Samsung to skip Galaxy Note 6?
Samsung looks set to unveil the Galaxy Note 7 in just over a month, skipping over what would logically be called the Note 6. The change in naming convention has been rumoured for a couple of months now, but prolific leaker Evan Blass has added some credibility to the murmurings through a tweet including the alleged name in logo form and the words "confirmed".
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) June 25, 2016
While the phone's name really doesn't matter that much, simplified conventions will make it easier to identify Samsung devices from the same year; for example, the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, and the Note 7 would all be 2016 releases.
Rumours suggest the Note 7 will be unveiled August 2 at an event in New York. It looks like the phablet will feature either a 5.7-inch or 5.8-inch dual edge display (similar to that found on the Galaxy S7 Edge), USB Type-C charging, IP68 water resistance, 64GB of expandable storage, an iris scanner, and the same 12MP rear-facing camera found in the S7 family. It is not yet clear whether Samsung will sell a Note 7 with a standard screen.
An August launch for the Note 6 / Note 7 would give Samsung a reasonable head start against Apple, who will presumably unveil and commence selling the iPhone 7 in September.