Samsung Galaxy Note 7 name seemingly confirmed


Smartphone leakster extraordinaire Evan Blass - commonly known by his @evleaks handle on Twitter - has seemingly confirmed that Samsung's next Note phablet will be branded as the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

With summer at full speed and the dust having settled on the relatively-new Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, many Samsung fans are already looking forward to the next iteration in the Galaxy Note series.

As most phablet fans probably know already, the current-generation Note is the Galaxy Note 5, a handset that Samsung launched back in the summer of 2015. According to some recent rumors, however, the upcoming version will be branded as the Galaxy Note 7 as Samsung attempts to synchronize the model numbers of the Note and the Galaxy S series.

Evan Blass has posted a photo on Twitter of what appears to be a leaked official Galaxy Note 7 logo. Although the logo could have easily been faked by anyone with minimal Photoshop knowledge, Blass is a well-connected tipster that often turned out to be accurate in the past. That's not to say that Blass was right about absolutely everything, but he was right more than most when it came to reporting on upcoming mobile products.

Last year's Galaxy Note 5 was highly similar to the Galaxy S6: the two phones shared internal specs such as the SoC and the cameras as well as the glass-and-metal sandwich build. Unfortunately, the two phones also shared a couple of notable drawbacks in the absence of a microSD card and a removable battery. Now, since this year's Galaxy S7 is essentially a refined version of the Galaxy S6 that brings back the microSD card slot and also introduces resistance to the elements, there's good reason to believe that the Galaxy Note 7 will follow a similar iterative path.

If rumors and leaks are to be believed, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will come with specs that include a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display with dual curved edges, an improved Exynos 8 chipset with a whopping 6GB of RAM, a 12MP primary camera with ultra - fast autofocus, and a large 4000mAh battery to keep everything powered.

The rumored specs fit together perfectly with our expectations with one exception. One rumor claims that the Note 7 will only be offered in a curved-display version. If this turns out to be the case, it will be very interesting to learn how Samsung plans to differentiate the Note 7 and the Galaxy S7 edge, the curved-screen flagship that Samsung launched a few months ago. Sure, we expect the Note 7 to come with S-Pen support, but will that be all?

Some sources also claim that the Galaxy Note 7 will come with an iris scanner to complement the traditional fingerprint scanner in a push for biometric security.

Obviously, you should digest all of this information with a dose of healthy skepticism. Samsung is expected to launch the Note 7 as early as August 2nd in some markets, meaning that an official unveiling should happen in a few weeks from now.

source: Evan Blass

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45 Comments

1. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1822; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Note 7... That has a nice ring to it... My pocket is ready for it !

44. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

No, Note 7 name should be preserved for 2017, just like iPhone 7.

46. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

iPhone 7 is 2016!!! 2017 will be the 7s or the 8

2. Kumar123 unregistered

Meh. Next.

5. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

What's meh about it..? You haven't even seen the f**king phone.

7. FluffyBled unregistered

He's a Sony fan, therefore, his judgement is kind of clouded!

8. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Nope, he's iTroll Meh!!? Note series is one of the best in android lineup, even if you're not android guy i called it ignorance.

14. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

He's a Sony lover and a notorious Stamsung hater.

16. Kumar123 unregistered

I love it when people are speculating about my preference of mobile brand. @ FluffyBled @ Diezparda @ trojan_horse please continue. LOLOLOLOLOL. The comment section is going to be so entertaining. Entertain me Boys. Am I an isheep or I am a Sony sheep? Let's the voting begin. Whichever comment gets the highest green thumps up will be the winner.

17. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Voting about you? Of course, since we all have alot of time for you! /s

18. Kumar123 unregistered

You lots have enough time to post comment about me. You lot only exist to entertain me. Now go back to work and entertain me. LOLOLOLOL.

21. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

iSony Lumia S7 Edge lover.

22. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

LOL you do the exact same sh-t you hypocrite.

23. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

And you aren't any better neither.

24. khankirputsmurf

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 15, 2015

@trojan_horse, dude you are so right. PapaSmurf is a trashy troll and a hypocrite. Kumar123 and PapaSmurf are the worst trolls here on PA.

29. tedkord

Posts: 17365; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I think you may be thinking of PapaSnarf, over at BGR. PapaSmurf hasn't trolled in quite a while.

30. khankirputsmurf

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 15, 2015

I wasn't confusing about PapaSnarf and PapaSmurf. I'm pretty sure trojan_horse was also fully aware of whom he was talking about. Nope He still trolls whenever he gets the chance. Let's agree for the argument sake that he hasn't trolled for a while yet you will see people still call him a troll frequently. He must have been a hell of troll to keep his reputation float like this even though he hasn't trolled for a while.

36. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

No I've seen this guy MXY is BAD!!!!

37. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Dude stfu and stop bringing my name up just because you're butthurt.

47. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Awe did i strike a nerve and ruffle your feathers???

25. tedkord

Posts: 17365; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It doesn't matter, you're a troll tard either way.

11. YOURDADkid unregistered

@ deanylev : You iSheep!! Will you buy iSeven without looking at it OR you will look before you buy it? Just answer this you will get your answer within your answer.

34. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 933; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

It will look like exactly the Galaxy S7 but bigger.

39. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yeah because all the Notes looked like the S but only bigger?????

38. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

He hates Samsung because he's stupid and ignorant and hates for no reason. Of course he doesn't have to hate Samsung, but he can't even admit they make the best Android phones, the market share says so.

26. tedkord

Posts: 17365; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Correct. The next number one phablet.

3. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

Makes sense, it was getting confusing for different numbered S and note in one year. If you think about what note variant was released in 2014 and what S version was, you have to do a little counting. This will clear up a lot of confusion, even if it is at the expense of a number.

15. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I guess because I worked in wireless I know it was the S5 then Note 4. It makes sense though bein that when the Note releases it's usually a bigger, better version of the S model that released a few months earlier.

4. Quduz

Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 18, 2015

A non-techie person out there would think the s7 is better than the note 6 therefore goes for bigger number since bigger is always better.samsung really making a good step by aligning the note and S

6. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

if you've never used a Note as a daily driver you'll never understand why it's the best phone on the market .. BRING IT ON SAMSUNG !

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