Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Red 1

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Opinion post by
C. Scott Brown

Earlier this year, Samsung confirmed some bad news for fans of its ultra-premium flagships: there would not be a Samsung Galaxy Note phone in 2021. Of course, the company didn’t make any commitments beyond that, which left hope that the Note line could make a return in 2022.

However, last week we got our first look at the likely design of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. If I didn’t know any better, I would say it was going to be the next Note phone, since it has the Note shape and even an S Pen slot. In fact, it bears almost no resemblance to the vanilla Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus (which look like clones of the Galaxy S21 line).