The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones have been announced back in February. These are Samsung’s current flagship smartphones, and it will stay that way until next year probably, but the company still needs to introduce their new flagship phablet this year, the Galaxy Note 7 (or 6, depending on which rumor you tend to believe). That being said, we’ve already seen some Galaxy Note 7 rumors / leaks, and according to the latest one, Samsung is planning to launch the Galaxy Note 7 on August 2nd.
That being said, a new report just surfaced in Korea, and it seems like Samsung is already getting ready for the Galaxy Note 7 launch in a big way. According to ET News, South Korean publication, the Galaxy Note 7 will enter mass production next month, and the company is actually planning to manufacture 5 million units as part of the initial supply of devices, which essentially means they’ll have 5 million ready to go as soon as the device becomes available. The source claims that the company plans to manufacture 2.5 million units in July, and 2.5 million in August. Now, if we compare this with the Galaxy Note 5 last year, it seems like Samsung is expecting a higher demand for the Galaxy Note 7. This Korea-based tech giant has manufactured 5 million Galaxy Note 5 units in three months last year, not two.
Now, in addition to all this, ET News also says that Samsung has no plans to release two different Galaxy Note 7 variants (in regards to the display), the company will, allegedly, release only one ‘dual-curve’ display variant and be done with it, which means that the flat display Galaxy Note 7 won’t see the light of day. According to previously leaked specifications, the Galaxy Note 7 is expected to feature a 5.8-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) Super AMOLED display, 6GB of RAM and a 4,000mAh battery. The device will be fueled by the Snapdragon 823 64-bit quad-core processor, and a Type-C USB port will also be a part of this package. This phablet will ship with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, with Samsung’s custom UI on top of it, though Android N should arrive soon after the phone launches, presuming Google will introduce it in early Q3.