Samsung has formally killed the Galaxy Observe lineup as confirmed through the Cell World Congress (MWC) 2022. In an interview, Samsung’s smartphone chief Roh Tae-moon was requested in regards to the Galaxy Observe’s destiny, going ahead. To which, he replied saying, “The Galaxy Observe will come out as Extremely,” referring to the excessive Extremely variant within the Sequence.
Actually, this yr’s Galaxy S22 Extremely comes with help for the S Pen and a devoted slot for the stylus. The final Galaxy Observe launched in 2020, the Observe 20 sequence. However in 2021, the Galaxy S21 got here with the S Pen help although the telephone itself lacked an in-built compartment. With the Observe 21, Samsung by no means formally stated it was cancelling the sequence. It solely stated that the Observe sequence was not happening in 2021 given the continued chipset scarcity.
When Samsung launched the Galaxy S21 sequence, TM Roh’s feedback on the brand new machine led many to consider that the Observe sequence was making a comeback. “At Unpacked in February 2022, we’ll introduce you to essentially the most noteworthy S sequence machine we’ve ever created. The subsequent era of Galaxy S is right here, bringing collectively the best experiences of our Samsung Galaxy into one final machine,” he had stated in anticipation o the Galaxy Unpacked occasion. However it appears, the corporate is taking the alternative route and changing the Observe sequence with the Extremely.
Experiences had famous earlier how Samsung was making an attempt to focus extra on the foldable phase. Actually, the Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip launch now takes place in August, which was usually when Samsung showcased its Observe sequence. For Samsung too, the foldable phase has seen some success with gross sales of the Z Fold3 and Z Flip3 exceeding the full foldables that Samsung offered in 2020, based on the corporate.
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The top of the Galaxy Observe sequence brings to shut an vital chapter in Samsung’s famed flagship lineup. After all of the Galaxy Observe when it first launched with the stylus in October 2011 was mocked as a phablet. A telephone that was too large for its occasions, besides it will go on to show critics unsuitable and turn into a best-seller. Whereas 6-inch plus screens are actually widespread, it was the Observe which began this pattern.
However the Galaxy Observe sequence additionally had an unlucky launch with the unfortunate Observe 7 sequence in 2016. A sequence of Observe 7 telephones would both catch fireplace or preserve overheating. Samsung blamed battery points for this, and issued a recall first. Nevertheless, the issues continued and it turned so critical that the Observe 7 was banned from flights. Samsung ultimately killed the telephone altogether.