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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 "initial supply"
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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