Samsung Galaxy Note series could get one last phone before its demise

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  • Samsung could launch at least one Galaxy Note series phone next year.
  • This could be the last Galaxy Note before Samsung puts the series out to pasture.
  • The phone is expected to debut in the second half of 2021.

There might be at least one Galaxy Note next year before Samsung puts the series out to pasture. Korean media outlet ET News reports that Samsung will eventually merge the Galaxy S and Note lines by adding an S-Pen to the former. However, the company might still launch a Galaxy Note series phone, presumably the Galaxy Note 21, next year.

This isn’t the first we’re hearing of Samsung scrapping the Note series altogether. Just last week, another Korean business daily reported that Samsung will add the S-Pen to the Galaxy S21 Ultra and Galaxy Z Fold 3, discontinuing the Note series for good. The latest

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Redmi Watch could join Redmi Note 5G series at launch tomorrow

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  • Xiaomi’s Redmi brand is teasing the launch of a new smartwatch tomorrow.
  • The watch could be the Redmi Watch, which emerged online last month.

Xiaomi is gearing up to launch its first 5G Redmi Note phones tomorrow (November 26), expected to be called the Redmi Note 9 5G series in China. These phones might not be the only Redmi product on offer at the event though.

Redmi general manager Lu Weibing took to Weibo to tease the arrival of the smartwatch, noting that it’s lightweight and has a small, square screen. The executive also posted a teaser image, showing a wearable with a square housing along with Big Ben popping out of it. Check it out below.

Lu Weibing Redmi Watch teaser

It looks like this is the same Redmi or Mi Watch Lite smartwatch that swung by the FCC last month. The FCC filing showed a watch (model

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Xiaomi official shows off Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G, teases new camera sensor

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  • Redmi GM Lu Weibing has shared a render of the new Redmi Note 9 Pro.
  • The phone has four rear cameras, including a brand new sensor.

The new Redmi Note 9 series is launching on November 26 and we’re learning new things about it on a daily basis. The latest bit of information comes from Redmi’s General Manager Lu Weibing who has shared an official render of the purported new Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G. The official has also teased a brand new camera sensor for the series.

The image shared by Weibing (seen below) shows a smartphone with a circular quad camera design and gradient color finish. We previously saw the same phone appear in a blue colorway on the Chinese certification website TENAA.

Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G render

The presence of four rear cameras all but confirms that this is the higher-end Redmi Note 9 Pro. The

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Another report points to Samsung cancelling Galaxy Note series

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  • A Korean outlet reports that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy S21 Ultra will get an S-Pen.
  • It adds that the Galaxy Note series will therefore be discontinued.
  • The outlet also claims that the Z Fold 3 will launch in June 2021.

We’ve already heard murmurings that Samsung is working to add the S-Pen to the Galaxy S21 Ultra and its Z Fold 3 foldable, with the fate of the Galaxy Note series hanging in the balance. Now, a new report out of Korea has only echoed these claims.

Korean business daily Aju News reports that Samsung intends to add the Galaxy Note’s S-Pen stylus to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy S21 Ultra. Furthermore, the outlet claims that the Z Fold 3 will offer a slot for the S-Pen and that the foldable will launch in June 2021.

It’s claimed that

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Xiaomi confirms November 26 launch for new Redmi Note 9 series

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  • Xiaomi has confirmed the launch date of the new Redmi Note 9 series.
  • Three devices are expected to make their debuts, with a 5G Pro version being the rumored headliner.
  • The launch is penned for November 26 in China.

It’s official. After months of speculation and name-guessing, Xiaomi will unveil the new Redmi Note 9 series next week.

Made official in a Weibo post, Xiaomi confirmed that three devices will be on offer. The Chinese OEM also revealed the official physical design for at least one of the devices. It’s unclear if all three phones will share this design.

Nevertheless, expect at least one Redmi Note 9 model to feature a circular rear camera array housing four shooters. Color options will include two shimmering finishes – a gray-violet and a sky blue. The official render provided matches previous shots we’ve seen of the phones on TENAA.

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Beyond the render, Xiaomi

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Could Samsung ditch the Galaxy Note series in 2021?

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  • Two more tipsters have suggested that Samsung might not be working on new Note devices.
  • This would echo a report earlier this year, alleging that foldables could replace the Note line.

We previously heard that Samsung could abandon the Galaxy Note series in 2021 in favor of the Galaxy Fold lineup. It would be a major shakeup for the firm, but at least two more sources have revealed info suggesting this could indeed be the case.

Android Police writer Max Weinbach asserted on Twitter that Samsung is expected to offer four Galaxy S21 phones and three foldables in 2021. These phones are the Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, Galaxy S21 Ultra, Z Flip 3, Z Fold 3, and Z Fold FE. In other words, he doesn’t list the Note series anywhere. Check out the tweet below.

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Meanwhile, tipster Ice Universe has

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OnePlus 9 might boast a larger screen and Note 20-like cameras

You might be getting a glimpse at the OnePlus 9 mere weeks after the 8T made its debut. The 91mobiles team says it has obtained CAD renders for the OnePlus 9 that reveal some of its key design choices. While it will reportedly borrow a flat display, a corner camera bump and a hole-punch selife cam from the 8T, it should also have a larger screen than the existing 6.55-inch OLED as well as a rear camera array reminiscent of the Galaxy Note 20 family.



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OnePlus 9 render leak

The leak shows two larger main cameras as well as a smaller third. It’s not certain if the sensors represent a step up from the 8T’s so-so units.

There’s still not much known about what’s inside. Earlier leaks suggested the OnePlus 9 would run on the expected Snapdragon 875 chip and boast an 8T-like 120Hz screen refresh rate. Like the 8

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