Over the last couple of years, Samsung has released a plus varant of ts annual Galaxy S phone, but rumours suggest that next year, the Galaxy S10+ wll be where ths trend stops.

A report from South Korea’s The Bell ndcates that Samsung s movng on from ths dual release strategy, optng to merge the plus-szed Galaxy S varant wth the Note lne. There’s a number of obvous benefts for Samsung n gong ths way; for starters, Samsung saves on R&D budget only developng two major phone releases each year (Galaxy S and Galaxy Note), and t also avods dluton of ts message wth a sngle phone nstead of gvng customers two choces at the start of the year.

More mportantly, perhaps, ths mght save Samsung some money and allow t to put all ts focus on one product; ths means less of a rsk to profts.

The move s really not that surprsng; the overlap wth the exstng Note product was obvous from the start. Wth lttle dfference n sze between the Galaxy S Plus and the Note range, the only major dfferentator (apart from the tme of release) s the S-Pen, whch s far more useful on that larger screen.

The strategy wll ultmately pay dvdends; the typcal consumer usually chooses the smaller phone of the two (whch has 99% of the same features at a smaller prce) whereas those seekng a larger phone wll – n many cases – opt to wat for the more feature-rch Galaxy Note release.

Speakng of whch, there’s a new one comng n a couple of weeks now. Stay tuned.

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Joe
Joe
2 years ago

End of an era?

The first plus Samsung only came out just over a year ago…

James lo
James lo
2 years ago

Never knew publishers were so good looking 🤣

Adam
Adam
2 years ago

This could be a good thing for ram supply too.

Joshua Hill
Joshua Hill
2 years ago

Does that mean the non plus variant will get better camera tech or will that only be available in the note release.
The way Samsung has treated regular S owners in regards to the camera is a disgrace.
It’s hardly 99% of the plus variant when the camera, one of the most important parts for a lot of consumers, is only 80-90% of the pluses camera.

Oldmike
Oldmike
2 years ago

I suppose they have to put a toe in the water to see if it helps sales , personally i like having choice and would pick a note myself anyway if there was one available . But there is the odd person that could not care less for the S pen and would rather have the cheaper S model . Although perhaps with the extra Bluetooth function on the S pen those people may now change their minds. This years note 9 should be awesome , better speaker set up like the current s variants , and a good size… Read more »

mikedoeslife
mikedoeslife
2 years ago

Probably helps it make more money off each device too. Selling many more Notes for say $1200 is better than selling a few at $1500. It also forces more people onto that higher price point, since there’ll be no Plus to tempt them.