1. Preach2k's Avatar
    Samsung Working On Two Tempting Designs For Galaxy Note 6

    The online excitement around this year’s release of Samsung’s phablet device – the presumptively titled Galaxy Note 6 – continues to build. Reports now suggest that Samsung is working on two form factors for the redesigned phablet which is expected to be announced in late August.

    Dutch site GSMHelpDesk writes that the South Korean company is currently testing two variants of the upcoming Galaxy Note 6 phablet, with the key difference being the construction of the screen. Just as the current Galaxy S7 family sports the flat-screened Galaxy S7 and the curved screen S7 Edge, so the Note 6 devices under testing are the flat-screened and curved edge variant.

    The question is whether Samsung will focus on a single design for the Note 6, or push both devices out to the public”]The question is whether Samsung will focus on a single design for the Note 6, or push both devices out to the public.

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    Samsung’s Mobile Comunications Business chief DJ Koh with the company’s new Galaxy 7 mobile device (Photo: Lluis Gene/AFP/Getty Images)

    GSMHelpDesk’s Tim Aalst believes that Samsung will choose just one form factor to put on sale, but I’m not so sure. Samsung has a habit of covering every option and price point. The flat screened Note 6 would be the ‘regular’ device at a lower price point while an edged Note 6 could come in at a higher price with more targeted marketing.

    This would echo previous Note launches as Samsung experimented with the Edge concept. The launch of the Galaxy Note 4 in 2014 was accompanied by the first curved edge screen from Samsung in the Galaxy Note Edge. In the end the latter was only available in limited numbers and the curved screen would make its popular mainstream debut with the S6 Edge some six months later.

    2015′s Galaxy Note 5 was only available in a flat-screened version, although European fans never saw the Note 5 at all, instead the Galaxy S6 Edge+ was offered as a half-way house. This combination of phablet size and curved screen saw critical acclaim, but as with much of the S6 family did not see strong success in the retail environment.

    Early indications suggest that the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have turned around the retail performance and maintained the critical acclaim. Just as last year the Edge version of the handset is proving to be the more popular device. If Samsung was to bias to a single Note 6 the evidence suggests that the more popular edged form factor (which is, happily, the more expensive device) would be the handset to choose.

    A single device is not how Samsung works. It’s in this game for the volume and turnover. Two Galaxy Note 6 phablets looks to be just what DJ Koh, the head of Samsung Mobile, needs to reverse the decline of the South Korean manufacturer’s mobile revenue and profits.
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    04-26-2016 08:38 AM
  2. debdroid1a's Avatar
    "Just as the current Galaxy S7 family sports the flat-screened Galaxy S7 and the curved screen S7 Edge, so the Note 6 devices under testing are the flat-screened and curved edge variant."

    They did that with the Note 5 and the Note 5 Edge. The writer must be an apple fan and didn't do research. And didn't read the rest of his or her own article (I didn't see who wrote it). They mention the edge later.

    So this says nothing new. I'm ok with Samsung not drastically changing the Note series. A flat and edge is fine. Just don't get rid of the spen.

    Maybe they'll try an spen with the edge? That would make it unique from the S7 Edge. ETA. Just thinking, this might be nice. Remove the click, which people click accidentally, and the air command option can be moved on the edge. When I'm playing a game, I "trash" the air command icon so it's out of the way.

    Posted via the *Note 5*
    04-26-2016 10:35 AM
  3. chazglenn3's Avatar
    What Note 5 edge?

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    04-27-2016 10:47 AM
  4. debdroid1a's Avatar
    It's just called the Note Edge, but one came out the same time as the Note 5. Note Edge came without a stylus. I call it a Note 5 Edge, so I know the difference in the Edge phones. Sorry for the confusion.

    Posted via the *Note 5*
    04-27-2016 11:38 AM
  5. miamimcc's Avatar
    What are you referring to. There was a note edge that came out the same time as the note 4 and it had a stylus with it. The note 5 came out by itself last year but there was an galaxy s6+ edge which didn't have a stylus.

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    04-27-2016 02:22 PM
  6. russel5150's Avatar
    Im not sure i am ready for an edge note, although i know the curved style is here to stay in some form. I need to be able to slap a protective case like a defender on it.

    When the note edge came out i played with a little bit but got the note4 instead because i wanted a "normal" screen.

    I am curious if the screens are going to start being "bowed" some. Instead of sharp curves on the edges have a subtle bow to it. Ive seen renders and even suggestions apple may do that, and its something samsung could beat them to the punch on.

    Samsung has the advantage of two major releases a year while apple has one.

    At any rate, being able to protect my phone at work is a big deal for me and i dont see the edge phones getting the same protection as a flat screen.

    Sent with my white Note5 with nonremovable back and no SDcard!
    04-27-2016 02:54 PM
  7. Preach2k's Avatar
    I think I want to stick with the flat screen like my Note 4. My daughters have the S6 Plus with the Edge. It is nice with a Case. She dropped it once and cracked the screen even with the Case on it with bumpers. I had a Spigen Neo-Hybrid since I got the Note 4 Day 1. Dropped on Concrete many of times. Not one scratch or crack.
    04-27-2016 04:24 PM
  8. Preach2k's Avatar
    Could The Edge Version Of The Note 6 Look like this Concept? Would you purchase it?

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    04-28-2016 01:08 PM
  9. Coraya's Avatar
    Could The Edge Version Of The Note 6 Look like this Concept? Would you purchase it?

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    That things looks extremely wide to be a Note product, even in concept form.

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    04-28-2016 03:23 PM
  10. russel5150's Avatar
    That things looks extremely wide to be a Note product, even in concept form.

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    Yeah, i don't care for wide it is.

    Sent with my white Note5 with nonremovable back and no SDcard!
    04-28-2016 07:12 PM
  11. NotAnAppleGuy's Avatar
    What are you referring to. There was a note edge that came out the same time as the note 4 and it had a stylus with it. The note 5 came out by itself last year but there was an galaxy s6+ edge which didn't have a stylus.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Lol this right here. There was never a Note 5 Edge. Only a Note Edge that was released with the Note 4. Basically the Note Edge is a Note 4 with an extremely functional and intuitive edge panel.

    Posted Via Galaxy Note Edge. Yea, the phone is perfect...
    04-29-2016 12:02 PM

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