UPDATE: The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was launched on August 2.
Samsung have a wide range of series that are popular with the market. These include the S Series and the Note series. While the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge were released earlier on in the year, Samsung plans to release the Note 7 later on in August of this year.
There have been many rumors about what to expect on the Galaxy Note 7 and the speculated specs and features have grown closer and closer to what we expect to see in the new phablet.
Inception of the S and Note Series
Samsung started on the Galaxy S series in 2010. Every year after that, the company has provided its users with another one of the flagships from the S series. This explains why the Galaxy S series in now at the S7 and S7 Edge. Unfortunately, the phablet series, that is, the Galaxy Note, started much later in 2011 and this has seen the numbering on the names of the Note series lagging behind the Galaxy S series.
Samsung plans to make up for this lag in August with the release of the Galaxy Note 7. While earlier speculations had cited that the phone will be a Note 6, Samsung has clarified that they will skip the Note 6 name and go straight to the Note 7.
Problems in branding difference for the S and Note series
While there isn’t much in a name, the numbers have often been an indicator for buyers and the phones that they would like to get. Many would wonder why Samsung has not gone with the Note 6 and eventually many will wonder what happened to the Note 6 later on in the future. But that is what marketing and mystery is made of. So it might just be a great way to get people more interested in the Note 7.
Skipping the Note 6 name will hype the Note 7 in that people will expect even more from it. However, Samsung just wanted the Galaxy Series S and 7 to be on the same page in terms of naming and numbering. For users, the disparity may not have meant a lot but to Samsung, it makes the S series flagship released in the year more superior to and newer than the Galaxy Note of the same year. In fact, a rumor had started that the Note series was outdated.
This dual edge phablet is sure to rock the tech world. Unlike the Note 5 which only had one curved edge, the Note 7 is going to have dual curved edges. It comes with a stylus pen and bears a striking resemblance to the Galaxy S7 Edge, pitting it a step above other phablets in the market.
The experience using the Note 7 is going to be great going by the rave reviews that users have already given the S7 and the S7 Edge, the Note 7’s predecessors in launching, although they are from the Galaxy S7 series. The Note 7 is something to look out for this August.