Samsung launched the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge earlier this year. Both flagship smartphones have done very well in the market and now fans are looking forward to the company’s next big flagship release. The Galaxy Note 6 is expected to arrive in a couple of months but a new report from Korea suggests that Samsung could skip Galaxy Note 6 and go straight to the Galaxy Note 7.


The report claims that Samsung has decided to call its next flagship Galaxy Note 7 instead of the Galaxy Note 6 because it wants to eliminate any inconsistency between the brand image of its two flagship Galaxy S and Galaxy Note lineups.

Apparently this is a move to increase the marketability of the Galaxy Note 7 since the Galaxy Note 6 will have a lower model number than the Galaxy S7 and this could give customers the impression that it’s an outdated phone. Samsung will thus use the same “7” model number across both flagship lineups to unify the premium image of its main handsets.

An unnamed industry source cited in the report claims that there’s already a new Galaxy Note handset that’s being referred to as the Galaxy Note 7 internally. It’s also claimed that Samsung is going to release a variant of the Galaxy Note phablet with a dual-edge display this year, similar to the display on the Galaxy S7 Edge. This means that the front and back curves will be the same on this handset.

None of this has been officially confirmed yet so take it with a grain of salt. Samsung is expected to launch the next Galaxy Note flagship by mid-August.

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Product NameGalaxy Note 7Galaxy S7Galaxy S7 Edge
Diagonal (inches)5.7"5.1"5.5"
Battery Capacity (mAh)3500 mAh3000 mAh3600 mAh
Processor NameSnapdragon 823/Exynos 8893Snapdragon 820/ Exynos 8Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890
RAM Options4GB4GB4GB
Street Price$979 Galaxy Note 7 on Amazon$350 Galaxy S7 on Amazon$560 Galaxy S7 Edge on Amazon
Link to full specsGalaxy Note 7 Full specs and detailsGalaxy S7 Full specs and detailsGalaxy S7 Edge Full specs and details
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