You could try XiaoMi Redmi Note 3.
I recently upgraded my 3 years old Samsung Note 3 to Redmi Note 3.
Anonymous, 03 Jun 2016Close to 1k price with Single speaker and no IR Noooo thanksAgree on the IR front, but you can take a drill and cut out as many loudspeakers as you want.
Please don't make the speaker grills like that! WHY Samsung, WHY? You can take that other company in one had and do magic and make it invisible anyway! There's just no point!
Anonymous, 03 Jun 2016If I do drop the S7e for the new Note, I don't think I will opt for an Edge version.Amen
excuse me, but what are the points of those edges? Looks cool but no real functonality. I want a foldable phone, until then i will go with flat versions
Whats up with the mono-speaker complaining? you probably shouldn't be consuming media without headphones anyway, the only thing this phone will probably miss is a high quality DAC
some stone-age people are still expecting replaceable battery and IR blaster .. LOL ... everyone must be having worst post retirement period ... LMAO !!!
So no more flat screen for flagship from Samsung its shame only edge stupid thing like kids toy
If this is the real design, i'll better buy asus... Still old image of samsung makes it feels boring...
I could care less about the IR Eye Scanner? It's a novelty.
I want IR for remote control
I want waterproof
I want removable battery
I want improved audio for headphones
I want improvements for Stylus use
Latvietis, 03 Jun 2016I refuse to buy any new smartphone without user replacable battery. Samsung, get that in your head!You can permanently use your phone till spoil, repair and continue used.
Don't like edge screen, tired of mono speaker, no IR Blaster? Was planning to upgrade from note 3 but nah.
Atlas corporation, 03 Jun 2016No ir blaster no buy no waterproof no buy No 41 megapixel no buy No 6 inch no buywow..then you arent going to buying a new phone for quiete a while then
the only thing I can honestly say the curved screen are good for is making a phone narrow...nonetheless I hope they at least use frosted glass for the back this time
If I do drop the S7e for the new Note, I don't think I will opt for an Edge version.
viveksubhash, 03 Jun 2016as far as i see it note users go for a single thing, the s pen(and reliability??? at least amo... moreyes.the main reason i'm using note series for past 4 years is only s-pen and the dedicated software bundle and also sheer power of note devices and also the screen.looks are important but you have to use a case or bumper for protection so a good looking case or cover is as important as the phones looks.