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Galaxy Note 7 may have the same Exynos processor as the Galaxy S7

Samsung is going to officially launch the Galaxy Note 7 tomorrow and we will finally find out when this handset is going to be available. A new report reiterates the specifications of the upcoming flagship and also mentions that the Galaxy Note 7 is going to have the same Exynos 8890 processor which powers the Galaxy S7. Previous reports suggest that the Galaxy Note 7 will be powered by the Snapdragon 823 in the United States and China while the other markets get a handset which has the Exynos 8893 processor.

The Exynos 8893 is believed to be an overclocked version of the existing Exynos 8890 processor but this report claims that the Galaxy Note 7 is going to use the same 2.3GHz Exynos 8890 processor found in the Galaxy S7, at least in Europe. There have been a lot of rumors about 6GB RAM for Galaxy Note 7 but it’s being said once again that Samsung is sticking with 4 gigs of memory. Additional specifications include the same rear and front cameras that you’ll find on the Galaxy S7, a USB Type-C port, a 3,500mAh battery as well as Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. We’ve already told you what the price in Europe is going to be, it’s likely that the handset will be rolled out in markets across the continent in the third week of this month.

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cardboard
cardboard

I was looking forward to the Note 7. I presently have a S7 Edge. Looks like Samsung didn’t come out with much to offer and they want to raise the price. Looks like Samsung is gonna have another Bad year with the Note 7. They offered very little for somebody to look at. And the Edge Display is not a choice. Its all they are offering. I’ve had the Edge screen for 6 months. Got no use for the Edge screen. It takes up part of the screen. With the same processor , Memory and a smaller battery than the… Read more »

Gregg1100
Gregg1100

My Note 4 looks like it will be staying with me for a while longer. My contract expires in February 17, so the S8 will nearly be due out..I like the S7 Edge looks, but don’t want a Note with mega slippery back and sloping sides.
We will all see what Samsung has put in and left out tomorrow (nearly today).

jjcommonsense
jjcommonsense

Well enough with these “Rumors” We will all find out tomorrow what this device will contain. I mean, I love my S7 Edge but I am looking towards the Note because I enjoy having that wider screen. If it’s got the same internals, I’ll probably still get it, begrudgingly, because I’ve got Tmobile Jump On Demand and I need to use my upgrades as often as I can LoL. But I do expect some improvements, not just an outstretched Note 7 with the SPen.. Theyre going through with a whole launch and a massive marketing campaign, they better have something… Read more »

TheSparda
TheSparda

Ewwww, i am staying away from this….

unknowndreams
unknowndreams

/!\ People forget that the Note series doesn’t compete with the S series. The Note 5 and S6 (edge) have the exact same specs. The Note series is for people who want to be more productive and have a pen at hand that is for more precise work. This means that the Note 7 should be on par with the S7 edge, but with the s-pen features. /!\

Shimy
Shimy

The only reason you think that is because Samsung conditioned you to think that since the Note 5. If you compare the Galaxy S5 with the Note 4, or the Galaxy S4 with the Note 3, you’ll find that Samsung used to treat the Note series as a flagship that stands on its own, which is why they improved almost everything: CPU, GPU, camera, bluetooth, battery, as well as design. Since the Note 5, they look at the Note series not as a flagship that stands on its own but rather as a new iteration of the S series. The… Read more »

ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

The only person here to get it.

sammay69
sammay69

I think people her are forgetting that the Note 7 isn’t supposed to compete with the S7 Edge. Rather to compete with its previous generation of note

superjdb22
superjdb22

For all those who are complaining about the Note 7 specs, I think we are lucky enough to get parity with the S7 edge. Phones with a stylus are a niche product and if you really want a stylus, they are giving you the S7 edge, with a stylus. They are giving you their flagship device, with a stylus! Same processor, same RAM, same camera, and a stylus! They might as well call it Galaxy S7 edge with S Pen and be done with it all together. It might have been a Galaxy A9 (2016) with S Pen, which would… Read more »

SenorSjon
SenorSjon

How do you mean lucky? Every Note was better due to the 6 months between the Note and S versions. Due to the iPhone, they started introducing Notes in August in stead of September. It would be very poor form if the Note is end 2015 technology wise.

I find it odd there is no real choice in the 5,7-6″ market, especially when Samsung leaves a gap with first the Note 5 and now the Note 5.5

Corekepler
Corekepler

If rumors are true, then Note 7 is a huge letdown, huge price and offers very little vs S7, as on previous generation it was kinda the same.
Last time the Note was a major step was with Note 4 vs GS5.

SenorSjon
SenorSjon

So…
Nearly identical screen
Smaller battery
Same RAM and CPU.
Hated edges

A big markup for 64GB and the stylus if you ask me. Why not the S7E if you are into the edge stuff?

If true I’ll get a Note4 for about half the price of the Note7. Featurewise, the N4 still is king of the Notes.

herpherpherp
herpherpherp

I’m considering Note 4 also, can you confirm something for me? Does the thumbprint scanner work in LastPass and unlocking the phone? It’s a real early generation thumb scanner and I’m curious if it’s actually any good or not? (I used S6, it was great) Besides lacking USB-C it looks like it does almost everything I want, good CPU, wide selfie front camera (much much better than my Note 2) – pretty fast phone still, Android 6.1 official support. MicroSD etc? Only like $300 to buy one used, seems a no brainer vs $800 for a forced Edge N7

SenorSjon
SenorSjon

My wife has a Note 4, I’m still on a Note 3, since the Note 4 wasn’t that big an improvement on it to swap the phones at introduction. It lost USB 3, but does have better edges due to it being metal. And it does have a much brighter QHD screen (602 nits vs 394 for the Note 3). The camera is also much better on the N4 due to OIS. She used the fingerprint scanner only shortly. It is a swipe scanner and is slower than just unlocking. I only didn’t reckon we have a Note 5 that… Read more »

Vibgyoar
Vibgyoar

My Note 4 has plastic edges. I can see that when I look at the holes cut through the body of the material for the stylus, usb, etc. Is yours solid metal?

NotReallySamsungFan
NotReallySamsungFan

This would be lazy Samsung.

Vibgyoar
Vibgyoar

We had been expecting a Note 6, to be superior to the S7.
How ironic, instead the nomenclature goes forward whilst the specification goes backward, in pursuit of parity with the S-series.
They are giving us the S7 SE (Stylus Edition).

MadfishJDM
MadfishJDM

If it is the same spec as the S7 I’ll be very dissapointed but will still probably go for it as currently using note 4 and the 7 will be an improvement. I think Samsung are getting lazy though, the note series has always been much more advanced than the s series of the same year. Now it’s just a bigger version. .. If I didn’t use the Spen so much I would have just got the S7 and saved some money. I’ve been with Samsung since the omnia HD (great phone) and this is the first time I’ve actually… Read more »

Roberto 77
Roberto 77

Sad news if true.
The note series used to push boundries, now it’s just a fashion phone. The note 4 was the last true note handset Samsung produced, it’s also probably going to be the last Samsung phone I own.

vpoulios
vpoulios

Like any company Samsung focuses on profit margins. S7 and S7 edge are its main highend devices. Notes are for limited target groups therefore not of high importance. So do not have high expectations for the future if there will be a future for Note. However Samsung does not offer a highend devices with a flat screen more than 5.1 inches. I probably will update my Note 3 but in 5 months when the price of the Note 7 has fallen significantly.

Vibgyoar
Vibgyoar

Profit margins are not something you can focus on directly, they are a byproduct of doing everything else right, like innovating and delighting your customers in ways that the competition can not. Once the bean counters take over and make profit itself the company’s mission then starts the slow decline, as they wring the life out of the company in pursuit pure profit.

golem1102
golem1102

If it looks like the s7 edge, and have the same specs as the s7 edge, well… Its basically the s7 edge

ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

Random: There’s software updates rolling out to the S7 edge in Korea and the have similar builds to that of the Note7. Can someone check if the S7 edge just got the new TouchWiz in Korea?

mantaka
mantaka

Tomorrow I will go and buy a S7E. F**k sammy 2 year in a row you disappoint with note series so bad…

rishwan
rishwan

Exactly what I thought!
Why the f*ck would they give the note 7 almost the same specs as the s7? I tought the note series had to be better than the last flagship of the galaxy s series.

Maybe I will buy a note for the last time…

stondec
stondec

Very disappointing news indeed but the Note 7 is still better than the S7E in that it has the S Pen and also USB type C. I was hoping for a lot more though.

mantaka
mantaka

ofc it’s better but not for 200-300 EUR more. Atm there is an upgrade plan with S7E at my provider. I might try it out, take S7E then after 12 month take Note 8 (maybe then it will be a killer). Or just wait for this year nexus device… after having S4 and tab S2 I’am rly disappointed in Samsung update policy… for instants Tab S2 from Poland still have only 5.0.2 while all the other have MM. And I’am sick of flashing stuff my self 🙂