Announced in 2011, Samsung’s Galaxy Note was the first mainstream phone to go big. At the time, we didn’t really get it, but over the years, the Note line has proved it’s worth the inconveniences that come with size. And from the looks of it, the new Note 7 might just round the corner and prove that bigger can be better.
Yet the Note 7 doesn’t appear to be a radical departure from what came before. More than any Note, this phone bears a striking resemblance, both in hardware and software, to this year’s S7 Edge. The phones are so similar that Samsung drove it home by skipping the Note 6 and declaring its latest phablet the Note 7.