Samsung Galaxy Note 5 with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow leaked online
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (Representational photo)IBTimes India

Samsung Electronics is reportedly planning to start mass production of its upcoming device dubbed as the Galaxy Note 7 aka Galaxy Note 6 as its release date is drawing close. The company is expected to make millions of units available for purchase on the day of its launch.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is expected to be released in the third quarter of this year. It is reported that the device will be released on Aug. 2, contradicting earlier claim made by leakster Evan Blass aka @evleaks that the device will be launched in the United States on Aug.15. The release date is not confirmed yet but it may come at around this time, as the Galaxy Note 5 will be completing a year's cycle in the market in August.

According to a report by South Korean website ETNews (via PhoneArena), Samsung is planning to manufacture 5 million units of the Galaxy Note 7 for initial supply -- 2.5 million units in July and another 2.5 million in August – and the mass production should begin by July. It went on to say that next-generation device will come with a dual-curve display.

The company appears to be expecting big from its upcoming "next big thing" as it took three months to produce 5 million units of the Galaxy Note 5 that was released last year. 

It is reported that the Galaxy Note 7 will sport a 5.8-inch display with 2,560x1,440 pixels, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 823 processor, comes packed with a 64GB/128GB internal memory and a 10 nanometer 6GB RAM, and has a 4,000mAh battery. NapiDroid (via SamMobile) has reported that "user agent profile of Galaxy Note 6 model SM-N930A" shows the device running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, giving a hint that it may not run Google's new operating system Android N.

There are conflicting reports on the camera of the upcoming device with some section of the media claiming that it may mount a 12MP main camera with features like f/1.7 aperture, 26mm, OIS, 1/2.6" sensor size and 1.4 µm pixel size, and a 5MP front-snapper with f/1.7 aperture, the same that is seen in the recently launched Galaxy S7. However, a report by Chinese website Zol (via Pocket-lint) has claimed citing industry sources that the Galaxy Note 7 edge version will feature a dual camera. 

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