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Is 6 the unlucky number for Samsung? Coz we are receiving reports that the new note phone is speculated to be called as the note 7 instead of the Note 6 as previously anticipated. Rivals point out that this move is to counter Apple that is soon set to release the iPhone 7 and the Korean giant wants the consumer to consider the new note as an equal to the iPhone 7 if not superior.

Apparently this move will have two significant benefits.

The first is that it will bring the note line on par with the s-series of Galaxy phones. people generally perceived the Note 5 phone as inferior to the S6 since it is a number behind. by skipping the Note 6 name entirely, the note 7 will be perceived as a phone that is technically equal to or superior to the Galaxy S7 family. The second benefits that there are too many 6’s in the smartphone world and Samsung doesn’t want to contribute to the like of phones such as iPhone 6, 6s, 6 plus, 6s plus, Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, nexus 6, nexus 6p and hopes that the note 7 will have extended time in the limelight.

This isn’t the first time that a manufacturer has avoided the 6 number entirely. Microsoft has in the past named its most popular mobile operating system as windows 7 instead of windows 6 since it was the sixth major version of the desktop operating system for some unknown reasons.

“When Galaxy Note 6 that has its model number lower than Galaxy S7, which is the newest model, is released, it can give out a feeling that it is an outdated phone. It is known that Samsung Electronics has made the numbers same to unify a premium image.” Said an analyst.