There's good reason to believe the Galaxy Note 8 will be updated to Android Oreo in several global markets by the end of March.
The Galaxy Tab A 10.1 with S Pen is probably the closest thing you'll get to a US Note 7 surrogate in terms of productivity for quite some time.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2016) with S Pen doesn't change a great deal about the standard 2016 Tab A, retaining the 10.1-inch 1,200p LCD screen.
Launched in select European markets several months ago, the upper mid-range Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 is now finally available stateside as well.
By no means a powerhouse, the just-announced Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) is no pushover either, with a Full HD screen, 2GB RAM, and Android 6.0 in tow.