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  1. TJA3500's Avatar
    Based on the reports if true then I would be wasting my money going to the Note 7 since I just bought the S7 back in March and I don't use the Spen a lot.
    I think it would be a waste of money also. Ive always thought the Note series of phones were in a category by themselves. Some so close in deciding between the Note and a regular phone.
    If the S Pen is not going to be used, buy the one without. Some of us buy the Note because we need a Note.
    I realize the Note has a few more features, but if I didnt need the S Pen all the time, I would gladly carry around a smaller and lighter phone.
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    07-10-2016 07:18 AM
  2. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    I would prefer better optimization if they can do it right. The problem with leaks and rumors is that people start making things up which brings fans hopes up. We all begin sharing what we WANT in the Note 7 and somewhere along the line of opinion, leaks begin. And then we get forum titles like ”I heard the Note 7 was coming out with 10gb of ram. true???”
    It's all too easy to get sucked into the trap of overly high expectations due to unofficial leaks. Which is why I usually say "take this with a grain of salt". It's not official and nothing is until the manufacturer reveals the device officially.

    If you have overly high expectations, you will be disappointed in the final product. One of the better examples I've known was the disappointment of the HTC One M9, especially due to the leaked render posted by Evan Blass.
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    07-10-2016 12:19 PM
  3. Premium1's Avatar
    Eh if true and only 4gb of ram, unless you rely on the s pen, the s7/s7 edge will be a better buy.
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    07-10-2016 07:03 PM
  4. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Eh if true and only 4gb of ram, unless you rely on the s pen, the s7/s7 edge will be a better buy.
    Or if you want a larger screen.

    Granted, it's only slightly larger than the S7e, but I know some want that slightly larger size
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    07-10-2016 09:39 PM
  5. Almeuit's Avatar
    Or if you want a larger screen.

    Granted, it's only slightly larger than the S7e, but I know some want that slightly larger size
    And battery.
    07-10-2016 11:00 PM
  6. recDNA's Avatar
    I don't see upgrading if only 4 gb 3600 mAh battery. The 6gb was the feature that really impressed me.

    Sounds like they just added sd card to note 5 along with more delicate front screen
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    07-11-2016 08:04 AM
  7. Preach2k's Avatar
    This Phone is supposed to be the iPhone 7 Pro Killer. I can't see them releasing just a slightly better Note 5. If this is the case then I should just stick with my Note 4 another year.
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    07-11-2016 08:42 AM
  8. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    This Phone is supposed to be the iPhone 7 Pro Killer. I can't see them releasing just a slightly better Note 5. If this is the case then I should just stick with my Note 4 another year.
    Apple isn't really bringing out the big guns until 2017, though.

    So getting attention over the iPhone 7 shouldn't be that hard for a company like Samsung.

    R.I.P GPe program
    07-11-2016 08:59 AM
  9. recDNA's Avatar
    This Phone is supposed to be the iPhone 7 Pro Killer. I can't see them releasing just a slightly better Note 5. If this is the case then I should just stick with my Note 4 another year.
    Yup. Maybe the jump to 6gb comes in the next model.
    07-11-2016 10:51 AM
  10. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    This Phone is supposed to be the iPhone 7 Pro Killer. I can't see them releasing just a slightly better Note 5. If this is the case then I should just stick with my Note 4 another year.
    Samsung doesn't want you to stick with your current phone. They saw sales skyrocket for the S7. Why would they do this on the cheap and sabotage their record sales for the year. IMO, I wouldn't expect anything less than SD 821 and 6 GB RAM. The rumors that come out from benchmarks irritate me. People take some information and run with it. Articles are created to cast doubt and in the last line of the article it says to take this information with a grain of salt. How useful is this. I realize most of these articles are just click bait and I click on them just to see what's being said. I see this and form my own opinions. I am sure the Note 7 will be just as good as everyone is imagining it to be. Samsung probably has a couple of secrets no one has uncovered yet as well, software-wise.
    07-11-2016 05:59 PM
  11. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Samsung doesn't want you to stick with your current phone. They saw sales skyrocket for the S7. Why would they do this on the cheap and sabotage their record sales for the year. IMO, I wouldn't expect anything less than SD 821 and 6 GB RAM. The rumors that come out from benchmarks irritate me. People take some information and run with it. Articles are created to cast doubt and in the last line of the article it says to take this information with a grain of salt. How useful is this. I realize most of these articles are just click bait and I click on them just to see what's being said. I see this and form my own opinions. I am sure the Note 7 will be just as good as everyone is imagining it to be. Samsung probably has a couple of secrets no one has uncovered yet as well, software-wise.
    I'm praying you are right.
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    07-11-2016 06:06 PM
  12. dsignori's Avatar
    My Note 5 runs great. Really really great. Why would I (or anyone) possibly be disappointed in 4GB of RAM , 64 GB storage, and the 820 processor? Is the pessimism just about not having bragging rights on specs? It feels like most people have problems discerning performance form specs. Specs have note been a driver for me in a few years now. It's about the camera, the screen, and the battery for me. performance is plenty good at this point.

    As many have said prior to this, it about the optimization of software. For me, I want a bigger battery than my 3000mah Note 5 and even if it's "just" 3600, that is a nice, nice bump. For people looking for just off the charts specs , maybe you will be disappointed. But if you think that it will affect the phones performance more than very slightly (or at all), well I don't see it .

    I can't wait for the phone (IP68, bigger battery, etc). Good luck!

    YMMV ..
    07-11-2016 07:44 PM
  13. Coraya's Avatar
    My Note 5 runs great. Really really great. Why would I (or anyone) possibly be disappointed in 4GB of RAM , 64 GB storage, and the 820 processor? Is the pessimism just about not having bragging rights on specs? It feels like most people have problems discerning performance form specs. Specs have note been a driver for me in a few years now. It's about the camera, the screen, and the battery for me. performance is plenty good at this point.

    As many have said prior to this, it about the optimization of software. For me, I want a bigger battery than my 3000mah Note 5 and even if it's "just" 3600, that is a nice, nice bump. For people looking for just off the charts specs , maybe you will be disappointed. But if you think that it will affect the phones performance more than very slightly (or at all), well I don't see it .

    I can't wait for the phone (IP68, bigger battery, etc). Good luck!

    YMMV ..
    It's not about bragging rights, it's about paying a premium price for a device that is barely an upgrade from its predecessors. An SD card slot, larger battery and silly curved screen. Is it really worth that much more than a Note 4 or 5? In value, to me it's not worth it but it could be worth it to you. Different strokes for different folks.

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    07-11-2016 08:23 PM
  14. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    It's not about bragging rights, it's about paying a premium price for a device that is barely an upgrade from its predecessors. An SD card slot, larger battery and silly curved screen. Is it really worth that much more than a Note 4 or 5? In value, to me it's not worth it but it could be worth it to you. Different strokes for different folks.

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    Not much of an upgrade from what? A phone less than a year old? Maybe the problem isn't Samsung, but with people never satisfied with their device.

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    07-11-2016 09:16 PM
  15. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    It's not about bragging rights, it's about paying a premium price for a device that is barely an upgrade from its predecessors. An SD card slot, larger battery and silly curved screen. Is it really worth that much more than a Note 4 or 5? In value, to me it's not worth it but it could be worth it to you. Different strokes for different folks.

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    I hate to break it to you, but bar a few exceptions, many new phones haven't improved much from their predecessors.

    Sure, a better screen, better internals, better camera, etc. But these days, we all expect those and frankly, there isn't much that's exciting minus modular design, which is still decidedly first gen now.

    To be frank, a larger battery and return of expandable storage is already enough to make me interested. If course, I'd like the very latest flagship processor like an 821 and the 8893 and 6GB of RAM, but I wouldn't be super-disappointed to see an 820 and 4GB of RAM. (8893 is likely, though). Because even with those, the phone will still be more than powerful enough for my usage, though I understand why some people might be bummed, especially for the premium over the S7e. Though maybe we should all lean away from the specs game a bit and perhaps focus on the one aspect that seriously need improvement. Software.

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    07-11-2016 09:27 PM
  16. Coraya's Avatar
    Not much of an upgrade from what? A phone less than a year old? Maybe the problem isn't Samsung, but with people never satisfied with their device.

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    Are you willing to shell out a $200 difference for a minor upgrade

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    07-11-2016 09:47 PM
  17. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Are you willing to shell out a $200 difference for a minor upgrade

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    Maybe if my phone was older, sure. But my current phone isn't even six months old yet.

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    07-11-2016 10:35 PM
  18. dsignori's Avatar
    Are you willing to shell out a $200 difference for a minor upgrade
    "Minor" is relative for sure. People's requirements are different. I have a pool. I go to the beach a lot. A "minor" upgrade adding IP68 is quite important to me. Maybe not to you, which is totally fine.

    My point is simply this: Having the imaginary 830 processor, or 6GB of RAM would almost definitely NOT be a major upgrade in any real day-to-day use of the phone at this point IMO. Many here seem to be seeking those higher specs , implying that would qualify as some MAJOR upgrade. The lowest specs rumored for the Note 7 should be plenty impressive in day to day use of the phone, unless Samsung regresses in their software (which has been known to happen, just not recently).

    I can understand not being able to justify upgrading from a GS7 Edge or a Note 5. These are expensive phones. Their value is determined by what is important to each customer.

    For me as a Note 5 user, the improvements I get with a Note 7 are IP68, a bigger battery, improved camera, adding the SD slot back, and probably a nicer screen (Samsung always manages to improve). This seems very attractive to me - even as a Note 5 user.
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    07-11-2016 11:21 PM
  19. Almeuit's Avatar
    "Minor" is relative for sure. People's requirements are different. I have a pool. I go to the beach a lot. A "minor" upgrade adding IP68 is quite important to me. Maybe not to you, which is totally fine.

    My point is simply this: Having the imaginary 830 processor, or 6GB of RAM would almost definitely NOT be a major upgrade in any real day-to-day use of the phone at this point IMO. Many here seem to be seeking those higher specs , implying that would qualify as some MAJOR upgrade. The lowest specs rumored for the Note 7 should be plenty impressive in day to day use of the phone, unless Samsung regresses in their software (which has been known to happen, just not recently).

    I can understand not being able to justify upgrading from a GS7 Edge or a Note 5. These are expensive phones. Their value is determined by what is important to each customer.

    For me as a Note 5 user, the improvements I get with a Note 7 are IP68, a bigger battery, improved camera, adding the SD slot back, and probably a nicer screen (Samsung always manages to improve). This seems very attractive to me - even as a Note 5 user.
    Nice post .
    07-11-2016 11:27 PM
  20. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    "Minor" is relative for sure. People's requirements are different. I have a pool. I go to the beach a lot. A "minor" upgrade adding IP68 is quite important to me. Maybe not to you, which is totally fine.

    My point is simply this: Having the imaginary 830 processor, or 6GB of RAM would almost definitely NOT be a major upgrade in any real day-to-day use of the phone at this point IMO. Many here seem to be seeking those higher specs , implying that would qualify as some MAJOR upgrade. The lowest specs rumored for the Note 7 should be plenty impressive in day to day use of the phone, unless Samsung regresses in their software (which has been known to happen, just not recently).

    I can understand not being able to justify upgrading from a GS7 Edge or a Note 5. These are expensive phones. Their value is determined by what is important to each customer.

    For me as a Note 5 user, the improvements I get with a Note 7 are IP68, a bigger battery, improved camera, adding the SD slot back, and probably a nicer screen (Samsung always manages to improve). This seems very attractive to me - even as a Note 5 user.
    Nailed it.

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    07-12-2016 12:37 AM
  21. Preach2k's Avatar
    Sam Mobile reports that the Gnote 7 could come with an Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 processor.
    Qualcomm says that the Snapdragon 821 delivers a 10 percent improvement in performance over its predecessor as well as greater power efficiency and application performance. The Qualcomm Kryo quad-core CPU reaches speeds of up to 2.4GHz but it has the same X12 LTE modem as the Snapdragon 820. The company hasn’t said which devices will be powered by this processor but does mention that we can expect commercial devices powered by the 821 in the second half of this year. The Galaxy Note 7 fits in that timeline perfectly. Samsung mass produced the Snapdragon 820 for Qualcomm on its 14nm LPP process but it’s unclear at this point in time if it’s going to be mass producing the Snapdragon 821 as well.
    Source
    07-12-2016 06:52 AM
  22. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Sam Mobile reports that the Gnote 7 could come with an Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 processor.


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    Likely, but still not official.

    Don't let this get your hopes up too high.

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    07-12-2016 07:55 AM
  23. Coraya's Avatar
    "Minor" is relative for sure. People's requirements are different. I have a pool. I go to the beach a lot. A "minor" upgrade adding IP68 is quite important to me. Maybe not to you, which is totally fine.

    My point is simply this: Having the imaginary 830 processor, or 6GB of RAM would almost definitely NOT be a major upgrade in any real day-to-day use of the phone at this point IMO. Many here seem to be seeking those higher specs , implying that would qualify as some MAJOR upgrade. The lowest specs rumored for the Note 7 should be plenty impressive in day to day use of the phone, unless Samsung regresses in their software (which has been known to happen, just not recently).

    I can understand not being able to justify upgrading from a GS7 Edge or a Note 5. These are expensive phones. Their value is determined by what is important to each customer.

    For me as a Note 5 user, the improvements I get with a Note 7 are IP68, a bigger battery, improved camera, adding the SD slot back, and probably a nicer screen (Samsung always manages to improve). This seems very attractive to me - even as a Note 5 user.
    Hold on, hold on, hold on, I stand corrected. I completely forgot about the water resistance rating.

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    07-12-2016 11:00 AM
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    07-12-2016 12:02 PM
  25. Murph5150's Avatar
    Two "rumors" (but reported on multiple sites) circulating about the Note 7 is 1) the cost, and 2) the variants. There are websites stating the Verizon Note 7 will be "watered down" to 4 GB RAM. I'm a Verizon customer, and I feel like I'm getting the short end of the stick. All other carriers will sell the Note 7 with "rumored" 6 or "rumored" 7 GB RAM. That's my first gripe.

    My second issue is the price. Choose whichever website you wish, and costs are north of £900 / $1000. What would really send me off of the deep end is if Verizon sold its variant (watered down) for the same price as the other big three carriers. Also, I'm trying to maintain a rational train of thought and really put the cost into prospective.

    I have a Samsung laptop with an i5 processor, a 1 terabyte hard drive, and 8 GB RAM. The cost was about $600. During a recent visit to Best Buy I noticed that there are laptops with an i7 processor for sale under a grand.

    I remember back in the late 90's up until maybe 2003 a phone that cost $199.99 was a BIG purchase with many people opting for a free Nokia. Fast forward to 2016 and cellphones are actually exceeding a grand. I'm 36 years old and probably older than most individuals on this site, but even ten years ago, the idea of dropping one thousand dollars on a cellphone was so outlandish no one gave it a second thought. No way a phone will EVER be that expensive.

    The advent of fast processors, loads of memory, lots of RAM, and the plethora of other bells and whistles one can expect from today's smart phone justifies a hike in cost, but morally, I don't think I'm willing to fork over a grand on a phone. I think the Note 7 is simply awesome (aside from the "rumored" Verizon variant).

    If the Verizon rumor proves true, I will not invest in the Note 7. Instead, the two rumored Nexus devices are (again rumored) supposedly getting the SoC 821 which is a 10% efficiency increase over the 820 processor. The Nexus devices will likely cap off at 4 GB RAM but the price will likely be far less expensive than a new Note 7. I'm looking to replace my laptop with one that has newer hardware and an i7 processor. $1000 would be my expenditure cap on a new computer unless a better model was on some great sale; then I'd pay a little extra.

    So my question to the members of this page is, "Will the speculated cost of the Note 7 deter you from buying one, or is having the latest and greatest equipment on the market more important than cost? I really want to hear from AC members if cost has become an irrelevant element in buying the best of the best in an ever-changing environment where the evolution of cellphone technology simply advances rapidly making that "beast" you bought for a grand obsolete a year later. I can't convince myself the cost is justified.

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    07-14-2016 04:04 PM
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