A Galaxy S10+ may replace the Note 10, how about that?

A Galaxy S10+ may replace the Note 10, how about that?
Samsung may be gearing up for big changes in its phone lineup after it has its strategic hat back on with the release of its Vice Chairman Lee from the prison doldrums. Mr Lee is bent on ending the evolutionary development of Samsung's recent smartphones that the current head of the mobile department implemented and is willing to shake things up before Apple or the Chinese phone makers take the innovation initiative. What's the next big thing in mobile, then? Why, bendy handsets, of course. As per one Korean industry insider cited today:

That ties with another report from yesterday, that Samsung may indeed merge the Galaxy S and Note lines, as the pros are increasingly outweighing the cons. The idea has been floated to Samsung suppliers for a while, but because of the ho-hum Q2 results, now Samsung may be ready to take action. Previously, the Note line had two big differentiators before the Galaxy X flagships - its S Pen stylus, and larger displays. With the introduction of the S8+ and S9, however, the big screen point became moot. The 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.

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. That is why we wanted to ask your opinion on the merging of the Galaxy S and Note lines, yea or nay?

Samsung may merge the Galaxy S and Note lines, is this a smart move?


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  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4100 mAh



1. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009


16. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

makes a lot of sense tbh Merge them now as the note series have become redundant.

19. tedkord

Posts: 17418; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's not merging, that's eliminating one. It's either got an S-Pen or it doesn't.

31. vincelongman

Posts: 5732; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

IMO don't merge them I dont use the S-Pen, would rather that space be used for more battery, another camera, better speakers, ... But many get the Note purely for the S-Pen But IMO the Note should be released along side the S since these days they have the same SoC, camera sensors, etc...

2. surethom

Posts: 1722; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

NO not if that means the normal s10 increases in size.

22. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

why would the s10 increase in size, if they S10 will be around 6.2 to 6.4 inches. You don't think same still want a 5.6 to 5.8 inch released for customers with smaller hands. But then, we already know the rumors, there will be three S10. The S10, S10+, and Note 10 that is renamed, maybe S10 Pro.

28. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

I mean s10+ will be 6.2 to 6.4

3. jellmoo

Posts: 2633; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

This makes a ton of sense to me. There's not really a ton of reason to have both the S+ and the Note in your lineup if they are as similar as the last generations have been. You're just increasing production and marketing costs that way. That being said, I'm still not convinced about the viability of a foldable phone.

4. Jrod99

Posts: 766; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

As long as there’s a S pen.

6. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

If they merged the product line, I would rather the pen be sold separately. I don’t want it cutting into the phones component space. I know that’s and controversial view among Note owners that use it. Just how I feel as someone who doesn’t though.

9. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

They should do a Galaxy S__ & a Galaxy S__ Note like how they're doing with the current Galaxy S lineup. 1 for each at the time of launch.

14. Fellwalker

Posts: 538; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Why on earth would you want the note version of the galaxy s range if you don't want the s- pen?

20. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Agree with you few people using S pen to be honest.

25. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Selling the s pen separately would be f**kin stupid. If you dont want it then get the one without the pen

32. vincelongman

Posts: 5732; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

This is why they shouldnt megre S+ and Note lines

30. Orion78

Posts: 211; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

That makes no sense whatsoever. Lol

5. tokuzumi

Posts: 1936; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

This makes sense. There really isn't much difference between the S9+ and the Note 8. The S9+ is even significantly cheaper than the Note. I don't think the S Pen and S Pen suite is worth the extra money for something that few people use. The S 10+ will need to be fitted with the S Pen, otherwise it would be an issue for the users looking to upgrade their existing Notes.

7. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1088; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Seeing that the note series lately has really just been a slightly more optimized + with .1" increase in screen and an s-pen, it makes sense to combine the 2 or, just get rid of the S+ series and have an S and Note like it has been.

8. Micah007

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

No. I planned to jump into the Note line with the 10 edition. I'm going elsewhere if this is true.

10. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Just hold the S Pen and call it whatever you want

11. Pureviewuser1

Posts: 158; Member since: Mar 28, 2016

Samsung could make an extended battery case housing the s pen that could be a hit.

12. Pureviewuser1

Posts: 158; Member since: Mar 28, 2016

Samsung could score a direct hit if they made an extended battery case housing the s pen thereby freeing valuable space in the s10+

29. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

that would be solid too. That way if you sell your S10+ back, you wouldn't have to discount it because you lost an SPen. An Spen shpuld be optional. Or if they really want they can always sell it as a bundled pen or pen with case, like gaming consoles.

13. Fellwalker

Posts: 538; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

So long as the S-pen has an internal Dock. This is an absolute deal breaker if not included. If it doesn't, it is pointless as the pen will be lost.

15. torr310

Posts: 1680; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Not merge but probably announce at the same time or 2 months later instead of half year later. That won't make specs of Note look "old" for the same year.

17. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Samsung only release there Notes phones later in the year just to put some pressure on the Apple iPhones released in the 3/4 of ever year,but the cost of the Note phones being higher than there other Premium phones released early in the year,just deter people from buying there Note 4,if Samsung are going to release 3 types of there S10 models then not producing there Note 10 will be saving Samsung some time and money,if there 3rd version of the S10 offers a 6.4 inch screen it like producing a Note phone,so as long Samsung improve the relibilty and the speed of the S10 phones then not producing the Note 10 will be the Right decision by Samsung

18. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Samsung cutting cost seems sales of S9 and note line not doing well. Samsung if you want to sell well bring back flat screen ordinary S10 like A8 size and desgin then S10 plus with edge then later end of the year note 10.

27. rkoforever90

Posts: 469; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

USP of samsung s series is the curved screen if you want the regular flat screen phone why bother spending a bomb on an ordinary looking phone. I'd rather buy a mid range like Nokia 7 plus or something and save some bucks

21. cmdacos

Posts: 4276; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Not going to happen

24. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

S7 still sell to date so.

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