Seemingly in place of a Galaxy Note 8, Samsung is said to be preparing an upgraded 6-inch version of the Galaxy S8 known as the Galaxy S8 Plus. It reportedly features a 6-inch display, which would make it larger than this year’s Galaxy Note.
Like the regular S8, the larger handset model is believed to include a curved display and will be out in early 2017.
The inclusion or lack thereof of an S Pen with the rumored S8 Plus may tell us a bit about Samsung’s plan for the Note line. If the larger S8 includes an S Pen, the Note line may be finished, at least for this year. However, if it lacks an S Pen, another Note is presumably going to arrive at some point.