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[Poll Results!] Would you buy a mid-range Galaxy phone for the S Pen?

When the Galaxy Note series first debuted back in 2011, it was supposed to offer two attractions that you couldn’t find on any other smartphone, Galaxy-branded or otherwise: a big screen, and the S Pen stylus. Over the years, big screens have become quite mainstream, but the S Pen has remained unmatched and is currently the only feature that truly differentiates Samsung’s Galaxy Note lineup.

While Samsung has been making mid-range tablets that support the S Pen, the stylus has not been seen on any Galaxy smartphone other than a Galaxy Note flagship, except for the Galaxy Note 3 Neo that was launched in 2014. Now, Samsung is working on a device called the Galaxy Note 10 Lite, which could possibly be a upper mid-range device that’s bundled with the S Pen. And, recently, we speculated that the S Pen may end up coming to the Galaxy A series as well, after discovering a mysterious new Samsung device that doesn’t fit any of the company’s current smartphone lineups.

In short, the S Pen may soon cease to be exclusive to Samsung’s flagship Galaxy Note smartphones. For many, that will hurt the charm and uniqueness of the Galaxy Note series, but for Samsung, it makes sense. The company’s latest flagships are doing quite well, but the general trend in the smartphone market these days suggests that consumers are no longer as interested in flagship phones as they were a few years ago.

People are also holding on to their phones longer, and competition in the mid-range market is getting more and more intense at the same time. Samsung may not be able to match the competition when it comes to the value-for-money quotient in the mid-range segment, but it can attract customers by offering a feature like the S Pen and the related software functionality, which no other manufacturer has been able to replicate.

And here’s the question we’re asking today: Would you buy a mid-range Galaxy smartphone for the S Pen? Vote in the poll below, then tell us why you would or would not buy a mid-range phone for the S Pen — and any other thoughts you may have on the matter — down in the comments section.

Results: As we had been expecting, a majority of voters said they would buy a mid-range phone with the S Pen, with 45% votes going to that option of the poll. 29% of voters, however, said they wouldn’t buy such a device, while 26% said they would like to see such a device before they make a decision, and it’s possible they will see such a device very soon.

Would you buy a mid-range Galaxy phone for the S Pen?

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keepitsimple1
keepitsimple1

Wouldn’t buy one. I lease yearly and a new note each year. Wont do midrange and regret later not getting a note.

PainfullyCandid
PainfullyCandid

I use Surface Pro for real productivity, including the Surface Pen.

GS7edge
GS7edge

Reasonable price, decent Soc, 3.5mm jack, big battery and OLED will be a hit!H

siaho
siaho

To really benefit from the spen you will need a fast and good phone. Depends how one would use it ofc.

martindale
martindale

I don’t need all the horsepower of a flagship. I do need features that I use most weeks – IR blaster, aux out socket, stylus, SD card. I also like a top end camera.
For the moment I am still using my Note 4. Until all the office projectors “get with the times” and grow a different interface I need IR. Until regular PA desks grow an alternative to the aux-in socket I need my phone to have an aux-out.

aroutis
aroutis

To be honest I am skeptical. I am a fan of the big dogs (S and Note line, Note line predominantly). It would take something really special to switch to a mid level and with a S-Pen.

cabbe86
cabbe86

Yes, if processor not makes phone hot like a barbecue grill…

Sarper94
Sarper94

Why would the phone heat up because of S-Pen? It’s not logical

yash1331
yash1331

he is saying that not because of s-pen. the processors on samsung mid range devices generally get hot real quick regardless it has s pen or not!

brendonx
brendonx

To everyone moaning about headphone jack.

Get with the times ALL phone companies are going that way.

My answer is no because I wont even buy the Note for the S Pen because I had a Note before and never used the pen so it’s not worth it.

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

I will stop moaning immediately if you give it to me for free but since I would pay for it that’s one of my requirements for now, period. I don’t care if all companies are moving away from it which is not even true. LG is still providing it, even Samsung and many others on some of its own low-mid range phones.

Messibarca92
Messibarca92

Never… it needs to stay on the Note only

djcbs
djcbs

If it has a sub 5.8″ screen, headphone jack, expandable storage and no notch or hole in the top middle, sure.

Sarper94
Sarper94

Then you want a phone without a front camera

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

If it has 6.7-6.8inch, headphone jack and reasonable price YES!!!