We’re approaching the middle of the year and it’s only a couple of months before Samsung is expected to unveil its new Galaxy Note handset. Whether it’s called the Galaxy Note 6 or the Galaxy Note 7 remains to be seen but thanks to a leak from Shai Mizrachi, we can see that Samsung plans to bring the Edge to its next Note handset.
The diagram from Shai – who accurately showed off the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, and LG G5 before they were released – reveals that instead of a flat screen like the Note 5, the Note 6 (or 7 depending on who you talk to) will take inspiration from the Galaxy S7 Edge and have a dual edge display just like Samsung’s Galaxy S flagship.
The only Note smartphone to have a curved edge so far was Samsung’s first curved edge device – the Note Edge – and given the success of the Galaxy S7 Edge so far, it’s unsurprising that Samsung has decided to adopt two curved edges for its phablet flagship.
The rear of the device will also purportedly have a dual curved edge design like the Galaxy Note 5 and this will undoubtedly make the handset easier to handle.
Besides revealing the general appearance of the next Note, the render gives us info on its size: 153 mm x 74.5 mm x 7.8 mm. For reference, the Note 5 was 153.2 mm x 76.1 mm x 7.6 mm.
As we were preparing to publish the leak that Shai Mizrachi supplied to us, USwitch published a much more in-depth look at the Note 6, courtesy of Steve Hemmerstoffer a.k.a. OnLeaks. The renders, which include a brief video, largely match our own image.
We were admittedly a little miffed to see OnLeaks steal our thunder (good job, Steve, by the way), but the good news is the USwitch report confirms the general design and dimensions of the Galaxy Note 6. At this point, there’s little doubt left about what the Note 6 (or Note 7, if you believe the rumors) will look like.
These renders also reveal what could be an additional set of sensors on the front of the device, that could be connected to the iris scanning technology that Samsung is toying with.
Let us know your thoughts!