This has been an interesting year for Samsung. Sales of Galaxy S7 variants are strong, but the products released this year have been refinements, less the boundary pushing and exciting changes we saw last year. Moving from the Galaxy S5 to the S6 was a significant departure in terms of design and build materials. The move from a Galaxy S6 to the S7 was less dramatic, but Samsung representatives have been very vocal about the fact that this was a year to refine Samsung devices. Instead of significant design changes, this was an opportunity to bring back features which were missing from 2015 releases.
The Note 7 continues that development cycle. Subtle design changes are joined by a number of features returning which were missing from last year’s Note. It’s early days for reviewing the Note 7, but let’s take a quick look at the idea of a one year upgrade. What’s changed, and what’s improved over the course of a year?