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  1. PlaybookFanatic's Avatar
    I seriously doubt the Verizon version will be watered down. Samsung has long since stopped offering differences in the variants of flagship phones. More than likely it's just click bait.
    But the Actives & Sports are variants that are still offered...
    07-15-2016 10:28 AM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    I seriously doubt the Verizon version will be watered down. Samsung has long since stopped offering differences in the variants of flagship phones. More than likely it's just click bait.
    I think they meant certain things disabled (such as Verizon usually disables FM radio if one is there).
    07-15-2016 10:54 AM
  3. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    I wouldn't pay too much attention to early unofficial Geekbench results.

    There's always the possibility that the device could just be one with a modded build.prop file to fool people into thinking it's a particular device.
    Jdroids and PlaybookFanatic like this.
    07-15-2016 11:27 AM
  4. PlaybookFanatic's Avatar
    I think they meant certain things disabled (such as Verizon usually disables FM radio if one is there).
    Really? I wonder why they do that...
    07-15-2016 01:18 PM
  5. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    But the Actives & Sports are variants that are still offered...
    Yes, and they have different model numbers. They're different devices.
    AT&T Galaxy S7 active-SM-G891AZAAATT
    AT&T Galaxy S7 edge-SM-G935AZDAATT
    Verizon Galaxy S7 edge-SM-G935VZDAVZW
    Verizon Galaxy S7--SM-G930VZKAVZW

    As you can see, different variants have different model numbers. Whereas the different carrier models of the same variant have just letters changed. So my point is, the actual flagship device itself has identifical specs.
    07-15-2016 03:14 PM
  6. nonie's Avatar
    If I like the specs and lives up to most rumors, yes I will buy outright on att.

    Posted from Android Central.
    on Samsung Galaxy s5
    07-15-2016 03:52 PM
  7. PlaybookFanatic's Avatar
    Yeah...I'm still buying though lol
    07-15-2016 07:16 PM
  8. Ed Briggs's Avatar
    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.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Btw, I'm 53 and probably older than 99.999999999% of people on here

    But anyway, who says a phone is obsolete after a year? Many people use older phones and they do all the basics just fine. They might choke on the newest games, but for most things, an older phone is just fine. My Nexus 5 is almost 3 years old and it still flies really fast and does everything I throw at it.

    I'm getting the next Nexus, but not until next year when I can get it half price or so.

    I can't believe some people are saying that the next <insert phone of your choice> will "only" have 4gb ram because another phone has more. Good lord people, it's a mobile device, not a high end PC. People are getting caught up in numbers too much. For now and the foreseeable future, 3-4gb ram is plenty.
    07-15-2016 09:52 PM
  9. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I'm not sold on the idea of 7GB. To follow PC building, you would need a 4GB and a 3GB RAM modules. At that point, why not go for 2 4GB and have 8 GB total RAM.

    Something else to consider is this: Android likes having RAM full. to reiterate the phrase, 'Empty RAM is waster RAM' so having it in excess seems counter intuitive.
    Aquila likes this.
    07-15-2016 10:11 PM
  10. Aquila's Avatar
    7GB is basically just not happening. Bad rumor. Different carriers having different specs is possible but I don't think it's likely. But even if that happened, there's an important thing to remember. There are zero phones on the market that are actually utilizing 6GB of RAM. Android Marshmallow and Nougat can both run beautifully on 2GB of RAM, so 4 should be more than enough - and if it's not, then something is wrong on the OEM implementation of memory management, not the OEM's choice of specs.
    07-15-2016 10:12 PM
  11. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    7GB is basically just not happening. Bad rumor. Different carriers having different specs is possible but I don't think it's likely. But even if that happened, there's an important thing to remember. There are zero phones on the market that are actually utilizing 6GB of RAM. Android Marshmallow and Nougat can both run beautifully on 2GB of RAM, so 4 should be more than enough - and if it's not, then something is wrong on the OEM implementation of memory management, not the OEM's choice of specs.
    Here's the thing.

    While having more memory would be nice, especially on the spec sheet, the value of having more is really only seen when you're actively using that extra memory on a regular basis. If there's no phone actually utilizing all 6GB of memory to its full potential, then it's basically a selling point without any significant improvement in real-world user experience whatsoever until an OEM manages to make a phone that takes full and complete advantage of all 6GB of memory.

    While a Note7 with 6GB of memory would be nice, 4GB is still more than plenty for many usage patterns. In fact, if a Note7 with 4GB of memory is real, it could mean that Samsung is focusing on optimizing their software to improve RAM management and utilization instead of just tossing more RAM to alleviate the issue. IMO, this is a better way to improve memory utilization as it means you are actively working to improve how your software consumes and manages memory so that it takes full advantage of whatever memory is available. The Exynos S7 (at least) has far better memory management than its predecessor, so it would only make sense that they would continue optimizing their software for the Note7.
    Inders99 likes this.
    07-15-2016 11:45 PM
  12. Almeuit's Avatar
    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.
    To be honest .. usually Verizon is the least when it comes to $$.
    07-16-2016 12:30 AM
  13. bhatech's Avatar
    To be honest .. usually Verizon is the least when it comes to $$.
    As it should be because it looks the worst with that ugly Verizon brand and all the brilliant software modifications Verizon does to make the phone blazing fast.
    Inders99 likes this.
    07-16-2016 01:20 AM
  14. omgitselaine's Avatar
    Wow if the Note 7 is near or above $1k then i may have to really reconsider getting it !?!? Thats a lot of cash and may not be worth the upgrade from my S6 Edge+ for now.

    Then again i havent gotten any new toys this year so i still may go ahead and spoil myself haaaaa !?!?!
    07-16-2016 07:08 AM
  15. Blues Fan's Avatar
    Wow if the Note 7 is near or above $1k then i may have to really reconsider getting it !?!? Thats a lot of cash and may not be worth the upgrade from my S6 Edge+ for now.

    Then again i havent gotten any new toys this year so i still may go ahead and spoil myself haaaaa !?!?!
    That would be dumb of them charging that much and sales would not be that good. Heck people might as well buy an Iphone 7 Plus then.
    07-16-2016 07:32 AM
  16. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    That would be dumb of them charging that much and sales would not be that good. Heck people might as well buy an Iphone 7 Plus then.
    I doubt the Note7 would cost over $1000.

    Should be around $849 or slightly more.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-16-2016 07:33 AM
  17. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    $949.00 US plus tax = over a G-Note.
    07-16-2016 08:35 AM
  18. the game 161's Avatar
    Instead of the 4,000 mAh we were all expecting, it appears the Note 7 will bring with it a 3600 mAh battery. I'm thoroughly disappointed. The Note 7 will be a beast in all categories except battery life. With the screen resolution and "always on" feature deserve a 4,000+ mAh battery.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Note rumours have said 4,000 than 3600
    07-16-2016 10:56 AM
  19. Preach2k's Avatar
    Note rumours have said 4,000 than 3600
    The latest Rumors have 3600. Still is a great battery. I am still hoping for 4000. We would have to wait and see. August 2nd!
    07-16-2016 11:00 AM
  20. the game 161's Avatar
    The latest Rumors have 3600. Still is a great battery. I am still hoping for 4000. We would have to wait and see. August 2nd!
    Will see, hard to see it having same battery as S7 edge
    07-16-2016 11:02 AM
  21. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Will see, hard to see it having same battery as S7 edge
    It's still an upgrade over the Note5, however.

    Not only in battery capacity but also in efficiency. I presume the display is made to be slightly more efficient along with processors that sip less power and optimized software.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-16-2016 11:07 AM
  22. Preach2k's Avatar
    Upgrade for me also. I have an Note 4.
    07-16-2016 11:07 AM
  23. oshogg's Avatar
    Does anyone know if the Gear VR for Note 5/S7 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...cUvbUpU5268481) would be compatible with Note 7?

    Thanks,
    Osho
    07-16-2016 05:45 PM
  24. Preach2k's Avatar
    Does anyone know if the Gear VR for Note 5/S7 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...cUvbUpU5268497) would be compatible with Note 7?

    Thanks,
    Osho
    It depends. If the Note 7 comes with USB C. Then it will not be compatible! They are making an New one for the Note 7. That is telling me it will be USB-C.
    oshogg likes this.
    07-16-2016 05:59 PM
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    07-16-2016 06:05 PM
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