Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Note 6) mass production to start in July, 5 million units expected as "initial supply"

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Note 6) mass production to start in July, 5 million units expected as
While we still don't know the final name of Samsung's next-generation Galaxy Note - it could be either Note 6, or Note 7 - we're pretty sure that the handset will be announced in August. In fact, according to a leaked image revealed earlier this week, Samsung already scheduled an Unpacked event for August 2, and that's when the upcoming Note should be officially unveiled.

It seems that Samsung has high hopes for the new Note. Korean website ET News reports that the Galaxy Note 7 / Note 6 should enter mass production next month, and Samsung plans to manufacture 5 million units as part of its "initial supply": 2.5 million units will be made in July, and another 2.5 million in August. Last year, Samsung initially produced 5 million Galaxy Note 5 units in three months, not two, so the company expects the upcoming Note to perform better, sales-wise.

ET News mentions that the Note 6 / Note 7 has a dual-curve display (just as previously rumored), and it looks like there won't be any variant with a flat display.

It's said that the next generation Galaxy Note will be the first in the series to offer dust- and water-resistance. The handset is expected to sport a 5.8-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen, being powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 823 processor (at least in the US). Other features may include an iris scanner, 6 GB of RAM, USB Type-C port, and a 4000 mAh battery. At launch, the smartphone should run Android 6 Marshmallow, though we assume that an update to Android N will arrive as soon as Google releases this new version of the OS.

According to a previous report, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 / Note 6 could hit the market in mid-August, and all major US carriers will likely sell it. 

P.S.: The device pictured above is the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, the first Note to feature a curved screen (curved on only one side, to be precise).

source: ET News (English, Korean)

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1. BobLawblaw unregistered

I'm out if there's no non-curved screen variant.

4. kajam

Posts: 220; Member since: Jun 24, 2015

That's exactly what makes me skip the note 5

19. sissy246

Posts: 7120; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

The note 5 is flat, not curved or maybe you mint you skipped it because it was flat.

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It's another Samsung gimmick. The Note 4 was the last good Note phone.

8. tedkord

Posts: 17362; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That explains why the Note 5 has the highest customer satisfaction ratings. Another Samsung gimmick that Apple is furiously working to copy - the curved screen.

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're becoming as bad as meanest with your constant Samsung praise.

23. aegislash

Posts: 1499; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

And you're negative about anything that isn't Apple?

6. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 690; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

I hope that Samsung fixes Touchwiz. If not, the Chinese OEMs will drop Samsung like a fly as soon as they go consequently west. Android is all about hardware competition to the death and the Chinese simply offer more hardware for a cheaper price.

9. tedkord

Posts: 17362; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

There's always room for improvement, but TW has gotten much better in the last two years. The best thing they could do is make all bloat totally uninstallable.

11. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

im using a Note 5 and touchwiz is great . yes its not perfect and has some hiccups every now and then + slow updates .. but its gets too much blind hate

17. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Who cares about updates? Get off it already. The Note 2 which is now 3 years old, still does more out the ox than any of today's smartphones...PERIOD. When updates do come, they have always been clean and have little issues compared to SOME OEM's I can name. All phones have hiccups. NONE ARE PERFECT! As long as a device has less problems vs its benefits, it shouldn't be an issue to just look beyond. After all everyone does for their little crappy phone. They only bring up that BS about OEM's they hate.

18. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

im not bashing the phone , i love the note and cant live without an S-pen . the thing is when you buy a high end phone OEMs should commit to timely updates at least for 2 years

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Rumor said the Note will come in 2 variants just like the S. It is a very believable rumor. Unlike many rumors we see. Samsung has NEVER made an edge only model of its S or Note...right? I think they know that everyone doesn't want an edge only phone. But to me, if hey dropped the flat model and lowered the cost for the edge model to match the original flat model, everyone would buy the edge model. Especially since the edge offers nice benefits like a larger battery, nicer design...etc.

2. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

I was originally exited for this, but now it seems like it's just a slightly better S7 edge. eh, We'll see.

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The Note has always been based on the S. In the beginning the Note always has it own hardware and specs that exceed the S. But since the S6 and Note 5, which were the first to share the same hardware which I think is cheaper in the end, the only real difference is the look and the S-Pen/S-Pen Features.

3. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

This is going to be a beast of a phone.

7. Fellwalker

Posts: 538; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

If the edge is like the S7 edge, they'll not need all of those 5m! If it's like the original note edge, as a separate screen, I might be persuaded. But either of those options mean it will cost more and be very expensive to repair .

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Its gonna be dual edged, not single edge.

10. tedkord

Posts: 17362; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Hoping for shatter proof screen, microsd, bigger battery, IP68 or greater. Come on, Samsung, don't sit on your laurels like with the S4. Make the best even better.

12. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1822; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Patiently waiting for strategically placed leaked photos

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

HAH! More proof of my theory that these OEM take roughly a month to produce 5M devices. So if Samsung is only gonna have 5M available at launch, it means it takes a month to build that many. So if they go into product a quarter prior, its safe to say they can have as many as 15M available at a launch, which is what I also said of Apple. So when Apple first brought the iPhone 6, when they sold 75M, that they could have produced 15M each of the 2 sizes, which means less than half sold were of the newest model. This actually gives us a good idea how many phones they make per month for each model and how many they will probably sell each quarter.

20. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Looks like a edge screen and glass back again. Thanks Apple and Samsung. I can save my money this year. You really are looking out for me.

21. defcon888

Posts: 39; Member since: Nov 03, 2014

I am eagerly awating this phone. I gave up my Note 3 last year to get the LG G4...I now realize how much I miss the stylus and bigger screen. Since LG G4 has been updated to Marshmallow....the phone SUCKS....worse OS I have used on my android. I am waiting to hear the OFFICIAL specs. (SD slot, memory configs. water/shatter resistant etc.). I am hoping before to long we will get the low down. I am hoping also that they decide to make a curved and a flat screen....I am not to keen on a curved screen that will take away some of my real estate....give me that extra 1/8" - 1/4". You think the carriers will throw in some VR goggles?

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