(9 days left!) Be the first with a 200MP camera! Visit Samsung to reserve and gain $100 in Samsung credit!

SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Galaxy Note 7 to follow Galaxy Note 5, source says

Phone
By 

Last updated: May 25th, 2016 at 12:27 UTC+02:00

Waiting for your chance to grab a Galaxy Note 6? Well, you may be in line waiting for a phone that’ll arrive under a different name.

According to a credible source out of Korea, Samsung has decided to rename its next-generation Galaxy Note device as the Galaxy Note 7, not the Galaxy Note 6. The company’s rationale behind the decision pertains to the association consumers have with the number “7” and Samsung’s launch of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge: “When Galaxy Note 6 that has its model number lower than Galaxy S7, which is the newest model, is released, it can give out a feeling that it is an outdated phone,” a high-ranking official said.

This would be the first time in the Galaxy Note series that Samsung would skip over a generation number for marketing purposes, but Samsung has done this with its Tizen-powered “Z” smartphone series, with the company skipping over the Z2 for the Z3 after introducing the first Z smartphone. Samsung has even trademarked the Galaxy S6 Note moniker, so the company could, like the Z series, could come back to the number “6” in the Note series at a later date and time (just like the Samsung Z2 is also in development, even though there’s no guarantee it will make its way to the market).

One other piece of pertinent information regarding the next Galaxy pertains to the design. Samsung intends to bring the dual-curved edges to the Galaxy Note 7 (we know, it’s still Galaxy Note 6 in mind and heart), bringing the device’s design up to par with that of the current-generation Galaxy S7 edge that was unveiled back on February 21st and matching the expectations that we’ve had for the upcoming device (just think of it as “Six Appeal” for a device with the number “7” in it. This means that the next-generation Note will be, as many presume, the Galaxy Note 7 edge when it is announced by Samsung.

As for the release date of the “Galaxy Note 7 edge,” a name that we’re holding with some skepticism for now, Samsung could launch the device in either early or mid-August. The Korean giant announced the Galaxy Note 5 on August 13th in New York City and launched the phone worldwide on August 21st. The company may look to have an even earlier launch this year in order to put its smartphone sales further ahead of Apple’s pending iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus launch in September.

Via Phone Galaxy Note 6Galaxy Note 7Galaxy Note 7 Edge
Load 35 comments

You might also like

Samsung’s tomb of lost features is now looking sadder than ever

Samsung has removed a lot of features from its flagship products over the years.

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 2 years ago

Galaxy S10+ screen protector almost perfectly fits a Galaxy Note 7

Remember the Galaxy Note 7? The last of Samsung’s flagship smartphones with the traditional home button and big bezels met an unfortunate early demise, and the company moved on to the Galaxy S8 and introduced us to the Infinity display, which threw away most of that bezel and the home button for a higher screen-to-body […]

  • By Abhijeet Mishra
  • 4 years ago

Here’s some explosive news: Galaxy Note 7 just got certified with Oreo

Samsung hasn’t yet been able to release the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the one flagship it was able to fall back on when the Galaxy Note 7 met its untimely demise, but someone at the company sure had enough time to test Oreo on the discontinued Note 7 and send it to the Wi-Fi […]

  • By Abhijeet Mishra
  • 5 years ago

Fact or fiction? Galaxy Note 8 has ‘most generous battery capacity’ of any Note series device

Now, before you reach for those pitchforks, let me say that the words in the title aren’t mine or one of my colleagues’ at SamMobile. They come straight from Samsung, or at least from the company’s Samsung Members app, from a section on official performance tips for the Galaxy Note 8. And, frankly, if we […]

  • By Abhijeet Mishra
  • 5 years ago

Samsung Spain hands out 200 free Galaxy Note 8 units on a plane

Samsung’s reputation took a hit because of the Galaxy Note 7. The handset’s faulty battery made it a fire risk so it was quickly banned from airplanes. The airlines actually started making announcements that the Galaxy Note 7 was not allowed in the cabin. The company bounced back with the Galaxy Note 8. The great […]

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 5 years ago

Customers can now pre-order the Galaxy Note FE in Malaysia

It was reported a couple of weeks back that the Galaxy Note FE launch might take place in Malaysia. It’s going to be the first country outside South Korea to receive the refurbished version of the Galaxy Note 7. The confirmation about the Galaxy Note FE Malaysia launch came through last week. Customers who want […]

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 5 years ago