While the last Note device to launch, not in the UK though, was the Galaxy Note 5, it was reasonably expected that the next Galaxy Note device would be named Note 6. However, The Korean Electronic Times News says that to take advantage of the popularity of its Galaxy S7 line-up, Samsung is naming the next Note device as Note 7. By keeping the nomenclature consistent with its smartphone line-up, Samsung aims to widen the gap between itself and Apple and also wants to capitalize on how highly anticipated the next Galaxy Note device is.
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At the same time, Galaxy Note 7 would also be pitched as a strong competitor to iPhone 7 Plus phablet which will launch later this year. The similarity in naming would place both devices on an equal footing in the minds of buyers, despite strong brand loyalty among many phone users.
“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its model number lower than Galaxy S7, which is the newest model, is released, it can give out a feeling that it is an outdated phone,” said a source to ET News. “It is known that Samsung Electronics has made the numbers same to unify a premium image,” he added.
As per latest reports, Galaxy Note 7 will come in two variants, one of which will feature a flat screen and the other a curved one. Both variants will sport 5.8-inch QHD displays with resolutions of 1440 x 2560 pixels. At the same time, prototypes of the handsets are now running a developer version of Android N and may launch with the new operating system later this year. The device may also launch with Samsung's new 6GB DDR4 RAM which is based on a revolutionary 10nm chip and will come with advanced energy-saving features.
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However, it may all come to naught if Galaxy Note 7, like the Galaxy Note 5, fails to make an appearance in the UK. Even though nothing has been heard so far from the Samsung camp, Tech Radar has come the closest so far, quoting a "source high up" in Samsung to claim that the Note 6 will indeed launch in the UK.
“Samsung has no plans to launch a Galaxy S7 Edge+ handset and will instead reinstate the Galaxy Note 6 as the brand's chief phablet in the UK. That’s according to a source high up at one of the UK's major networks who cited a ‘backlash from loyal Note fans’ as one of the chief reasons for the reverse decision,” the publication said.