S Pen and its suite of tools that are unique in the industry. Everything else might use a stylus... but the S Pen's features make difficult tasks much easier.

need the S Pen: not because I can control my music with it (but I can and I do); not because I can use it as a remote shutter for the camera (although I routinely do that). I need it because my fingers have a rebellious spirit and don't go where I want them to. Their favorite prank on me is typographical errors - hitting the wrong letter as often as possible to slow me down and extract some fine Navy vocabulary from me. The S Pen allows me to type, tap and swipe with surgical precision, speeding up my work considerably. It's even faster than voice texting with the keyboard taking dictation, as the keyboard will often insert the most ludicrous things even though I'm speaking slowly and clearly.

With the lines blurring between the Galaxy S and Note lines, though, the only real difference left is the S Pen. Galaxy S devices are just as big, just as bright, equally powerful for everyday tasks... and the Note gets the same cameras as that year's S model. It makes sense, then, to merge the Galaxy S and Note lines and use the Note's engineering resources to make a single device so much better.

Now, let's add the S Pen to the Z Fold 3! If Samsung can build that device with a decent aspect ratio instead of long, skinny screens, the possibilities are endless! Artists will have a huge canvas on which to work; Maps will show entire cities, and we can use the S Pen to mark destinations and routes; power users can jot notes at meetings with a massive screen, which means less scrolling. Engineers and technicians can create flow charts and diagrams, or even write complex equations that the phone's processor can read and solve on the fly.

The Galaxy Note has pushed the boundaries of the smartphone industry for a decade. Initially mocked and ridiculed by the usual suspects, it has earned the respect of everyone in the tech blogosphere (yes, even Apple fans). But there's really no reason to keep a distinct line when the Note's unique S Pen features could be so much more versatile in the S and Z Fold lines.

For me, it's not the death of the Note... it's the Note's natural evolution to bigger and better things. My 2¢

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Astronaut

Re: Note Series discontinued?

I feel the same. My first note series was the Note 4. That phone was perfect in every way. I also had the 5, 8, and currently the 10+. Bummer to see it be discontinued but if the Fold series will get the stylus addition, then all will be well.
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