Samsung could merge the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note smartphone lineup

Everything we've heard so far about the Galaxy Watch, the rumored Samsung smartwatch said to be coming next month

Based on the recent reports, Samsung will also unveil its foldable smartphone in early 2019.

We're less than a month away from the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, but while it will probably be a good phone and a great seller, it could also be the last handset to carry the Note name, as Samsung is reportedly considering merging the Note and S ranges.

As we've previously speculated, the Samsung Gear range of smartwatches is no longer, instead, Samsung has chosen to call its next smartwatch the Galaxy Watch. Over the past few years, therefore, the delta between the largest Galaxy S-series handsets and the Note series has shrunk, not to mention Samsung's flagship features like dual cameras.

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The Note 9 will continue to differentiate itself from other Galaxy smartphones by virtue of the S Pen, Samsung's digital stylus. This can be part of what the company might be planning for its future line of smartphones and a unified Galaxy smartphone could be a stepping stone in that direction. While a size difference between the models is plausible, it might not be really discernible in regular usage. Given rumours have claimed Samsung will be releasing three versions of the Galaxy S10, it seems the latter is a possibility.

Furthermore, the FCC listing reveals what could be our first look at the design - or at least the general shape - of the Galaxy Watch. Its key highlight is still the S-Pen, which this year is said to come with Bluetooth support.

After we've seen patent filings for trademarks, logo hints and endless speculation regarding what software the next smartwatch will run, we now have another report, this time from ZDNet, which indicates the device will be unveiled on 9 August ahead of a full release on 24 August.

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