Samsung to release just one flagship smartphone line in 2017
posted by Ben R. / Oct 18, 2016, 1:48 AM
Galaxy S7 and S7 edge in H1 were followed by the Galaxy Note 7 in August. Last year was a similar story, though the Note 5 was also accompanied by a Galaxy S6 edge+. The familiar system of two major flagship release points won't recur in 2017 according to The Korea Herald, which infers that the decision to ditch the dual-flagship system is not yet final. Indeed, the report cites 'an official from one of Samsung's partner firms' in noting that suppliers have yet to be notified of the move.Over the past few years, Samsung fans have become accustomed to a choice of several flagship smartphones. This year, the
Precisely how Samsung will execute this new set-up is unknown, and such specifics are unlikely to be revealed any time soon. We've heard tidbits of what may be included with the so-called Galaxy S8 but even if those details were or are true, recent events throw considerable doubt over anything we might think we know.
Whatever the case, here's hoping that whatever Samsung delivers with 2017's flagship(s), it can emulate the greatness of this year's models sans the battery (or any other) saga.
Do you think it would be right for Samsung to revert to one flagship line per year for the foreseeable? Do have your say in the comments.
So technically note series is dead.
posted on Oct 18, 2016, 1:50 AM 9
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Easy , launch 2-3 versions of S series AT same time. S8 , S8 edge , S8 note.
posted on Oct 18, 2016, 2:24 AM 7
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Idea: 3 phones: S8, S8E (edge), S8N (note) People will freak out if the the note name is used The S8 should have a 5.1 inch screen, S8E should have a 5.4 inch screen and the S8N should have a 5.7 inch screen
posted on Oct 18, 2016, 2:40 AM 3
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I think you aren't going to see the Note name on anything anymore, as evidenced by the latest Chromebook that was released and the word Note was absent from it. They didn't even want to name the stylus an S-Pen (even though it is identical), it was just a pen. I am going to go ahead and place bets that you will see the word "Pro" used.
posted on Oct 18, 2016, 6:24 AM 4
Great news. This means more R&D towards one product and hence better product. Also faster updates.
posted on Oct 18, 2016, 1:53 AM 6
All pressure is on Samsung for the S8. A killer phone will rise
posted on Oct 18, 2016, 2:04 AM 12
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posted on Oct 18, 2016, 2:04 AM 1
I didn't get time due to my university pressure. I will be starting a new one in December. http://baddesttechblog.blogspo
This is the link. Not a lot of content there, but I will start posting content from December first week.
posted on Oct 18, 2016, 4:55 AM 0
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I wouldn't mind that if the S8 Edge gains the active digitizer of the Note 7, that'll be cutting down on quantity of devices to maintain, thus better support...hopefully.
posted on Oct 18, 2016, 1:55 AM 2
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Actually there is no point in having 2 flagship devices, if you look at the s7 edge and the note 7 there is no difference from a design point except for the S pen so at some point they were going to merge into 1 and it looks like 2017 is it. I support such move and i believe every flagship from them starting from next year will have an Spen why not add it.
posted on Oct 18, 2016, 2:09 AM 5
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Agreed. They'll still be releasing a smaller and bigger variant of the S8, so, instead of the bigger variant merely being big like the S7 Edge, it could pack the S-Pen with it to make serious use of the bigger screen. Maybe the Edge version could change to the Pro version...becoming basically a name change to the Note line.
posted on Oct 18, 2016, 2:28 AM 0
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They need to release the S8 in June so they have enough time to pack it with the best tech out and test the phone for several months before you launch it. All company's should start launching phones every two years instead of one. I regret getting the iPhone 7 plus.
posted on Oct 18, 2016, 2:37 AM 0
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Considering the fact that there is almost no difference between the Note & the edge and the fact that they could've released the Note 7/5/6 Edge+ at the start of their respective years this makes sense.
posted on Oct 18, 2016, 2:50 AM 0
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There used to be more of a gap between the S series and Note. This move makes sense.. I personally hope that the new S line has similar design language as the Note 7.. I LOVE that phone! Only changes I'd make are to ditch the glass back. The feel of the phone is fantastic and screen to phone ratio is pretty amazing. I think going forward it would be smart to have 3 phones in the line - S8, S8E and S8N. I have friends that got the S7E because they didn't like the extra size of the N, even though it's a small difference.
posted on Oct 18, 2016, 9:33 AM 0
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GS8 GS8 edge GS8 pro. Let's hope for a fall release for all three but I am guessing march which sucks. Sure their products still hold up well and usually beat the fall flagships, which is why they probably release early in the year, but I would love to see the Galaxy S series based on early 2018 tech in 2017 rather than early 2017 tech in 2017.
posted on Oct 18, 2016, 3:26 AM 2
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