I read a couple months ago it was simply to keep the Note models up with the number of S models, to align the numbering so they are not releasing an S7 alongside a Note 6 but rather an S7 alongside a Note 7. Makes perfect sense to me.
The battery is the Achilles Heel for all cell phones. Batteries will only last for a limited number of charge/discharge cycles and then require a replacement. By making the battery non replaceable, Samsung is forcing customers to instead replace their phone (like Apple has always done). I'm sure that this makes business sense but as a customer I will probably move away from Samsung to LG or elsewhere.
Pcriz, 19 Jul 2016I dunno, people seem to be doing fine with sealed in batteries so far. I have had more than a ... moreIf you only keep your phone 12 months or do light use a sealed battery is ok. After 18 months of heavy use my GN4 battery was really struggling. It drained quickly then would switch off at 15-18%... replaced it and its great again.
It's all about marketing. Since the latest Galaxy is the 7 it only makes sense to have a Note 7 as well.
Is it true that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 comes with only flat scren!!!!!!!
It was done to bring them inline with the Galaxy S line S7/S7 edge
The answer is simple: Samsung leave the Note 6 because of economical reason. Dont forget that the Note 1 came after the galaxy s2. If they stop this tradition, then they can rich one year for the development.
I dunno, people seem to be doing fine with sealed in batteries so far. I have had more than a few android phones with sealed in batteries. Lets not forget every tablet comes that way.
Observer1979, 18 Jul 2016as long as samsung continue the trend of making their flag ship phones battery non removable i... moreIt would be nice to have removable batteries because if your phone acts up and freezes that's a good solution take out the battery to hard shut down the phone. Also if the battery is the problem of why it needs replacing it cn be removed easy.
sulabh, 19 Jul 2016What a childish thing to skip a generation and name it note 7.They didn't think that for all t... moreNo one knows the actual reason why samsung skipped note 6.
One theory is=
There are 5 simple note and one note edge.
So,by combining edge into note series,you get 6 phones.
So,the upcoming may be considered as 7th.
Samsung skipped 6th for s series so that they both can have 7th one instead of 6th and 7th.
If,samsung skipped it for the second reason,so it is childish.
Otherwise,it is not too childish.
What a childish thing to skip a generation and name it note 7.They didn't think that for all those years.
ThatMysteriousPanda, 19 Jul 2016The screen size is the same as a Note 4 by bigger I mean the edge on it.
John, 17 Jul 2016Where the Note 6~ they have explained it a dozen times already, they cancelled note 6 to get note series in line with the s series
Anonymous, 18 Jul 2016I hope the price of note 7 is under $800It will never be under 800$ on the release date.. I would expected it to be ~850..900$. If you want this phone to be under 800$, wait for half a year at least.
The rumors say the price will be higher then the S7.
In Europe the price should be about 850 Euro.
Bunyip22, 19 Jul 2016Battery life will certainly be better than all previous notes.Well it isn't certain yet until we see it. You never know with samsung. From exploding Galaxy s4's to waterproof metal phones (S7).
Looking to upgrade my Note4 this year and I can say Note7 is the beast among the smartphones in 2016.. Higher spec, improved software and hardware, much better phone built quality with the curved edge.. I love how i can customize things in android phone from live wallpapers, screensavers, widgets and even the rows/columns of phone given that pumped up specs.. (*cough* iphone got nothing new)