With 2020 winding down, Samsung has begun teasing what it's got planned for next year, including more foldables and Galaxy Note features coming to other devices.
Samsung Mobile boss TM Roh today published a blog post teasing that his company will be "expanding our portfolio of foldables" in 2021 and making the category "more accessible to everyone".
We've been hearing rumors that Samsung is planning to launch up to four foldables next year and that a couple of them could be more affordable models. The Galaxy Z Fold 2 is priced at $2,000 and the Galaxy Z Flip starts at $1,300 because foldable phones are new technology and new tech isn't cheap. But now that Samsung has spent more time with foldables, it could launch more affordable models to get foldable phones into more people's hands.
Roh also teases that Samsung has been "paying attention to people's favorite aspects of the Galaxy Note experience" and it is planning to "add some of its most well-loved features to other devices" in the Galaxy lineup.
The S Pen stylus is one of the Galaxy Note's most distinct and well-known features, and so it seems likely that that's what Roh is hinting at. Rumors have suggested that Samsung will include S Pen support with the Galaxy S21 Ultra, which would be the first time that a Galaxy S phone would work with the S Pen, and that next year's Galaxy Z Fold 3 will work with the stylus, too.
Roh says that Samsung will place a major focus on camera performance on its 2021 devices, too, teasing "super-intelligent, pro-grade camera and video capabilities in 2021."
And finally, both Roh and Samsung appear to have teased an event for January. Roh ends his blog post saying that he "looks forward to sharing more in January" and Samsung Indonesia took to Twitter today to tease "The Next Galaxy" and saying that "Something EPIC is on its way."
We've heard that Samsung is planning to announce the Galaxy S21 series in January, with January 14 being the date that's currently rumored. The new Galaxy S flagships could then launch a couple of weeks later on January 29.
Something EPIC is on its way.
— Samsung Indonesia (@samsungID) December 15, 2020