ET News reports that Samsung has decided to name the Galaxy Note 6….as the Galaxy Note 7. The Korean company is taking this decision to remove an inconsistency from its naming scheme, as many customers might believe the Galaxy S7 is a better and newer phone than the Galaxy Note 6 when launched.
This will also allow the company to better compete with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus that will be launched in September this year. By skipping a generation in naming and jumping directly to the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung will be eradicating this problem.
“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its model number lower than Galaxy S7, which is the newest model, is released, it can give out a feeling that it is an outdated phone.”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 high-ranking representative of a telecommunication industry. “It is known that Samsung Electronics has made the numbers same to unify a premium image.”
The report also states that Samsung will be going in for a dual-edge design on the Galaxy Note 7, which will be a first for the series. Up until now, Samsung has only used this design language on the Galaxy S6 and S7 handsets. The curved design not only makes the phone more ergonomic, it also gives Samsung an edge over its competition as phones with curved screens are more technologically challenging to repair.
Lastly, the report says that the Galaxy Note 7 will enter into production in the middle of July and will be officially unveiled sometime in early or middle August. By launching the phone a month early than its usual timeframe, the company will be better able to take on the iPhone 7 that will be launched by Apple in September.
Since this is the first time that we are hearing about this weird decision from Samsung, I will recommend you to take it with a pinch of salt. While definitely a possibility, sense might just prevail inside the Korean company eventually.
[Via ET News]