As much as I LOVE Samsung, I'll drop them like I did Sony, and without a second thought.
WE ARE THE CONSUMER.
WE DICTATE CHANGE. THEY DO NOT.
TIME TO FIGHT BACK FOR WHAT WE WANT.
Yeah, I said that. Yes! We can. Stop buying their phones until they stop holding our current phones hostage. Simple. Can you do it though?
I sure can, and have. My ex still has his Note 4, and it works like a charm. Let's stop upgrading our phones—just because—and demand even better 4 year upgrades, and OS updates up to 5-10 years. There's NO REASON to upgrade every 2 years for nothing like most iPhone users do.
One funny thing is note 8 also stop getting major update in the mid year of 2019, the note 8 has similar hardware spec with s series but it's not 2 years old model (yet) as of mid 2019.