Samsung Naming Upcoming Phablet To Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Instead?

By Snooky Grawls , Updated May 26, 2016 06:08 AM EDT
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Anticipation is high on the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 which is eagerly expected to debut in August. In focus are the enhanced features the latest phablet brings though there could be a minor change due and it will involved with the next phablet’s name.

Skipping to '7'

Reports from Korea have it that Samsung will rename the next Galaxy Note to Samsung Galaxy Note 7 instead of the expected Galaxy Note 6. The reason behind the name change is alleged due to associations with the number (7) and the fact that most of its smartphones are one number up (Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge).

“When Galaxy Note 6 that has its model number lower than Galaxy S7, which is the newest model, is released, it can give out a feeling that it is an outdated phone,” said a high-ranking official. “It is known that Samsung Electronics has made the numbers same to unify a premium image.”

If true, this should be a minor issue to be concerned about though it becomes the first time that Samsung would do such for the Galaxy Note line. The Korean company has resorted to such before for its Tizen-powered “Z” series when they skipped the Z2 with the Z3 before.

Dual-curved Edged design

Aside from that, there is the issue on the design of the Galaxy Note 6 (or Galaxy Note 7) and the new thing to watch out for is the potential return of the dual-curved edges. Doing so makes sense seeing that it would somehow align with Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.

Of the two developments, the issue on the name change seems to be worth weighing in on. Will Samsung really skip the Galaxy Note 6?

Chances are that more light on the matter should come out in the coming months. But of course, the real deal falls this August, the time when Samsung (usually) announces its phablet for the year.

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