Just got a letter from Samsung...
It was about the S8, and with the Note8 release looming, I decided to respond and tell them what I still expect in a creative platform smart phone...
|My Samsung Galaxy Note7, as denoted by the green battery icon.
Picture taken with a Samsung Galaxy Core Prime (Tracfone).
The Note 3 was a step-up in the camera department, but still video recording couldn't keep up with the action.
But all is not lost. You could still fulfill that niche yourself, Samsung. The Note platform can just go ahead and be a pretty, large, gimmick device for the masses with a pointless stylus for handwriting conversion and notes.
Samsung, create a new platform, then. Introduce a real artist's phablet. A phone that can be incorporated as the real essential tool that the Note 2 & 3 were, only better, with an artist's heaping amount of RAM so that it can be docked with or as a personal computer, give it a decent battery life under heavy creativity demands (to last at least 8 hours of constant use), the best photography camera, the best video recorder, the best removable storage capabilities to utilize that creativity, the best stereo capabilities, and above all, a flat touchscreen to enhance a creative's solid creative motion with an uninterrupted stream of ideas using unobstructed rock solid unbreakable FLAT gorilla screen input platform that is neither too small for big hands, nor too large for normal pockets.
Until someone comes up with something decent, I'll just use a "smart" phone. And I will boycott ALL your products now, until someone shows me the answer. And then, they will receive my rather critical but hopeless loyalty.
But until then, for now, the Samsung Galaxy Note platform is dead to me for the betrayals I have endured.