Looking back on the development process of Galaxy Note series (part 2)

Samsung Galaxy Note7

Samsung Galaxy Note3

Time has proven that Samsung is sensitive to user trends. Those devices that seem to be “oversized”, not fit in a pocket, cannot be easily held with one hand, etc. suddenly become “hot”, making even Apple competitors unable to “ignore” before the trend is called ‘phablet’.

Introduced in the fall of 2013, the Galaxy Note 3 continues to offer an upgrade to 5.7-inch screen size with the first 4K video recording and many other unique features.

Samsung Galaxy Note4

Keeping the size of 5.7-inch, the Galaxy Note 4 launched in 2014 created a major breakthrough when upgrading the screen resolution to 2K – far beyond the smartphone’s basic standard at the time.

This is also the first Note generation compatible with its first virtual reality glasses – Gear VR. Also in 2014, Samsung launched the Galaxy Note Edge with a curved design on the side – and this is a new difference from all other products on the market.

Samsung Galaxy Note5

Samsung’s 5th Generation Note has an ultra-thin screen border with S Pen touchpad, which worked smoother than previous products. Besides, the Note5’s configuration is also much more powerful with Exynos 7420 chip, 4 GB RAM, 16 megapixel rear camera and 3,000 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy Note7

Samsung Galaxy Note7

Ignoring the Samsung Galaxy Note 6, Samsung made a “leap” from Note5 to Note7 in 2016, but it does not seem to be a reasonable choice in terms of idealism.

Note7 encountered continuous heating, prolonged, and even in many cases caused the machine to burn or explode.

The irony is that Note7 recorded a lot of Samsung’s breakthroughs such as the sweeping sensor, curved screen, etc. making it ever thought of establishing new standards for high-end smartphones. However, it did not meet expectations.

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