Per Weinbach, Samsung will launch three Galaxy S series flagships next year, which is hardly surprising. He also says that we can look forward to the Galaxy S21 FE, which, again, was expected as Samsung has committed to launching Fan Editions of its flagship phones every year.
3 of these devices will have SPen support.
— Max Weinbach (@MaxWinebach) November 15, 2020
Neither Ice nor Weinbach has explicitly said that the Note line has been axed.
Foldable phones are still very much niche devices, and Samsung wasn’t even able to sell 1 million of them in 2019. This year, it’s aiming to sell 6 million foldable handsets, which sounds unrealistic given that analysts expect shipments to hover somewhere between 3 million and 5 million units.
In 2021, sales of foldable phones are expected to reach 10 million units. In comparison, 10 million units of Note series phones are sold by the end of a year after their release in the third quarter.
Thus, it’s best not to read too much into these rumors.