In preparation for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s launch on the 2nd of August, a report is suggesting that the upcoming smartphone will enter production as soon as next month. The very same report also mentioned that 2.5 million units of the Note 7 will roll down the assembly line in July and August: that’s a total of five million devices.
Producing a brand new device in such a high volume without knowing the market expectations for the Note 7 is definitely a bold move. Then again, it’s worth noting that as many as five million units of last year’s Galaxy Note 5 were sold in a quarter. Needless to say, it appears Samsung is very confident of the next Galaxy Note.
Interestingly, the report also mentioned that the Galaxy Note 7 will have a dual-curved display, which is in line with previous rumours. If this is accurate, we will be looking at the first Note device with such a display: the Galaxy Note Edge only had a curved display on one side of the screen.
Other rumoured specifications of the Galaxy Note 7 include a 5.8-inch 1440p Super AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 823 processor paired with 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM, a 12MP rear camera (possibly part of a dual-camera setup), a 5MP front-facing camera, a generous 4,000mAh battery, as well as a USB Type-C port. Curiously, the upcoming device may be packing an iris scanner as well.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 – or the Note 7 edge – is shaping up to be the Korean company’s most powerful device yet. It will be interesting to see what other surprises the unannounced device will bring come 2nd August 2016.