Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Phablet May Get S-Pen Accessory; Galaxy Note Series to be Killed?

by Anvinraj Valiyathara 2

Samsung is rumored to be working on a 6-inch Galaxy S8 Plus phablet. Speculations indicate that it may get an external S-Pen accessory.

Samsung had reserved the S-Pen stylus feature to its Galaxy Note series. However, according to a Chinese leakster, the Galaxy S8 Plus phablet is now speculated to be the first Galaxy S series device to come with a stylus.

Samsung is rumored to be release Galaxy S8 in two sizes next year. The Galaxy S8 is expected to house a 5.1-inch display whereas its larger sibling with 6-inch display is expected to launch as Galaxy S8 Plus. Both the smartphones are rumored to house dual-edge curved displays.

The Galaxy Note series always featured an integrated S-Pen stylus whereas Samsung has never provided a stylus for its Galaxy S series phones. Even though a Galaxy S8 prototype was reportedly spotted with integrated stylus, it seems that the South Korean firm has decided against it.

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Speculations suggest that the S-Pen stylus for Galaxy S8 Plus would be available as an external accessory. As of this writing, there is no speculation on the pricing of the Galaxy S8 Plus and its S-Pen accessory.

There have been conflicting rumors about Galaxy S8 mainly because the South Korean company is testing multiple prototypes of its upcoming flagship. However, a clearer picture on the specifications of Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are expected surface in the coming weeks.

Samsung has been announcing its Galaxy S series smartphones in February since 2014. However, rumors suggest that the company has allegedly pushed the Galaxy S8 launch date to April 2017. Its major rivals like LG G6, HTC 11 and Xiaomi Mi 6 are all expected to launch earlier than Galaxy S8.

No Galaxy Note 8 Release in 2017?

Adding a stylus support to Galaxy S8 Plus does indicate that Samsung may discontinue the Galaxy Note series. However, the company has hinted in the recent past that the Galaxy Note 8 would be releasing in 2017.

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