Once upon a time it was pretty clear what you were getting when you bought a Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone – it would be an expensive phone with a big screen, a big battery, a fast processor, and support for Samsung’s S-Pen digital stylus.

But as smartphone screens have gotten larger (and prices higher), the only thing that really sets recent Galaxy Note phones apart from recent Galaxy S models is the pen. So rather than maintain two different lines of phones, rumor has it that next year Samsung will just bring the S-Pen to the Galaxy S21 and scrap the Galaxy Note altogether.

One potential down side? It’s not clear that you’ll be able to dock the pen in the phone when you’re not using it. But the upside is that Samsung can use the space that a pen garage would take up to include a larger battery.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20

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  1. Good news is it looks like according to the specs that they’ve integrated various connectivity technologies into the controllers to elimate latency that was a problem on the original version.

  2. Not sure what the angry comments calling clickbait are about. One of the topics covered is rumours of samsung stopping the Note line of devices which would mean goodbye to Galaxy Notes. It could have been phrased as “Samsung killing flagship phones???!!! You won’t believe it!!!” which would have been clickbaity

    1. bradlinder – Brad Linder is editor of the mobile tech blog Liliputing, an independent journalist and podcast producer and editor based in Philadelphia.
      Brad Linder says:

      My best guess is that this article seems to have been picked up by Google’s “Discovery” feature, which means it as shown as suggested content to numerous people who are not familiar with this site and probably were not expecting a roundup of recent tech news with links to the source articles.

  3. I hope you get a OneGX Pro LTE for review. Interested in the non-gaming parts of your review: US LTE (hopefully Verizon), out of the box Linux experience (including USB Type-C and HDMI video out).

    I also wonder if they’re going to provide a different color besides the bluish OneGX1. I prefer the black/dark gray renders.

    1. Hoping to see non-gaming reviews of the LTE version as well. Thinking of getting it when it shows up on Amazon and shipped directly by Amazon.

      It seems the OneGX1 has made it to being fulfilled/shipped by Amazon now. Took maybe around a couple months when it was finally available to be shipped (from China) to when it’s fulfilled by Amazon shipping.

      1. I was going to buy the OneGX1 LTE from Amazon over the holiday since it was shipping via Amazon Prime but I ended up getting distracted and now I see this. I guess I’ll wait. If they say it’s going to be “released” in December and going buy the OneGX1 delays since its “release”, it might be available for Amazon Prime shipping maybe in Spring. I don’t mind waiting that long.

        Hoping for a black color option.