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

Rumor: Samsung to skip
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 According to the report, Samsung was concerned that some consumers were thinking that the Galaxy Note was an outdated product because it was always one number behind the Galaxy S flagship.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

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56 Comments

1. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

Makes sense, they should have aligned them a long time ago. I don't have a problem with this. They should make two variants though, just like the GS7.

3. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Then first note would have been note II, sounds weird. I guess 6 is considered evil by many and 7 lucky, so good number to skip.

18. Good-Is-Better

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 12, 2015

7 is power

20. seret6

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Will new note have 4k display?

41. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Who the hell cares about the next note being 6 or 7. This d3bate seems like there is no world outside smartphones. The new note better bring some useful improvements not just specs and name upgrade. An improved version of nokia n8 and e7 in new note would be great.

43. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

That's exactly what I heard they're doing

56. jeevanand88 unregistered

They could also make one a flat and call it Note 6.. One with edge call it Note 7...!! Who knows?! ;)

2. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I guess it is good idea. Some would say Samsung copied iPhone's number, who don't even know S7 came this year.

4. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

Makes no sense at all, it should be the Galaxy Note 6.

13. jeevanand88 unregistered

I guess you are Note 5 user isn't?! ;) U would feel like u r owning a 3yr old device tho it is 2yrs old!! ;)

27. maherk

Posts: 6891; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It will still be 1 year old by the time the next Note is released, not two.

32. tedkord

Posts: 17365; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I don't care if the call it the Galaxy Note 8-5/8ths. I only care what it can do, and how well it does it. The name is meaningless.

50. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Would you get a Note with a 823?

5. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

Curved edges are horrible. They serve no purpose at all. Text and images warp over the edge....you have reflection/glare at the apex of each edge, that you don't get on a flat display. Horrible. I had the S7e for a few weeks (now a Note5) and these things drove me crazy. Someone please explain to me the benefit of warped text and images and glare on both sides? I love to know, because it really baffles me. Especially when Sammy could easily have the edge app on a flat display. No reason not to. I think a lot of edge owners, who may be stuck with the device, are trying to convince themselves it's a good thing. If Sammy only releases an edge variant of the Note...they will lose a lot bizz. Mine for sure.

6. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

Have no problem with my note edge. Akward when back to flat again actualy. I like scrolling the edge panels with my thumb.

7. AustinPaul

Posts: 152; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

It's awesome and I love my Edge 7. Wife has the S7 and wishes she got the Edge.

8. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

horrible for you.. but, million of peoples love edge display.. and I know they'll make flat version for their flagships, at least for the cheapest version

16. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

@ibend I quote: "million of people's' (people with an 's'...?) love edge display"... Well, ibend; MILLION is a big number, dear fellow... Most people who buy it; buy it for 'Bragging Rights' purpose... Tell you what; A Superbike doesn't make much sense on streets... But Americans buy them by the truck load (which is quite unlike the rest of the world)... BMW S1000RR for one; was the BMW Motorrad's best seller in U.S... Same goes to Suzuki's famous (or infamous?) GSX-R (a.k.a "The WidowMaker") and Kawasaki ZX-Rs... Why? Well, you know! Just to brag about Horsepower... Same is applied Mr. Sammy, lad... G'Day!

19. s.mrabet

Posts: 147; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Are you kidding? Brag about edge display? The reason why I like my S7Edge and liked my former S6Edge is because I think the curved screens look awesome. Most people think that edge displays look very nice. Nothing to brag about

33. tedkord

Posts: 17365; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You just described Apple's entire marketing plan. Buy for the logo. Make sure every case exposes the logo so everyone else will know you've got an Apple.

38. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

For sure, and they have every right to love their device. No arguments there :) I'd think it's a safe bet to say, the sales numbers for the S7edge are a little skewed. As I mentioned, I contributed to that sales tally by buying the S7e...only to return it several weeks later. I know a few other people who did the same. So that's something to consider.

17. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1822; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Curved edges are great and add functionality if you know how to set them up and use them. I have mine setup so I don't have to go in and out of the app drawer for different task I just swipe to the left and there is my task edge where I can launch my most used functions. To say the edges are horrible and serve no purpose at all says that you didn't take any time to really get into what the edges can do for you.

30. Doctorluv unregistered

U behaving as if the screen is bent all the way around.. I'm sure the name "Hoggingtion" is more horrible. kmdt.

39. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

No, of course it doesn't, but it takes away usable flat screen width. It has as much usable flat screen width as my old S4. So, it's a little bit of a stretch to say you're getting the full 5.5". And there is no denying text and images warp over the edge. It simply does. And it amazes that doesn't bother some people. That's all :) In contrast, my Note 5's display just seems miles ahead in terms of space and usability. Glad you like name :)

45. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Stuck with a device? That's stupid. You are never stuck with a device. if they didn't liek the S7 Edge, they didn't have to buy it becaus ethere is an alternative model. In both cases the S6 Edge and S7 Edge outsold the regular S models. So your point is stupid and ignorant. if you don't like it, then YOU don't like it. Don't speak for anyone else. What fool would buy a phone they dont actually want when they have another choice. It would be different if it was only an edge model. You sound ignorant. Go back in the basement. Also I had the S6 Edge and I love it. The only reason I didnt get the S7 Edge is because I just prefer the Note and when I went back to the S, I found myself reachign for the pen because I use it quite often. But even though I have the Note 5, I dont like it that much and easily could have returned it. I'm not stuck with it. I chose to keep it because it performs better than the Note 4 and I didnt want to go back to the Note 4, even though I like its design better. I never notice any glare on the S6 Edge. Not saying it doesn't have one. Maybe you're lookign at it wrong. maybe you should use shades. Rumors said they were release 2 Note variations. I think they are smart enough not to release an Edge only version. They never have before. The original Note Edge, was just a edge version fo the Note 4, so its not like they've never released 2 devices bearing the same family name.

46. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Also, I do agree the edge features could be done on any phone. But the point is to have the feature on it as a unique option. Also those features would look stupid on the non-edge model. Just because it can be done, doesn't mean it should be. The text wrapping and wallpaper wrapping cant be done. It is an aesthetic, but Samsung gave it a use too. I think you're an edge hater. YOU DON'T HAVE TO EVER BUY IT> You sound like a butt-hurt hater, who forced himself to buy something he didn't like in the first place, bought it and now is complain about it, and even though you dont even have it now you actually miss having it and now you feel stupid because you just didnt give the phone and chance and wished you did; so you're talking smack about it.

9. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

They pulled a Microsoft with this one.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31105; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Please make one with a flat front.

28. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Same here, at MAX I can take note edge like design.

44. darkkjedii

Posts: 31105; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm addicted to the Note 5 design.

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