These rumours were sparked after Ice Universe once again dropped a big hint that there may not be a Note 21 device in 2021. Last November, Ice Universe tweeted to say there was no information available on the development of a new Note phone. Ice Universe tweeted: “An unusual clue: There is currently no information on the development of the Note21 series.”
This is significant as usually, this kind of information surfaces six to eight months ahead of a new phone’s launch. Many saw this as a sign that the Note 21 might not ever come to store shelves.
This appeared to be further backed up by another high-profile leaker, Max Weinbach, who back in November tweeted about the flagships Samsung should be launching in 2021.
Here are the devices Weinbach highlighted: S21 FE, S21, S21+, S21 Ultra, Z Fold 3, Z Flip 3 and Z Fold FE. The latter is the rumoured cheaper foldable smartphone that Samsung has up its sleeve.
Interestingly, the Android Police writer claimed three of these 2021 phones will have S Pen support. If that’s the case then that could be Samsung’s way of catering to the crowd that would typically pick up a new Note when it’s time to upgrade.