A “budget” Samsung Galaxy Note reportedly in the works
The Samsung Galaxy Note series are rather costly, with a starting price of RM3699 for the latest Samsung Galaxy Note10. A more affordable device featuring the S Pen might just prove compelling for smartphone users who want an advanced stylus yet can do without the flagship features that the Galaxy Note10 series bring to the table.
There isn’t much information to go around, as all SamMobile discovered was the model number of what could be the budget Galaxy Note smartphone: SM-N770F. All Samsung Galaxy Note devices since the Galaxy Note 3 sport SM-N9xx model numbers, with the only other Galaxy Note touting a SM-N7xx model number was the Galaxy Note 3 Neo, with the model number SM-N750F.
Offering a more affordable Galaxy Note would probably entice more people to try out the S Pen. If they enjoy the affordable S Pen-toting smartphone, they might just upgrade to the pricier flagship Galaxy Note to get even more features.
There are very few phones that offer a passive stylus and stowage for the stylus in the phone’s body itself. HUAWEI does support the M Pen on selected smartphones, but the pen is bulky and won’t fit in the sleek chassis of their devices.
Samsung’s recent barrage of decent mid-range Galaxy A smartphones leads me to believe that a more affordable Galaxy Note wouldn’t be out of the question. When will it arrive and what it will pack remains to be seen though.
Pokdepinion: I do love the S Pen features, and if we are going to see a more affordable version of the Samsung Galaxy Note, I am all for it!