Samsung Galaxy S II and Samsung Galaxy Note were both released together in 2011.
Keeping up with their companionship the Galaxy Note series has been trailing behind the Galaxy S series in the numbering for their models but this is expected to change when Samsung announces its new Galaxy Note phone.
The new phone will be titled as Galaxy Note 7 and with this change both the series will have the same model numbers. We were informed exactly a month ago via rumor that Samsung plans on adopting this strategy and the move has now been confirmed by Evan Blass who is a famous leakster.
We really do believe that the rumor is based on some valid information but we don’t have to speculate for long as the phone is expected to be made available starting August 2nd.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) June 25, 2016