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.