Samsung has been nurturing two flagship lineups in its portfolio since years. Now, at the eve of the 10th anniversary of the Galaxy S series, the Galaxy Note line might become obsolete. This new revelation comes after we’ve been hearing a lot about a trio of Galaxy S10 devices being readied to hit markets early next year. According to several reports, Samsung is working on three Galaxy S series phones – a budget Galaxy S10, a standard Galaxy S10, and a Galaxy S10+.
The new report coming from the homeland of Samsung HQ, Korea, suggests the company’s Vice Chairman, Jay Lee, will fuse the Galaxy Note line with the Galaxy S series. The result? A Galaxy S10+ with an S Pen. Even though at first this looks unthinkable, a more considerate thinking leads to an opposite opinion. Since a couple of years, the only thing separating the Galaxy S series and the Note is the S Pen. Many users have been found unwilling to shell an extra premium just for a stylus and they have preferred the Galaxy S series. Samsung sold around 11 million of Galaxy Note 8 but it isn’t that optimistic for the Galaxy Note 9 with a recent report forecasting around 12 million units.
Also, combining the two flagship series will help Samsung save a fortune in design, development and manufacturing costs of the Note 9. Current info suggests Samsung’s upcoming trio have been codenamed Beyond0, Beyond1, and Beyond2. Beyond 2 is expected to be the biggest one with 6.5-inches of a display. Not only that, some reports have also hinted at a triple camera on the rear of the device. Furthermore, an on-screen fingerprint reader is also being rumoured for next year’s S series phones.
While we still have a long way to go, the Korean brand is tipped to launch the Galaxy S10 in February after presumably launching its foldable phone in January.