Note 5 was not released in Europe over the mobile operators, and that's because is skipped number in generations.
They went straight to Note 7 to stream line there numbers since the Galaxy S series is on the 7th generation of phones. They were concerned that people who don't follow the phone releases would see the Galaxy S7 and the Note 6 and think the S7 was the better phone since it has the higher number, when in actuality the Note 6 is the better phone so they skipped the 6 and went straight to 7.
AnonD-550733, 19 Jul 2016No one knows the actual reason why samsung skipped note 6.
One theory is=
There are 5 simple... moreThey didn't want their most premium part to be misperceived as older or 'out of date'.
And, yes, it would have cost them a few sales,..
Hope someone brought up that we all bought into Windows 10 (where is windows 9?), without worrying too much about Win 9.
That was more to do with potential software code mishandling win 95/98 software as 'win 9'.
(microsoft coder confirmed)
Everything is better with bluetooth!
Besides if apple are selling a seventh 'gen' product, surely the formidable Notes can 'keep up'! (yes, a joke, notes are the flagship tech product- only thing that part validates the relevancy of the note 2/ iphone 6s 'army upgrade'... Note products are usually a year or so ahead of smaller devices getting same power...)
It seems that they are considering the Note Edge as the Note 6 while equaling the generation number with the Galaxy S line.
AnonD-562304, 19 Jul 2016I dunno, people seem to be doing fine with sealed in batteries so far. I have had more than a ... moreTrue. No one ever complain about tablet sealed battery. Oddly tablet can still last for many many years.
Move on guys, come on...
Today is 2016, and in a few next month will become 2017...
Technology will become more amazing and we must accept that no matter you like it or not.
sulabh, 19 Jul 2016What a childish thing to skip a generation and name it note 7.They didn't think that for all t... moreChildish? They are merely trying to simplify things. S7 and Note 7 being released in the same year makes more sense than S7 and Note 6. So next year, it will be the S8 and the Note 8. It isn't rocket science.
If it realy miss IR blaster....i never upgrade my note 4.....really hopeless. ... i can buy ASUS zenphone 3 which have ir blaster.....
Andy , 20 Jul 2016If it is going to have less than 6" screen, I'm not buying it. Pocket and hand grip size is also very important...
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.
AnonD-562304, 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!!!!!!!