The invention of the Galaxy Note series was phenomenal with many calling the device revolutionary. One of the main reasons for this is its build.
The Galaxy Note series became the first large-sized smartphone with a 5.4-inch display back then. It was seen as a giant when compared to other devices back in those days especially as Android is starting to gain momentum.
Then the device also offers support for the Stylus pen which Samsung markets as the magic wand that can do all things.
While that is an interesting thing, the Galaxy Note soon became irrelevant as more smartphones were becoming larger and offering high-end specifications – something that was synonymous with the Galaxy Note series back in its early days.
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Then came the foldable smartphone lineup which is certainly going to be the future since humans want for larger display is insatiable. Samsung had to devise a better way to tuck a larger display within a smaller chassis which then led to smartphones being folded in half.
Anyway, the end might have come for the Galaxy Note series as it has lost its relevance over the years but to commemorate the demise of the Galaxy Note series, we gathered all the Galaxy Note since 2011 here.
Galaxy Note 1 (2011)
This is the original Galaxy Note released back in 2011. The device had everything you could expect in a high-end flagship such as a big 5.3-inch AMOLED display and of course the S-Pen stylus which adds up to the glory of the device.
Even though it was a beautiful device back then, it was slightly polarizing due to its large size, Samsung however made another humongous device a year later – Galaxy Mega with a massive 6.2-inch display but that’s another story.
Galaxy Note 2 (2012)
After a good reception of the first model, Samsung decided to proceed with the large-format Galaxy Note series, and the Galaxy Note 2 was even better than the first model sporting a bigger 5.5-inch display.
Around this time, companies like Apple were adamant and making ultra-tiny devices which at that time looked normal and the Galaxy Note just looked like a sexy beast.
Galaxy Note 3 (2013)
Then we had the Galaxy Note 3 which is basically an improvement over the first two generations. In terms of the design, there isn’t so much difference and the Note series was happily leading in the smartphone market especially with business-minded individuals who need a device that can multitask.
Galaxy Note 4 (2014)
Things changed a little bit here but not too much. This was a period when Samsung maintained a branded design that many argued to be a derivative of Apple’s iPhone due to the presence of a large home button that would later serve as the device’s fingerprint scanner for future models.
Galaxy Note Edge (2014)
Originally, the Galaxy Note pioneered a lot of gimmicks that eventually became a permanent feature on other high-end Samsung devices such as the Galaxy S series.
The introduction of the Edge display would eventually become permanent on the Galaxy Note smartphones while till this day, innumerable smartphone OEMs copied the innovation to create their own “Premium” smartphones.
Galaxy Note 5 (2015)
Honestly, there wasn’t anything specific about this device. It was the time the Galaxy Note had started losing its momentum and needed a boost.
Galaxy Note 7 (2016)
Since the Galaxy Note needed a boost, Samsung jumped from Note 5 to Note 7 to match up with the Galaxy S series numbering but things went downhill quickly when the device started exploding.
Initially, we thought this was the final nail to the Galaxy Note’s coffin but Samsung had a better plan the following year.
Galaxy Note 8 (2017)
This was the beginning of the end for the Galaxy Note series. The Note 8, as usual, came with all the goodies, a big screen, and a stylus pen but people started questioning what makes the Note outstanding and cost so much.
Galaxy Note 9 (2018)
Honestly, there isn’t anything spectacular about the Galaxy Note 9 apart from offering slightly better specifications over the Galaxy S9 series released earlier that year.
Galaxy Note 10 (2019)
This isn’t a very great smartphone in the Galaxy Note realm especially in the year 2019. But it marked Samsung’s attempt to create an entire division of the Galaxy Note rather than being the phone to test out new gimmicks every year.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus (2019)
The Galaxy Note 10 Plus was the high-end of all the Galaxy Android-based smartphones from Samsung in 2019 and the device featured a big display once again.
It’s 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED panel was incredibly bright and the device was ridden with innumerable features and gimmicks especially in regards to the stylus pen for doing a number of air gestures and so forth.
Galaxy Note 20 (2020)
Pretty fair in every ways but was unnecessarily expensive and didn’t offer the value for the price in many aspects such as the design and the build quality.
In terms of performance, the Galaxy Note 20 base model did really well but looked like a rushed version of the well polished Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
Probably the end of all the Galaxy Note series according to numerous sources and that may be justified as the line between the Galaxy Note and the Galaxy Z Fold series had been blurred.
In fact, the Galaxy S21 Ultra supports the S-Pen and there are rumors that the next-gen Galaxy S22 will look very similar in terms of design to the Galaxy Note and continue support for the S-Pen.