Rumor: Samsung to skip "6" and go straight to Galaxy Note 7; curved edges front and back?

Rumor: Samsung to skip "6" and go straight to Galaxy Note 7; curved edges front and back?
A huge rumor made its way out of Korea today, all about the next iteration of Samsung's Galaxy Note phablet. According to this speculation, Samsung is going to align the naming scheme of the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note lines by skipping the Note 6 and calling this year's model the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. According to the report, Samsung was concerned that some consumers were thinking that the Galaxy Note was an outdated product because it was always one number behind the Galaxy S flagship. The mismatched numbers occurred because the latter device was launched one year before the Galaxy Note debuted.

According to the same report, the Galaxy Note 7 will have curved edges on both the front and back of the device. This will be the first time that both sides of the phablet will sport such a curve. According to a prior leak, the Samsung phablet will be powered by the Snapdragon 823 chipset, an enhanced version of the powerful Snapdragon 820. There is talk that Samsung will stuff 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM into the device, and give it an IP certification for the first time. This will allow users to submerge the phone. This feature was reinstated on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge after being removed on the previous year's models.

Samsung is reportedly looking at releasing the next Galaxy Note model earlier than August 20th, which is when the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 was launched last year. The more space between the phone's launch date and September, the less time it will spend competing with the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus

As usual, with a rumor of this magnitude, we suggest that you take it with a grain of salt.

source: ETNNews via WCCFTech

FEATURED VIDEO

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless