Samsung will not be discontinuing the Galaxy Observe sequence solely, however there will not be a “Galaxy Observe 21” this yr, in accordance with an business supply citing Samsung’s head of IT and cell units, DJ Koh.
Koh reportedly instructed a shareholders assembly in South Korea that Samsung intends to launch a brand new Galaxy Observe mannequin solely in 2022. The corporate can be skipping a launch this yr because of the arrival of the Galaxy S21 Extremely. That is in step with a rumor from December that urged Samsung was giving up on a brand new Observe this yr.
Doubts that Samsung was going to discontinue the Galaxy Observe line first arose when the S21 Extremely appeared. This present high-end smartphone from Samsung brings with it compatibility with the S Pen, a function till now unique to the Galaxy Observe sequence. Given this, it appeared attainable that Samsung would substitute the Observe sequence with the S line.
Nevertheless, by delaying the launch of its subsequent Observe sequence, Samsung is more likely to wish to give the Extremely an opportunity to promote extra with out being harmed by a rival from its circle of relatives. The disaster within the semiconductor sector can be weighing on Samsung’s thoughts. “The imbalance between provide and demand for elements within the area of data expertise is critical,” Koh was reported to have warned in the course of the assembly.
The manager wouldn’t have declared when a brand new Observe sequence smartphone would arrive in 2022, saying solely that “the schedule could range.” The road launches historically happen within the second half of the yr. It is also unclear if the corporate will launch a telephone to particularly cowl the absence of the Galaxy Observe this yr.