Last month, Korean publication Electronic Times reported that Samsung’s upcoming phablet will be called Galaxy Note 7 rather than Galaxy Note 6. Sources told the publication that it was a marketing strategy to create synergy between the Galaxy S and Note lines. Since the Galaxy S7 is already available in the market, naming the next-gen phablet Note 6 would create an impression that it is based on older technology than the S7.
Some doubt the authenticity of the images
Though Samsung has not confirmed anything related to the name change, more and more rumors indicate that the upcoming phablet will indeed be called Galaxy Note 7. Steve Hemmerstoffer of NoWhereElse has spotted a teaser image on Chinese microblogging site Weibo. The image shows text that says “The Next Note” with a large number 7 right above it.
There is no marking on the image to suggest that it came from Samsung. It may be a fan mock-up. Anyone with Photoshop skills can create such an image within minutes. It’s also possible that the teaser image is based on some insider intel. Separately, SamMobile has obtained another teaser image that looks almost similar to the one posted on Weibo. It reads “Note the next Galaxy” with a large number 7 in the background.
What the Galaxy note 7 would look like?
Leaks and rumors suggest that the Galaxy Note 7 will be unveiled in the first week of August, and will go for sale in the US in the week of August 15. The phablet is rumored to feature a dual rear camera, and iris scanner. Samsung recently filed trademark applications in Europe for “Samsung Eyeprint” and “Samsung Iris.” The phone is said to feature 6GB RAM, 12-megapixel main camera, and Snapdragon 823 processor.
Based on schematics from NoWhereElse, uSwitch has created a video depicting what the Galaxy Note 7 would look like. It shows the USB-C port on the bottom of the phone. There is also a dual camera on the back. The device measures 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm, almost identical to last year’s Note 5.