Usually Samsung doesn't respond to rumors. But because of the large amount of rumors about the discontinuation of the Note series Samsung decided otherwise. For 2021 there will be another Galaxy Note phone. But if that also applies for 2022 remains to be seen.
The Galaxy Note series has a special place in our hearts. We remember very well the first moment we held one in our hands. We also remember how full of horror we were about the ridiculous huge size. But times change and so do opinions. What also helped is that it became much less wide and therefore easier to handle. We also remember the fuss that arose when Samsung didn't give the Galaxy Note 5 a world wide release. From then on it became clear to Samsung how popular the series was.