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Galaxy Note 7 to follow Galaxy Note 5, source says

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its model number lower than Galaxy S7, which is the newest model, is released, it can give out a feeling that it is an outdated phone,” a high-ranking official said.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.

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cardboard
cardboard

I bought a Edge 7. Really not happy with the edge and the narrower screen. I went with the Edge because of the battery size. The battery size is one of the most important things in the phone. And I sure do miss the IR blaster. Bluetooth don’t control my Dish network box either. After having it for 4 months. I don’t like the edge. Wished I had of waited for something else. Asked my wife if she wanted it, she said no I will keep the S6. Hope Samsung don’t screw the consumer and come out with just a… Read more »

madennique
madennique

Get off the fence Samsung a release 2 variants of the Note 7 ” one with a flat display”, the other ” one with a curved display”. Both having that same technology.

madennique
madennique

No more flat displays for the Note, at least give one side curved edge.

iceguyver
iceguyver

Honest the fact that the Note series of devices always has a number that is lower than the S services of devices never bothered me. As it made perfect sense to that the Note series would always have a lower number than the current S series.

alastairgreen_Nexus
alastairgreen_Nexus

Releasing both variants is much more comfortable so that we can choose if we like the Note 7 edge or not

UGRA LTE
UGRA LTE

Hello, I know that comments can not read but I will add, I would like to know where you can write for release models with 4K resolution, I would like this screen. even if you are not very good autonomy. In 2014., some promise which is sad for such a great company. I would like this solution in a curved version. Maybe someone knows where to go to write to the company itself Samsung, to talk about the release of that device with 4K resolution. email me [email protected]

kavalier
kavalier

Wow, you’re waiting for 4K while the rest of us would be happy to get software updates and support across all their devices.

Vinnyc1523
Vinnyc1523

I love that a “high ranking official” is worried about a model number making people feel their phone is outdated. They should be more concerned that customers are six months behind on software updates and security patches. That’s what makes me feel like my phone is outdated, but only because in reality it is actually outdated. Weird how that works out isn’t it, Samsung? I’ve figured out how to solve the problem though. Next upgrade will be a Nexus or back to iPhone.

parshakov
parshakov

I don’t get people bitching about delayed OS updates when Samsung implements most important Android features either at the same time (App Optimization feature = Doze) or way before Google (Multi-window, Vulkan API, etc.). Go ahead, switch to Nexus lol 🙂

Alta1r
Alta1r

App Optimization is not Doze, those are 2 different things.
Doze is only available in MM.

meboy
meboy

I Really hope there is a Flat screen option for the Note 6. I won’t be buying it unless it’s flat. – IR needs to come back. – Better camera. White balance especially could be a lot better. The new 12MP sensor in S7 is not sharp enough. Hope they don’t use that. – Better front facing camera – Better speaker(s), mic, ear piece. They’ve muddled along with the same ones for too long. – Be very nice if it didn’t cost a fortune at launch this time. – Get rid of the stupid heart rate monitors already. – No… Read more »

antonmassoud
antonmassoud

I’m with the name change!! And I believe this is a good step if they make it

SaschaHa
SaschaHa

If you don’t want the Edge, don’t buy it 😀
But why should Samsung not bring both variants? I pretty like the Edge one 🙂

jpd514
jpd514

This is a brilliant marketing idea.
6 look oldest than 7.

Bring the Note 7, equal or superior ton Samsung S7 Edge technologies.

The consumer will be happy with that.

stondec
stondec

Don’t care what the name is, just want the IR blaster back and also a much larger battery.

sangre327
sangre327

your TV doesnt have remote control

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

I don’t understand Samsung. It releases lots of unnecessary phones without even giving it a second thought and it’s having doubts about the note series this year and just want to release one variant, really? Just sell both variants and period. I love my note 4 (yes, the greatest note series so far) but I must say that I’m completely on the fence this time. Somehow I think the curve edges are not really necessary for the Note but on the other hand I find it really eye catching and beautiful, not so much on the S7 edge as on… Read more »

Hoggington
Hoggington

Please please please nooooo edge devices.

Worst gimmick ever. Serves no purpose other than warped text & images & glare.

Samsung, no, please.

stondec
stondec

I disagree with you on that. The edge is not only more beautiful but also adds desirable functionality.

FuturePilot
FuturePilot

I think it’s pretty obvious that the S series and the Note series are completely different phones. I don’t know why people would be comparing the numbers on these two. That’s like someone thinking their LG G5 is outdated compared to the S7 because 7>5.

Jaxenroth
Jaxenroth

I’m fine with the name switch. Just would like the IR blaster back and bigger battery. 32 GB of storage is Android standard (poor iPhone folks w/ 16gb), but it’s starting to creep toward 64gb. I love the Note 5 design, but being a Nexus 6P user as well, there’s just something about front facing speakers. Currently using the surround sound Mod from XDA, it’s similar to what HTC is doing with the 10. Camera and display are perfect on the Note 5, no need to get crazy there. Battery, IR, storage bump, and speakers would be a nice welcome,… Read more »

ctdog4748
ctdog4748

Edge screen or no edge screen just hurry up and release the next Note, I’ve a feeling it’s going to be an awesome device.

TurkishStyle
TurkishStyle

I hope they will put thw motion sensor and the ir blaster again in it

SenorSjon
SenorSjon

Why the edges and an additional 50-100 euro for the gimmick at least half doesn’t want. It only makes the phone more difficult to hold.

Vesta@12b

Whether for Marketing reasons or not, this doe NOT make sense. The Note series is going to its Sixth Generation, and should be called a Note 6 (same reason why S7 is called that, since it’s in its 7th generation) . Why is Samsung trying to “align” the Note to the S Series of phones? These phones are aimed at different customers, and should left as is. A customer who knows his devices won’t be confused by this simple thing.

Hoggington
Hoggington

One thing, the main thing, is to have it align with the iPhone7. No doubt.

colliderz
colliderz

Samsung listen up….. Most of the hardcore Note series lovers WILL NOT buy the Note 6 if t comes with a gimmicky edge screen. Not to mention non-removable battery and IR blaster.

What is WRONG with you Samsung?????

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Why not? their sales show the edge variant is a huge hit. Why not bring it to the Note series, it makes sense. I wouldn’t call the IR blaster essential and after all these years using smartphones, I’ve yet to come across someone who actually uses the removal battery to do more than quickly turning the phone off. If YOU do not use it, speak for yourself not on behalf of all Note users, because I tell you as a Note user that the edge screen is something to emulate not eliminate.

derzulya
derzulya

Different displays should better offered as an option. I am gonna upgrade my Note 4 to Note 6 (or 7, whatelse) but i don’t like edge display. As we see, there are Note users, who admire this feature. There are also two different display types on S line. So I don’t see any reason why Samsung would not offer two different Note smartphones. At least that’s my expectation. Other than that I definitely want micro SD support and removable battery back. These two were the main deal breaker for me to get Note 5.

Cryosphere
Cryosphere

Even though IR blaster is not ‘essential’, it is one of the more useful feature in my Note 4. I don’t use it all the time, but when I do I am really glad my phone has it ( e.g when losing my remote, at foreign offices, etc ). Removable batteries in my opinion is huge plus. I can carry multiple batteries, swap in minutes, charge batteries without tethering my phone to charger, can replace damaged batteries cheaply and easily, etc. Clumsy powerbanks and wireless charging is not a good enough substitute IMO. Judging by number of comments asking for… Read more »

michael doidge
michael doidge

I would be surprised if Samsung bought the swap out battery feature in the new note my friend, while it is a nice feature to have , it creates problems as far trying to keep the device sealed if it is going to be water proof among other things, yes it can be done , but it adds complexity and cost to an already expensive device, and imo it does take away from the more premium feel that it appears many people like( i still really love the note 4 build : ) ). i would say the bigger battery… Read more »

Hoggington
Hoggington

Amen

PDXMatt
PDXMatt

From a marketing standpoint it makes perfect sense.

Hugonino2000
Hugonino2000

You should correct this statement (The Korean giant announced the Galaxy Note 5 on August 13th in New York City and launched the phone worldwide on August 21st.)
Wasn’t worldwide because in Europe we never saw this phone, we was treated as garbage.

WP00
WP00

Actually it launched on 14th in Singapore. Bought mine on day one as one of the first people in the world to own one.