If you are waiting for Samsung to finally announce the Galaxy Note 6, you may well be surprised to find out that there might be no device under such a name in the near future. According to a source from Korea, Samsung has decided to skip the Galaxy Note 6, and instead name its upcoming Note handset as the "Galaxy Note 7".
As for the reason for this unusual change, this was reportedly to eliminate inconsistencies when it comes to branding Samsung's products. Samsung has announced and launched the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge early this year, and such a move supposedly will help bring more parity with the company's handsets. “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its model number lower than Galaxy S7, which is the newest model, is released, it can give out a feeling that it is an outdated phone," according to a high-ranking official of a telecommunications company.
Moreover, according to the source, Samsung is already referring to the next Note device as the Galaxy Note 7. Rumors are further stating that Samsung is also planning on using dual-edged screens for the Note series for the first time. However, it is still not known if this change will produce two variants, a Note 7, and a Note 7 edge, similar to the S flagships.
As for the possible time of release, the new Note handset is seen to be launched around mid-August, which is at par with the Galaxy Note 5's announcement which was last August 13, 2015, and was made available to the public after just a week.