It's all because Samsung is supposedly considering merging the Galaxy Note brand with the Galaxy S range. While the Galaxy Note has always been an anticipated smartphone, there is good chance that it could be the last in its series. The company reported lower-than-expected sales for the second quarter of 2018, and its latest smartphone, the Galaxy S9, is projected to sell less units in its debut year than its predecessor did in 2017, according to Reuters.
Based on a South Korean media, Samsung Vice Chairman Jay Lee is looking towards merging the mainstream Samsung Galaxy S and the Note series into a single entity. As reported earlier, Samsung is foregoing the Gear nomenclature and will be calling the product Galaxy Watch instead of Gear S4.More news: Cornyn Calls on Senate to Consider Russia Sanctions
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For the longest time, the Galaxy Note series was aimed at consumers who wanted a larger handset, and they did well commercially. Internally, the two series run pretty much the same hardware. In a related news, industry sources state that Samsung Display is planning to build a pilot line in Asan, Korea for the production of foldable OLED display panel and will enter into operation soon after that. While the USP of Galaxy Note smartphone was a big screen, the introduction of the plus smartphones in the Galaxy S series has also taken that away. However, nothing can be said for sure.
If all goes well, the Galaxy Watch could be unveiled alongside the Galaxy Note 9 on August 9 and go on sale together on August 24 with pre-orders starting August 14. If all this comes out true, then the Galaxy S10 will be competing with other budget flagship smartphones. Given the advances rumoured to be coming to the S-Pen this year it also seems just as unlikely that it won't scrap the stylus altogether.