Everyone is eagerly expecting the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 that is to launch in less than a month. Its predecessor Galaxy Note 8 proved to be quite successful, and its successor Note 9 is expected to be just as successful, if not more so. However, a rumor has it that the Note 9 could be the last Galaxy Note phone, as the South Korean tech giant wants to merge the Note and S series.
This rumor comes from sources in the “electronics industry,” and is reported by The Bell (as translated by Google Translate). Moreover, the company has been putting the last Galaxy Note phone in consideration for almost a year now. The reason this idea came about is because both the Galaxy S and Note series are becoming relatively similar to one another, especially now that Samsung started selling its “Plus” models. That said, the Galaxy S9 Plus is equipped with a 6.2-inch screen, whereas last year’s Galaxy Note 8 is equipped with just a tad larger screen of 6.3 inches. The other specs and visual features of both phones remain quite similar.
Saving production costs
As per The Bell’s sources, Samsung hopes that merging the two series will save on production costs. Also, there is a possibility that there will be savings on marketing costs too. Nevertheless, many of Samsung’s fans are buying phones from the Note series mainly because of the pen and the phone’s notable style.
However, this decision could be wise, given that there are other rumors suggesting that Samsung is working on three new phones for the Galaxy S10 series rather than just two phones. That said, the largest phone in the series could come with the recognizable Note stylus that would meet fans’ requirements. That way, Note fans would have something to look forward to, just not the “Note” name. Additionally, other rumors suggest that Samsung is working on a foldable phone, so it could give it the spotlight after merging the two phones.
Nevertheless, this is just a rumor until official information about whether the Note 9 is the last Galaxy Note phone that we’ll see debut or not, as The Bell’s sources said that this decision hasn’t been made yet.
The Galaxy Note 9 will be released at an event in New York City on August 9. Its S Pen will sport a Bluetooth function and a great variety of other features.