Samsung released its flagship smartphones in February, whereas the flagship phablet, Galaxy Note 7, is yet to be officially unveiled. We have heard lots of rumors and have seen multiple leaks featuring the upcoming Note device, which is why we are summing everything up to familiarize you guys with what we are expecting from the upcoming release. So without further ado, let’s have a look at what the phablet might offer. Note that the upcoming handset will probably skip the Note 6 name and go straight to Note 7. This would allow Samsung to align the Galaxy Note 7 with the Samsung Galaxy S7 flagship phone.
First of all, let’s have a look at the leaked blueprints (by @OnLeaks ) coupled with the 3D rendering by uSwitch which gave 3D renders of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, leaving little to the imagination. These sketches feature dual-curved screen and an S Pen sheath in the lower right corner of the device. In addition to that, a USB Type-C port has also been shown in the renders for the first time.
If you look at the top portion of the screen, you’ll notice bunch of new sensors which could be the Iris technology recently launched by the company. Note that this technology comes as an alternative to fingerprint sensors.
Specifications and Features
A new Chinese source recently confirmed the hardware specifications of the Galaxy Note 7. The source all but endorsed Evan Blass’s claims that the upcoming phablet will sport a 5.7-inch display instead of the a 5.8-inch which was being expected earlier. Needless to say, the screen will be Super AMOLED with a resolution of 1,440 by 2,560 pixels.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be offered in two different chipset variants — one featuring the 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset whereas the other one will be powered by Samsung Exynos 8893 chipset clocked at 2.6-2.7GHz. Thanks to the new 10nm fabrication process, the new Galaxy Note flagship will feature a massive 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM.
In the camera department, the same 12MP OIS-enabled rear camera we saw in the S7 and S7 edge will be accompanied by the same selfie shooter in the Note 7. Apparently, the rumors regarding a dual-camera setup have met the dust. In addition to that, it is now unofficially confirmed that a 4,000 mAh battery will provide the juice. On the other hand, the Chinese source outed another exciting news, claiming that there will be three versions of internal storage capacity available in the upcoming smartphone- 64, 128, and 256GB.
Further reports claim that the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will feature similar outlooks as of the recently released Galaxy S7, however it won’t be as thin. In addition to the massive battery, the device will also come standard with IP68 certification. This certification states that the smartphone is dust and water resistant while being capable of withstanding water pressure up to 1.5m depth for 30 minutes.
Other features include Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, a “New S-Pen”, a reversible USB Type-C port and a new “Grace UX” interface which can be seen in the video attached below.
Quite recently, an alleged teaser for the phablet surfaced on the internet. The image was outed by Phonearena, claiming that an anonymous source sent them a picture of a teaser which he was somehow able to obtain. The teaser is shows an image which reads “write on the edge of something great.” This confirms the rumored design of the Galaxy Note 7, which supposedly features curved edges on both the front and back of the device.
You might have heard that Samsung had released their flagship smartphone, Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, with identical model numbers for almost all unlocked variants. To take the initiative further ahead, apparently, Samsung will now be using same model numbers for all the major US carrier variants. This revelation has been obtained from the aforementioned leaked model numbers of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 6, aka Grace. The listing further reveals a dedicated European variant of the Note 6, thus confirmed the rumors we have hearing from quite some time now.
What good will the same model numbers bring? Well for starters, it’ll mean that the South Korean company can push out updates and upgrades considerably faster and to a larger audience simultaneously, instead of having its customers wait in que for their specific model numbers to get the updates. You might already have experienced the baffling software policy of Samsung, however recent events suggest that things have started to get better. For instance, the recent maintenance update for Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge was officially rolled out to China, India, U.S and UK, all within a week.
Just days ago a leaked snap of an invite graphic was shared by SamMobile which suggested that the Note 7 will be unveiled on August 2nd.
Note that a well known leakster @evleaks claimed that Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 6 (or Note 7 according to recent reports) Phablet will be launched in the first week of August 2016. He used the words “almost exactly two months away” in his tweet which surfaced on 3 June which leads to speculations that the launch will be carried out on August 2 or August 3 launch for the phablet.
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