Samsung could cancel Galaxy S, Note series in 2020: Fold series could take over as annual flagship

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus

ecently, Samsung announced its Galaxy Note 10 series for the rest of 2019 to sit alongside the Galaxy S10 series phones, thus completing Samsung’s range of premium offerings for 2019. Samsung also released its reworked Galaxy Fold recently in the international markets, positioning it as the ultra-premium phone from the future with its folding display. While these phones may excite geeks, it also seems to make the Samsung lineup a bit confusing for the layman, with multiple models on the shelves. Well, it seems that Samsung may be looking to fix that next year.

And the way Samsung is going to fix is rather simple – by killing the S and Note series phones. Yes, this rumour is floating on the web and it comes from Evan Blass, the tipster known for giving near-accurate leaks. In one of his latest tweets, Blass says that Samsung may be looking to discontinue the S series and Note series lineup next year. Samsung will, however, continue to make a conventional flagship phone under a new series altogether.

In fact, Samsung will fuse the Galaxy S and Note series into a new series altogether, which might be called the Galaxy One series. Under the Galaxy One series, Samsung will be offering conventional flagship phones, with Blass even suggesting that the S Pen will be offered as part of the main flagship lineup that is currently represented by the Galaxy S series.

However, Samsung is doing this in order to make space for the Fold series smartphones in its portfolio. The rumour suggests that instead of launching a Note device around August, Samsung will launch new models in the Fold lineup, thereby making the Fold its second flagship offering along with the Galaxy One flagship models.

Now, this is still a rumour and there are chances that we may continue to see the Note series and s series phones for the next few years. Blass also says that Samsung is debating this new lineup at the moment and hence, nothing can be confirmed.

However, a unified lineup for Samsung flagships could make more sense. In recent years, the difference between a Galaxy S model and a Galaxy Note model has fundamentally trickled down to the S Pen. This year’s Galaxy S10 Plus seems to be a better and more affordable alternative than the Galaxy Note 10, unless the S Pen stylus is utterly important. With the Galaxy Fold now also coming in, it could make sense for Samsung to position it as the next flagship option if you don’t prefer the regular S series or Note models.