Rumor: Will Samsung Merge The Galaxy S And Galaxy Note Series?
Reportedly, Samsung is planning to merge its two high-end smartphone series into one series, combining both the Galaxy S and larger Galaxy Note series with the S Pen. The reason is simple: recent Galaxy S devices such as the Galaxy S9+ are very similar to the Note 9, which would make the latter series redundant.
In fact, the size difference that was once a unique selling point of the Note line-up is now negligible, with the Galaxy S9+ measuring in at 6.2 inches and the Note 8/Note 9 at 6.3 inches. The only major differentiating factor that the Note has is the included S Pen, and some new technological advancements and upgrades – such as the iris scanner and double camera’s – often debut on the Note series first.
The Note series from Samsung has been known to be quite an experimental range of smartphones, especially the earlier models. However, aside from a few unique characteristics, the Galaxy S series are strikingly similar.
Samsung would also be able to save some costs on production by combining the production lines and focus on creating a stronger, single high-end brand instead of two. At the moment, it’s still unclear how Samsung would fuse these two series together, although it is assumed that the Plus model of Galaxy S smartphones will now simply be rebranded Notes, starting with the Galaxy S10 that will release next year.
Renders and images have already been leaked of the upcoming Note 9 – which would not be affected by the fuse and will probably be the last ‘traditional’ Note device – revealing a slightly different back.