What is reportedly a teaser image for the upcoming Galaxy Note 7 has leaked. The photo appears to confirm Samsung will skip the Note 6 name and backs up rumors that it will rock a dual-edge display.
Smartphone fans have some of the most highly anticipated handsets launching in the next few months and from two of the biggest players in the game. Apple is widely expected to unveil the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus/Pro at an event in September, and a video based on CAD images shows the next-generation iPhones will share a design almost identical to that of the current iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
Some reports claim that Apple may launch the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus as iPhone 7 Pro, since leaked schematics of the device show it will include the Smart Connector port found on the company's iPad Pro tablets, which allows them to seamlessly connect to accessories that support the feature. A leaked iPhone 7 dummy unit appears to back up this claim, as the smaller 4.7-inch iPhone 7 will not include the port on its rear case.
Samsung is also going to take the wraps off its next-generation Galaxy Note, which will replace the Galaxy Note 5, at an event in August. Like Apple, Samsung is rumored to change the naming convention on its new Galaxy Note. In an effort to make its flagship Galaxy S7 smartphones and upcoming Galaxy Note phablet names appear similar sequentially, the company will skip the Galaxy Note 6 name for Galaxy Note 7.
In what appears to be the first official teaser from Samsung for its next-gen Galaxy Note, obtained by Phone Arena, the company looks to be using a similar approach to what it did with the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge by highlighting the "7." The other major hint comes in the form of a message, which reads, "Write on the edge of something great." This might confirm an earlier report that Samsung is only planning on releasing one Note 7 model instead of two - one with a flat display and another with a dual-edge curved display.
This wouldn't be the first Samsung Galaxy Note phablet to sport a curved-edge display, as the company had launched the Galaxy Note Edge, which only included a single curved-edge display when it launched alongside the Galaxy Note 4 in 2014.
As always, we'll keep you posted on any additional Samsung Galaxy Note 7 news as it happens.