After this whole debacle with exploding batteries and replacement phones that continue to explode, it won’t be a surprise to anyone that Samsung wants to sweep this whole Galaxy Note fiasco under the rug. They’ve already vowed to destroy every Note7 on Earth and they’re reportedly going to kill off the Galaxy Note brand with it. That means there will be no Galaxy Note 8 next year. Except there will be, sort of.

No, they’re not going to “relaunch” the new Galaxy Note 8 under an entirely new brand or line. Instead, as it almost makes more sense, the Note brand will get absorbed by the main Galaxy S series if we should believe these rumblings on the web. As you might have heard, Samsung is getting rid of the home button on the Galaxy S8. Now, they’re adding an S Pen to the Galaxy S8 Plus.

This kind of naming scheme would align with Apple is already doing with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The larger phablet model gets a few extra features that it’s smaller cousin does not. And so, while the Galaxy S8 won’t have an S Pen, the Galaxy S8 Plus (which is really a Galaxy Note 8) will, likely along with some other goodies like a bigger screen. If true, this means that we’d no longer have an S release in the spring and a Note release in the fall. It’d all just happen in the earlier part of the year.

So, the Note series lives on, if only by another name. If you liked the Note7 as much as I did, then you’ll still have something to look forward to in the coming months.


Via BGR

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