Samsung Galaxy Note 7 may launch as a curved variant only

While it is clear that Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 will launch on August 2nd, an import listing now indicates that a non-edge variant of the Note 7 may launch as well.

A flurry of rumours and leaks have so far suggested that Galaxy Note 7 will feature a dual-edge display.

Not to long ago, a device with the model number SM-N935G appeared in an import listing which made a lot of us believe that an edge variant of the Galaxy Note 7 (SM-G935) is in the works. However, Sammobile has spotted another model number SM-N930F on Samsung's official website which is compatible to the sequence of model numbers used by Samsung for its Note phablets. Incidentally, Galaxy Note 4 came with a model number SM-N910 and Galaxy Note 5 came with SM-N920.

Samsung will launch Galaxy Note 7 on August 2

Samsung was recently awarded a patent on a technology which said that 'users can write on the edge of the display.' The patent was followed by a leak which revealed the Galaxy Note 7 Edge moniker and in which was written  “Write on the edge of something great.” Sammobile adds that Samsung may launch just one variant of Galaxy Note 7 instead of two 'curved' and 'non-curved' variants but says that it has reason to believe that the upcoming Note 7 will definitely arrive with edges.

Last month, The Korean Electronic Times News reported 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.

Celebrity leakster @OnLeaks has also posted a few renders of the Galaxy Note 7 on Twitter which reveal curved edges and a thick frame compared to the much slimmer Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge devices.

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 early next month. 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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