There's been non official reports flying around that the Note series will no longer be made. If that's correct then it would be a disastrous decision by Samsung. I have no desire at all to move to the S (etc) line again after having used the Note and guessing by the reactions I'm not alone. I really hope this is just a one year skip if it's true. If it is done then my Note 10+ will be the last Samsung smartphone I purchase.
I hope this is not true. I did not like the S9+ enough to purchase another S, that is why I purchased the Note 20 ultra, which I love except for the doing away with the heart rate monitor which is very disappointing.
I have read that the Note line will be merged into the S and Z lines. There may be an external S Pen, similar to the Tab S7, that can be used on the S21 Ultra and Z Fold 3. If Samsung can create a decent aspect ratio screen on the Z Fold 3, with an S Pen, why continue the Note? It's been effectively blended with the other models and Samsung can use the Note resources to make those other lines even better.