Samsung looks set to break from its naming convention and title its new flagship phablet the Galaxy Note 7, rather than the Galaxy Note 6.
The move, which is being mooted despite this being the sixth edition of Samsung’s plus–sized smartphone, is designed to bring the device into line with its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge products.
That’s the word from anonymous sources close to the Korean company.
Recent rumours and an exclusive uSwitch leak suggested that the Galaxy Note 6 (or Note 7) will feature a 5.8–inch 2K screen, with a stylus, curved screen and support for USB–C for ultra fast charging.
The smartphone is likely to be revealed in late August or early September, to coincide with the annual IFA tech show in Berlin.
This date should give Samsung a chance to hoover up headlines ahead of Apple’s iPhone 7 launch the same month.
The news comes amid reports that Samsung may be readying a pair of new smartphones featuring bendable OLED screens.
The handsets could make an appearance at next year’s Mobile World Congress, which is held in Barcelona in February.