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Samsung Galaxy Note7: First Impressions

Intro

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The Samsung Galaxy Note series has always been the benchmark for phablets. Many had tried to follow with larger screen smartphones but nothing beats the productivity features of the S Pen.

With last year’s Galaxy Note5, Samsung has ditched its plastic build for a more premium glass and metal construction. However, this led to some compromises. The battery is no longer removable and power users frown upon the lack of a microSD expansion.

We managed to get our hands on a Galaxy Note7 and here’s what we think.

The jump to 7

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First, let’s start with the name. Many would ask, what happened to the Note6? According to Samsung, the skip to 7 is to streamline its model name with the current Galaxy S series. So with the Galaxy S7/S7 edge being launched this year, calling the next flagship the Note7 would somewhat minimise any confusion among consumers.

Therefore, we can expect to see the Galaxy S8 and S8 edge in February next year, followed by the Note8 exactly one year from now.

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Alexander Wong