Samsung should just merge the Galaxy S and Note lines (poll results)
by Daniel Petrov / Jul 27, 2018, 9:23 AM
Samsung may merge the Galaxy S and Note lines, is this a smart move?
Samsung may be gearing up for big changes in its phone lineup next year. It could merge the Galaxy S and Note lines, as the pros are increasingly outweighing the cons. That is why we asked about your opinion on getting a third, Galaxy S10+ phone next year, instead of the Note line, and two-thirds of our respondents actually think this will be a smart idea to avoid portfolio redundancies.
Note 8 has a 6.32" display, the S9+is 6.22 inches, while the Note 9 is said to come at 6.38 inches, negligible differences, so Samsung will be pushing it heavily as a gaming phone, what with the exclusive Fortnite on Android release and all that. As per Korean media:Previously, the Note line had two big differentiators before the Galaxy X flagships - its S Pen stylus, and larger displays, but with phones like the S9+, the big screen point is somewhat moot. The
Moreover, just like there will be three 2018 iPhones, there could be three Galaxy S10 models, too, and one of those is said to land with a 6.4" display and triple camera setup - coincidentally, exactly as the rumored iPhone X Plus with a 6.46" OLED screen. When we add the foldable Galaxy X, or whatever it gets named, Samsung will stare down three "flagship" lines, which is not very cost-effective for production and marketing.
Rumor has it that it considers bendable phones that can go from shirt pocket to a tablet size to be a real advantage before Apple or anyone else that is said to be working on those, but won't be ready before 2020 with any concepts, so Mr Lee has allegedly ordered a firm commitment to get the Galaxy X out of the door early next year to gauge market acceptance.
Thus, it only becomes logical that the Galaxy S and Note lines may merge, and the largest S10+ may land with a stylus before long. If you thought that 2019, the 10th anniversary of the S-line will be interesting, wait until Samsung decides they should all bend in 2020, just like it experimented with just a side curve in the Note Edge, and now all of its flagships have sloping flexible screens, though Samsung may be returning to the flat display with a Galaxy S10 Lite of sorts.
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They need to make the S10+ Into the S10 note.
posted on Jul 27, 2018, 9:29 AM 2
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I think it’s perfact the way it is. No matter what the name will be going farward I think the note version should be sold 6 months after the s line. Other wise you not only would be stealing sales from each other but having a mid year phone works for android phones..
posted on Jul 28, 2018, 7:25 AM 0
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Note line used offer bigger screen,bigger battery ,and higher screen to body ratio. 2018 now,and The only thing differentiating them is the s-pen.
posted on Jul 27, 2018, 9:48 AM 8
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Better processor too. My Note 4 had a better processor than the GS5 which was out the same year.
posted on Jul 27, 2018, 11:19 AM 5
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yet they stopped getting better processors for the Note line starting with Note 5 then started blurring the lines when S7 Edge was released and Note 7/FE with 0.2 screen size difference, further blurred when S8+ and Note 8 had 0.1 difference
posted on Jul 27, 2018, 9:02 PM 0
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Hope they still keep the s-pen somehow.
posted on Jul 27, 2018, 10:51 AM 1
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far as im concerned its already happened with out it already happening. The last Note I recall that was basically topped its Galaxy S sibling was the Note 4. The Note 5 was a galaxy S6 Edge Plus, Note 7 was a galaxy s7, and Note 8 its a galaxy s8....yeah yeah. I would prefer to keep them seperate to top it however maybe a good idea to merge them if and only if they are bringing out a range topper to market.
posted on Jul 27, 2018, 3:36 PM 0
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"The Note 5 was a galaxy S6 Edge Plus, Note 7 was a galaxy s7, and Note 8 its a galaxy s8..." Wow. You don't know $#¡t about what you just mentioned. The S6E+ had a curved display, the Note 5 didn't. The Note 5 felt more uniform in hand, the S6E+ felt a little awkward to hold. In fact, turn either phone upside down & it felt like you were holding the other one right side up. The Note 7 & S7/S7E were also very different, especially in performance. When I went from the former to the latter I could tell the difference, especially in the camera. Same for the Note 8 vs S8/+. Think before you speak next time.
posted on Jul 27, 2018, 9:18 PM 0
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