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