Samsung Quietly Confirms Upcoming Galaxy Note 7 Flagship Phablet AKA SM-N930F

Rumor has it that Samsung plans on naming its Galaxy Note device the Galaxy Note 7 instead of the Galaxy Note 6 to avoid confusion with its Galaxy Edge handset, which is a numerical release ahead of the phablet. Whether that turns out to be true or not remains to be seen, but one thing we can say with confidence is that another Galaxy Note device is nearing release.

Samsung made that much clear when it setup a new User Agent (AA) Profile page on its website for the not-yet-released SM-N930F. If past history is any indication, that couldn't be anything other than the next Galaxy Note device—the Galaxy Note 5 is the SM-N920 and the Galaxy Note 4 is the SM-910. It doesn't take a giant leap of faith to determine that the SM-N920F will be a successor, we just don't know if Samsung will call it the Galaxy Note 6 or Galaxy Note 7.

Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy Edge+
The Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ came out at the same time

The latter seems more likely. Citing "multiple representatives" in the telecommunication's industry, ETNews says Samsung decided to jump a number for the first time since it started releasing Galaxy smartphones so that the Galaxy Note would be consistent with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. In the past, the Galaxy Note has always been a number release behind the Galaxy S.

Either way it's coming, though the other interesting thing to speculate is when it will be released. In the past, Samsung has typically launched new Galaxy Note devices in September, save for the Galaxy Note 5, which it released in August of last year. With the User Agent Profile page making an appearance so early, it seems to suggest that Samsung might again target an August release (or even earlier) rather than wait for September.

Keeping in mind that nothing is official, other rumors suggest the Galaxy Note 7 will sport a 5.8-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 823 SoC, 6GB or 8GB of RAM, microSD card slot, USB Type-C connectivity, and a capacious 4,000 mAh battery.