The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is the next big thing expected to drop from the Korean giant sometime soon. Samsung has not released details of the Galaxy Note 7 yet but rumors have it that the device will likely beat the Samsung galaxy S7 making waves presently.
In the design aspect, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been tipped to come with a curved screen while another rumor alleges that the device will sport a flat display. Latest reports however say the Galaxy Note 7 will be sporting a curved display.
A new report from South Korea claims that Samsung plans on using the exact same suppliers for the upcoming Note 7’s display as it did for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge earlier this year.
Of course, Samsung will be putting the AMOLED touchscreens together itself, but the OLED components will come from these companies: Samsung SDI, Dow Chemical, and Idemitsu Kosan. Samsung SDI will supply the “phosphorescence green host”, the report says, while Dow Chemical will be in charge of the red material, and Idemitsu Kosan will ship the blue one.
The aforementioned three companies are likely to be the exclusive suppliers of these materials for the lifetime of the Galaxy Note 7. An unnamed representative of the industry said “these 3 companies will have huge performance this year since they are chosen as suppliers of OLED materials for Samsung Electronics throughout this year”.
It makes sense for Samsung to influence the OLED materials industry so much because it’s both the world’s biggest smartphone maker and the biggest user of AMOLED displays in its devices. So, understandably, firms that haven’t been chosen as Samsung suppliers “had gone through slumps”.
Sources in Netherland says the phone will indeed be called Galaxy Note 7 rather than Galaxy Note 6, and that Samsung decided to release a single version of the phone this year, the Galaxy Note 7 edge.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is expected to share many similarities with the Galaxy S7. The handset will sport a 5.8-inch display with 2K (2560 x 1440) resolution, a slightly faster Exynos processor, 6GB of RAM, 12-megapixel camera with dual pixel technology, and 4,000 mAh battery. A stylus will also be present, which is an iconic feature of the Note phablet line.
The Galaxy S7 are incredibly fast devices, but processor improvements and more RAM could make the Galaxy Note 7 edge even faster – a recent video comparison between the Galaxy S7 edge and the OnePlus 3 showed why processor speed and RAM matter in real life phone use.
The source also said the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will launch in the Netherlands in the second or third week of August, carrying a price of €799, unlocked. Recent reports also indicated that the phone will launch at some point in mid-August.
The Galaxy Note 7 is once again said to enter mass production in July for an August release and 5 million units should be produced as the initial supply.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Specs
- 5.8-inch AMOLED display with 2K (2560 x 1440) resolution
- Exynos processor
- 6 GB RAM
- 12-megapixel camera with dual pixel technology
- 4,000 mAh battery
- Price of €799 in Europe