The Samsung Galaxy Note and the Galaxy S series of phones are icons in the smartphone world. The Note series, in particular, has found a fanatical following. So it’s interesting to hear a rumor that Samsung could be killing the Note and S series and merging them into one device. According to Forbes, whose source was Korean publication The Bell, the Note may indeed be canceled.
According to popular Korean site The Bell, Samsung is seriously considering scrapping the Galaxy Note brand completely. What’s more, The Bell’s source says this is something Samsung has been considering for well over a year.
Some of the reasons cited were device saturation and customers not upgrading as often. These two factors are said to be hurting Samsung’s profitability.
In fact, The Bell states that the fate of the Galaxy Note range largely depends on customers’ response to the Galaxy Note 9. If sales are underwhelming, then the writing is on the wall.
Of course, there’s no news on how the company would combine the two lineups or if the S-Pen would stay or go. If this rumor has any truth to it, I would think a combined phone would look more like the Note than the S series.
While the Galaxy S was the first to the game, it’s the Samsung Galaxy Note that has become the company’s flagship. The Note has a following not unlike the iPhone and for Samsung to discard that would be crazy.
As with any rumor, this all needs to be taken lightly. This could all be a hypothetical thrown out there in a company meeting. I really don’t think Samsung would stick a fork in their Note series. If anything, they would retire the S series and not the Note.
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