Samsung Galaxy Note 7 name goes official: skipping the Note 6


For months now, rumors have suggested that Samsung would correct the misalignment between the numbering of its Galaxy S and Galaxy Note flagships with this year's upcoming new Galaxy Note model, skipping the Note 6 name entirely and going right from the Note 5 to the Note 7. Today Samsung has confirmed those rumors, announcing plans to launch the Galaxy Note 7.

Samsung got its flagship Galaxy S line of smartphones started all the way back in 2010, and every year since we've seen the company come out with a new entry in the family. That same sort of annual release schedule has also been the norm for Samsung's other big handset series, the Galaxy Note phablet. But as the first Galaxy Note didn't arrive until 2011, those models have been lagging a generation behind their Galaxy S brethren. To the owners of these handsets, that's mattered little, but for Samsung it created a bit of a branding mismatch: at a casual glance, the current-gen Galaxy Note model might look like it was older or somehow less superior to the current-year Galaxy S phone.

It's taken until 2016, but Samsung is finally aligning its most high-profile smartphone brands.

The manufacturer playfully advises us that “7he Next Big Thing” is coming, with plans for a full launch event on August 2 – and like the Galaxy Note 7 name itself, that's a date that's already featured prominently in leaks surrounding plans for the phablet's introduction.

A spate of recently published photos has already given us a good guess of what to expect from the design of the Note 7, including the introduction of an iris scanner for biometric authentication.

source: Samsung

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  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh

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149 Comments

1. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Makes sense to line them up, though a bit late if you ask me, should have been done from beginning, unless they plan to continue the galaxy line into double digits?

4. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

It would've been weird if they called the original Note 'the Note 2', they could've called it the S2 Note but the first of its kind can't be called 2.

6. kylebelle

Posts: 74; Member since: May 03, 2016

so you saying they should have just launched the galaxy note 2. that would have been weird. they should just name them in the year they came out imo; for example: "galaxy note 2016"

15. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Yeah, that's the whole tricky thing, doing it too early will make no sense, doing it now seems a bit late, dunno, maybe should have done it at gen 4? note, note 2, note 4?

24. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 908; Member since: May 07, 2014

They should have done with the Note 5. After Note 4, Note Edge should have released Note 6 counting Note Edge as Note 5

35. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

oooh, good call that.

117. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

Note edge is a testing product, like a galaxy Alpha :))

40. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Or how about drop the numbers period. The call them the S and Note. They don't need numbers.a

119. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Well you would need some kind of easy version identification? just use release year?

49. Unordinary unregistered

You think it's solely for their own sake lmao? The iPhone 7 Plus is coming out, and people won't want "the old galaxy note 6" over an iPhone "7". It's branding to keep sales afloat amid the biggest time of year for phone releases, sales wise, against Apple.

105. Subie

Posts: 2354; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

You could be right, but at the same time the iPhone names haven't affected the naming of the Note line before.

50. dmakun

Posts: 382; Member since: Jun 06, 2011

The reason the note 6 title is being skipped is solely because of the S6 egde+ launched late last and would look rather similar to this year's note 7 with arguably the same screen dimensions and resolution. In the end aligning the numbers makes sense.

2. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Sold my Note 5 for $550 months ago, S6 Edge+ sold for $500 last weekend... My cash is ready for 7he Note 7...

37. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

That's a great resale value too and people say apples the best?? Not as they used to be!! I agree i see Samsung on eBay hanging around 600 bucks in used awesome great price you got, I'm ready for the note 7 now!! Great post mreveryphone

51. Unordinary unregistered

Except they are when it comes to resell, just like Jeep. Any reasonable person who isn't a moron knows this, without debate.

53. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Really? Because I have been unable to find the 6S at a reasonable price or anything below $400, so yeah you are wrong.

67. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

MXY your RIGHT!!!! I have to agree with you!!!!! no way a 6S 16 gb even used on eBay is a near 500 plus it's still new the 6 you can for 400 i sell and buy on eBay that's where i got my Xperia Z5 premium used for 400 but was flawless when i got it, only bad on iPhones on eBay there are a lot of shady sellers if you do see a 6S for under or at 400 it's usually a bad IMEI or serial number, but common sense ask for them numbers and the carrier to the seller if they don't give it's a gimmick bad seller if so get the numbers and call the carrier and back check some people just buy and than get screwed.. Not cool on any device

118. rkoforever90

Posts: 435; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

yep. note series phones fetch the best resale value after iphone in my country thats one of the many reason that i only buy note phones

79. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

You need an additional $300.

104. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Sold of my Note 5 on S7 launch weekend for $620, only needed to add $50 or so to get my S7. Now looking at how to get this monster...

3. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Should keep the 7 number the S7 S7 edge now note 7 ya 777 that's a lucky number!!! This is the year for Samsung all right!! Not Apple them rumors look like junk the duel hump camera etc... Uhhhh I won't go there, all the fanboy trolls will be all over this, I know a few on here, I'll wait and see lol won't take long ha haaaaa

7. kylebelle

Posts: 74; Member since: May 03, 2016

holy s**t didn't realize the 777 thing there. i think your right maybe that's why samsung is doing this.

38. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Could be why they are there kylebelle but in reality Samsung has been know to be the king of kings!!

64. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and then add S7Active.. Oh, and dont forget their smaller sibling A7(2016) and J7(2016) it will be the super ultra lucky 777777 btw, iPhone7 also released in 3 model (regular, plus, and pro), that also make them 777 :-/ but still cant beat 777777, lol...

5. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

i think the focus will be big on the S-pen this year , in the leaks you can see it everywhere , more than ever ... even here , even in here .. bring it on sammy !

27. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 908; Member since: May 07, 2014

Focus should always be on the S-Pen. A Note is not a Note without S-Pen.

28. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

yes i know but since the note 3 there was some changes and improvements but they were a couple of features .. but this year it looks big !

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Seems like the usual thing to me. I'm not impressed so far.

9. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Yup, seems like a glorified s7 edge with a stylus and iris scanner. Don't really get why Apple is getting all the hate while people say note 7 will be awesome, they are both basically doing the same thing. I find moto Z way cooler than both of these.

11. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Inb4: "Don't compare Apple to our God Samsung!!! We aren't sheep like those Apple peasants! The Note 7 (did Samsung forget how to count???) is going to be the greatest thing ever created!!!!" idiots :D. Apparently Samsung Knights are just as much a flock as "iSheep" but simply refuse to accept it :D.

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