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 According to the report, Samsung was concerned that some consumers were thinking that the Galaxy Note was an outdated product because it was always one number behind the Galaxy S flagship.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

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56 Comments

54. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Premium design Samsung with a flat front screen for the S Pen. No edge please unless you have both options.

53. ProudGoooner

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Honestly, I could care less about its name as long as it's on beast mode (as always) All I care about for now as a Note 3 then Note 4 user is the edge part of the news come on Samsung you cant be doing all the phones edged !!! I could bare with the non removable battery and the sd card slot being gone but not the edge thing. Many of us are old school that love simple but tough mobile and we got that in the note series don't change that...

42. stardomains

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 05, 2015

I hope it doesn't have the curved egdes. That would keep me from purchasing.

40. vijay.alapati

Posts: 181; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Or is it because iPhone 7 it's coming

25. Bankz

Posts: 2554; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Inb4 samsung names it the "NOTE Edge 7 PRO"

36. tedkord

Posts: 17519; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

In before some retard insinuates Samsung is copying Apple...damn, too late. Galaxy Note Pro - 2014

49. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

If any product should have Pro in its name, the Note certainly should. Because it has extended features that Galaxy S doesn't have. Unlike the iPad Pro, which has no advanced featured above the iPad. Oh and Samsung actually has a Tab and Note Pro device, which both do offer advanced features, above their non-Pro siblings. Which makes the iPad Pro and insult to many devices that have "Pro" in their name.

23. srgonu

Posts: 573; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Finally looks like the successor to my awesome note edge is on the way.

21. ReticentHamster

Posts: 158; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Very shrewd move on Samsung's part. Most people have no clue what the release cycle is for phones. Therefore, it is likely that some might think that the Note 6 to be a generation behind the Galaxy S phones. As for the curved front and back, I think it could work if the curve is very slight, kind of like the back of the S7 Edge. A slight curve would enhance the asthetic of the phone without hampering usability. It would also serve to elevate/differentiate Samsung's Note series from the veritable sea of other large screened phones nowadays. "The new Galaxy Note 7 Edge - Write on the Edge" ... something like that.

15. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1882; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Bring on the Note 7 Edge with Edge spen support! The edge is the only smartphone out right now pushing the envelope with using futuristic designs on ways we interact with our phones. I welcome the so called gimmicky edge variant... If no one ever pushed the envelope with innovation we'd still be listening to music on 8 tracks and watching crt tv's. I bet no one is saying we don't need those gimmicky flat screen tv's... My crt unit is just fine...

14. GreenMan

Posts: 2704; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Well, as many know; I'm not at all enthusiastic about Touchwiz, Phablets and curved displays... The only Samsung I ever liked was The Galaxy Nexus... Nevertheless; Samsung may do whatever it fancies; as it doesn't concern me... But why skipping a digit, might I ask? Hmmm... Come to think of it; they probably want to bring the model number inline with Samsung S Series &... Ahem... Do forgive me if you find it rather offending... iPhone 7 & 7 Plus... But with that being said; I'm impatiently waiting for the Note 6 (or 7?) specs sheet... Note is the Hardware Kingpin, in all honesty! G'Day!

22. ReticentHamster

Posts: 158; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Honestly, I didn't even think of the whole iPhone 7 matching thing, but that could be part of it. People could see the lower number of the Note, and, even subconsciously, equate that lower number with lower quality. It's all about perception and marketing. There seems to be a thing about the number 7... HTC started with the One m7, Huawei skipped all of 3, 4, 5, and 6 with their "Mate" series to get to 7, and now Samsung skipping to Note 7. Perhaps people associate 7 with luck. Anyway, it's all a very interesting study in perceived value. G'day to you too!

34. tedkord

Posts: 17519; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Oh, brother. Here we go. And I suppose Apple copied Samsung using both the number 6 and the Plus moniker?

12. Shocky unregistered

Perhaps it's to bring the numbers in line with the Galaxy S devices, maybe they consider it confusing for consumers. As for curved front and back, please no.

11. rob5150

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

smart move. to make it more seamless, release dates should be closer together

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31798; 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: 31798; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm addicted to the Note 5 design.

55. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Same here, they can do minimal upgrade like they did on S7, newer SOC, bigger battery, SD card support, internal cooling and waterproofing.

9. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

They pulled a Microsoft with this one.

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: 161; 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: 2704; 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: 17519; 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: 1882; 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.

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