Dual-edge is the new flat screen. At least that’s what Samsung believes. We reported last month that Samsung was working on two versions of the Galaxy Note 7 – one with flat screen and another with a dual-edge display – and the company would launch only one of the two models. If latest reports coming out of South Korea are to be believed, the company has chosen to launch only the dual-edge variant of the Galaxy Note 7.
No plan to release the flat-screen model of Note 7
It makes sense considering Samsung’s previous flagship Edge models – Galaxy S6 Edge, Note Edge, and S7 Edge – have received a humongous response. Citing a local daily Munwha Ilbo, The Korea Herald reports that Samsung isn’t even considering releasing a flat-screen version of the next-gen Note phablet. It will be the first Note device with a dual-edge display.
Sources told the same Korean publication that Samsung may also release a special edition of the Galaxy S7 themed on the Rio Olympics. According to SamMobile, Samsung is getting rid of the flat-screen Galaxy Note 7 to boost its profitability without affecting the market share. The Edge versions have a relatively higher price tag compared to their flat-screen siblings. The dual-edge Note 7 should help boost the company’s profits.
Galaxy Note 7 to be unveiled on Aug.2
Samsung is gearing up to unveil the Galaxy Note 7 at an Unpacked event in New York on August 2. The device will reportedly hit the store shelves in the United States and Europe in the week of August 15. The Note 7 will enter mass production next month, with 2.5 million units to be produced in July and another 2.5 million in August. The massive production plan indicates that Samsung expects strong demand for its upcoming phablet.
The Galaxy Note 7 is expected to feature a 5.8-inch Quad HD display, 6GB RAM, 12-megapixel main camera, an S-Pen stylus, and a huge 4,000mAh battery. The phablet is also rumored to be dust-proof and waterproof. A few days ago, the User Agent profile page for model number SM-N930F was spotted on Samsung’s official website. The Sm-N930F is believed to be Galaxy Note 7 because the Note 4 was SM-N910 and Note 5 was SM-N920. Samsung is skipping the Note 6 moniker.