Samsung has formally killed the Galaxy Word lineup as confirmed in the course of the Cellular World Congress (MWC) 2022. In an interview, Samsung’s smartphone chief Roh Tae-moon was requested in regards to the Galaxy Word’s destiny, going ahead. To which, he replied saying, “The Galaxy Word will come out as Extremely,” referring to the excessive Extremely variant within the Collection.
In reality, this yr’s Galaxy S22 Extremely comes with assist for the S Pen and a devoted slot for the stylus. The final Galaxy Word launched in 2020, the Word 20 collection. However in 2021, the Galaxy S21 got here with the S Pen assist although the telephone itself lacked an in-built compartment. With the Word 21, Samsung by no means formally stated it was cancelling the collection. It solely stated that the Word collection was not going down in 2021 given the continuing chipset scarcity.
When Samsung launched the Galaxy S21 collection, TM Roh’s feedback on the brand new machine led many to consider that the Word collection was making a comeback. “At Unpacked in February 2022, we’ll introduce you to essentially the most noteworthy S collection machine we’ve ever created. The following era of Galaxy S is right here, bringing collectively the best experiences of our Samsung Galaxy into one final machine,” he had stated in anticipation o the Galaxy Unpacked occasion. Nevertheless it appears, the corporate is taking the alternative route and changing the Word collection with the Extremely.
Studies had famous earlier how Samsung was attempting to focus extra on the foldable section. In reality, the Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip launch now takes place in August, which was sometimes when Samsung showcased its Word collection. For Samsung too, the foldable section has seen some success with gross sales of the Z Fold3 and Z Flip3 exceeding the entire foldables that Samsung offered in 2020, in response to the corporate.
The tip of the Galaxy Word collection brings to shut an vital chapter in Samsung’s famed flagship lineup. After all of the Galaxy Word when it first launched with the stylus in October 2011 was mocked as a phablet. A telephone that was too massive for its instances, besides it could go on to show critics incorrect and develop into a best-seller. Whereas 6-inch plus screens at the moment are frequent, it was the Word which began this development.
However the Galaxy Word collection additionally had an unlucky launch with the unfortunate Word 7 collection in 2016. A collection of Word 7 telephones would both catch fireplace or maintain overheating. Samsung blamed battery points for this, and issued a recall first. Nonetheless, the issues continued and it grew to become so critical that the Word 7 was banned from flights. Samsung ultimately killed the telephone altogether.