Samsung is rumored to be stopping the Galaxy S25 Plus – here’s why it’s a big mistake

Certain phone rumors seem to come back year after year like reblooming perennials. The next iPhone will finally ditch physical buttons. Apple is on the cusp of releasing a foldable iPhone any day now. And Samsung is discontinuing the Plus model of its Galaxy S line. This time we mean it.

The Galaxy S25 installment of that rumor has recently erupted, with reports suggesting that the absence of an S25 Plus entry in the International Mobile Equipment Identity database means the middle entry in Samsung’s flagship line will finally be scuttled when the other Galaxy S25 models appear in early 2025.