Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to be offered with dual curved edge screen only?

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to be offered with dual curved edge screen only?
The latest buzz circulating about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (as the phablet appears more and more likely to be called) is that the device will not be offered with a flat display. That means only one version of the handset is expected to be released by Samsung this year, and that model will feature a dual curved edge screen according to the freshest rumor straight out of Korea.

The Galaxy Note 7 will be unveiled in New York City on August 2nd, according to a leaked image of the invitation to the event. Earlier this month, we exclusively revealed a teaser that appeared to confirm that Sammy's next Galaxy Note would be given the number 7 in order to stay in sync with the Samsung Galaxy S7. This would prevent the uninformed from believing that the new Galaxy Note model is a generation behind Samsung's flagship handset. But the teaser also seems to indicate that there will be a curved edge display on the device that users will be able to write on, using the S Pen.

We expect the Galaxy Note 7 to sport a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1440 x 2560 QHD display. Looking for a 4K screen? You might want to hold out for the Samsung Galaxy S8 according to the latest rumors. But we digress. Returning to the Galaxy Note 7, we should find the Snapdragon 823 chipset under the hood. 6GB of RAM is said to be inside to make the phone a multitasking boss (considering the failure of the OnePlus 3 to fully take advantage of its 6GB of RAM, let's qualify the last statement with a hearty 'maybe'), and the Galaxy S7's 12MP rear camera makes an appearance on the back of the Galaxy Note 7 carrying an aperture of f/1.7.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 could be equipped with an iris scanner and/or a fingerprint scanner. Power comes from the massive 4000mAh battery. There has been talk about IP68 dust and water resistance for the Galaxy Note 7 despite that huge opening for S Pen storage.

Assuming that August 2nd is the actual unveiling date for Samsung's Next Big Thing, we're sure than many of you are hoping that the days roll by quickly.

source: KoreaHerald via SamMobile

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Galaxy Note 7
  • 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



1. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Welp.....there goes my interest. The Edge phones are like Santa Barbara housewives. All eye candy , not much substance. Then again this is just a rumor (which are seemingly all over the place this year) so I may revisit it at a later date. I'm an HTC Android kinda guy anyhow :D.

11. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

I agree. I still see no reason to upgrade my Note2. Every year brings new reasons to stick with it. Where is flat 6.3'' screen Note with dedicated camera button and reasonably protruded camera (like Nokia N8 for example)? With inthebox highend earphones? Nokia N8 was a step in right direction. An all in one home entertainment device. What I see is same old same... All manufacturers boring as hell, looking up to Apple if there is need for innovation.

13. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

says there's no "innovation"..looks to Apple..because Apple will make a 6.3 inch display device with a pressure sensitive stylus and a dedicated camera button?

15. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Apple sucks from my point of view. Which brings Apple copycats to ever bigger shame. Instead of going own ways, all are waiting for the big one. Once Apple puts a dedicated camera button on Iphones and calls it a revolution - we all know 'What's next'.

19. skulls1707

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Note 2! oh wow! :-)

33. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Skulls, wow is exactly my point. Been sitting here on PA, Gsm arena, Endgadget... waiting for some device worth buying for years. Tried out 1520 some time ago but passed it to my mom right away. Until I get a dedicated camera button and superior audio quality with huge screen, N2 is not worth upgrading. Almost love it. And its 4 years old.

2. aikoo

Posts: 129; Member since: Feb 27, 2016

I'm not sure how I feel about this. This is no doubt part of Samsung's "focus on profit margins" though. I knew the edge variants out sold the regular but was the difference that big? Or can the premium for the edge make up for the lost sales for not having a regular Note 7?

21. TA700

Posts: 83; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Part of the reason the edge outsold the flat version is because in certain countries, only the edge is available.

30. xgrgtr

Posts: 43; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

The only reason is that the edge is the most beautiful phone on the planet

3. jasrockett

Posts: 126; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

That would leacve me out

4. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

i dont mind it as long as they can make real use of that edge .. not like the s7 edge ... the edge has great potential and they need to reach it

5. Emmanuelz

Posts: 222; Member since: Aug 01, 2013


22. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Definitely. My last phone for year or two if they keep IP67.

6. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

How about dual removable batteries??

9. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Nothing bad about dreaming.

7. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

"The Galaxy Note 7 will be unveiled at an unpacked event held in New York in August. It will become the first Note phone with a curved screen. " They forgot about the Note Edge? Yeah sounds like a real expert.

36. 123321

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Edge is different from curved. I believe they will use on Note 7 an edge on one side and a curve on the other side, going all the way back. On the back there will be an Always On display. eink or something that uses extremely low energy compared to turning on the main screen... less processing power, etc. Look for this video "Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Edge concept" from G33k Diet. Looks so awesome with that Smart Glow.

8. golem1102

Posts: 8; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

fine by me. my dream phone is a note edge (dual edge). hope they will improve the edge function. and just bring me back the IR and it will be the perfect phone ever.

23. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

If you have a Samsung tv they include an app for that anyways

10. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

And the perfect NOTE just got almighty BEAST !!! Its gonna be legend........ Wait for it!!

12. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Am I the only one who thinks the note series won't make much sense with sloping edges. It would hinder the use of the stylus and would not feel as good as drawing/writing on a flat surface.

14. Nopers unregistered

Yep, thanks. Everyone seems to be orgasming over the thought of a dual curve but don't realise that there's no bezel for you to rest your hand while drawing. Palm rejection on the S7 edge was terrible, how bad can it get when you introduce a stylus to that?

26. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"but don't realise that there's no bezel for you to rest your hand while drawing. Palm rejection on the S7 edge was terrible," That makes no sense. You seem to be mistaking them dummy rubber-head styli to be the same as what comes with the Note line. FYI, you don't need no bezel to get palm rejection from an active digitizer. Once the screen detects the pen, it blocks input from your palm, so, you can easily rest it on the screen like you would on a paper notepad. Bezel is there only for the sake of holding the device, and most have no problem holding the S7 Edge, so, won't be a problem for most on a Note Edge, including me and my big hands.

27. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Only the edges are sloped, you still have a big flat surface to right on...

35. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

So if I wanna right on the edge of a page, I have to either zoom out or write on a sloped edge? Real smart design man

37. 123321

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I have a new account and I can't post here, but look for "Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Edge concept" from g33k diet. It's awesome and I think the concept is accurate. It has a curved edge all the way to the back where's another smaller screen. Someone should REALLY share it here!

16. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Having used the S7 Edge for two months now can't say I am a major fan of the edge display. Sure it looks cool and all the first couple of weeks I owned it but for someone who can't live without screen protectors+cases (call it OCD) it's a pain how often I have to get new accessories for it because NONE of the cases I owned doesn't make contact with the screen protector; forcing me to get a new screen protector every second week in order for it to not look like a mess because dust often seeps in through the air gaps. It's not so much Sammy's problem but I really wish these accessory companies design their products with more attentive care next time around.

17. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1822; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Hopefully they make the edges like the first note edge. They could implement putting all notifications on the edge while your doing things on the phone like taking notes etc. And it never takes you away from what your doing. The possibilities are endless... I say bring it on! No other oem is even trying to push the envelope with these innovative features...

18. skulls1707

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

This stinks. I have no interest in dual edges. I tried the s7 edge and got rid of it because i couldnt stand the edge screen. To me its pointless and i kept hitting it with my hand creating unwanted touches.

28. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Yeah. A lot people will say how useful it is and how much they love. Just like people who say they can clearly tell difference in 1080p and 4K.

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