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Galaxy Note 5 successor could be the Galaxy Note 7

Galaxy Note 5 successor could be the Galaxy Note 7
Galaxy Note 5 successor could be the Galaxy Note 7
Samsung may be skipping the Galaxy Note 6 name altogether while adding curved glass to all four edges of the front of the unannounced device.

Skipping and jumping around numbers for smartphones is uncommon, but it happens nonetheless. Axon, for example, will launch the Axon 7 as the direct successor to the Axon 2. The numbering system may not make sense sequentially, but the higher number will have a psychological effect on many everyday consumers as they will see the flagship Axon 7 on a more level playing field against the iPhone 6 or Galaxy S7 without first comparing specifications.

Now, a new report from GSMArena claims that Samsung will be doing the same with its Galaxy Note series. The current Galaxy Note 5 may be succeeded directly by the Galaxy Note 7 to put the series in line with the Galaxy S7 series. The report also claims that Samsung will have curved glass on all four edges of the front side instead of just two, though it remains to be seen if a standard traditional model will be made available as well. Recent rumors point to a family of Galaxy Note models including a Galaxy Note Light and a higher-end version with 6 GB RAM and a 5.8-inch QHD display.

The processor is expected to be either the Exynos 8890 again or the rumored Snapdragon 823 SoC, which may simply be a modified Snapdragon 820 designed to run at even faster clock rates. Judging by past releases, an August launch time frame is still a possibility for the Note 5 successor(s).


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Alexander Fagot/ Allen Ngo, 2016-05-30 (Update: 2016-05-31)