Samsung’s Galaxy Note and S series have been growing closer in terms of design evolution and purpose over the past few years, and the firm is reportedly exploring whether it would be more pragmatic to merge the two lines together
The Korean Bell (via BGR), cites Samsung insiders who say that the firm has been talking internally and to external partners about whether it should indeed merge the two lines.
The Galaxy Note and S lines were once distinguished by size and the pen, but with the S Plus approaching and even exceeding the Note in size, it raises questions as to whether Samsung should even be having two similarly sized and specced phones. The Korean company is also working on a Galaxy Note X — its foldable smartphone. This phone will reportedly ship with a stylus and may be more suited to replace the Note line in terms of a device that’s acclimated to note-taking and sits on the bleeding edge of new technological developments.
Samsung has not made any definitive decisions yet, but the firm might be looking at Galaxy Note 9 sales as a way of gauging whether the Note line is still a capable market contender in a market where every other phone has a large screen and beefy battery.
“Foldable smart phones, which are expected to be released in early next year, are a form of pilot, but they will emerge as the main lineup at least the following year.”The Bell reports an analyst as saying“The interest will be whether to unify the S Plus and Note products, which will depend on the Galaxy Note 9 response,” he added.
Source: The Bell