It is no longer news that Samsung typically releases two flagship phones a year, one in the early part of the year in the form of the Galaxy S series and another in the later part of the year in the form of the Galaxy Note series. However, while it might seem unreasonable to release two flagships as they might compete against each other, both devices are aimed at different kinds of users.
Now, according to a new report, this could change in the future. The report suggests that Samsung could merge their Galaxy S lineup with the Note lineup. Apparently, this is due to customers who are finding it harder to switch to a Note series when they can instead just get a Galaxy S device, plus there is also a pretty fierce competition from Chinese OEMs who are making phones that are considerably cheaper.
If this turns out true, this means that in the future we might only see one flagship launch from Samsung. Ultimately, this move could end up helping Samsung reduce their costs when developing their phones, but whether or not this is true remains to be seen, so take it with a pinch of salt for now.