Probably one of the most expected handsets of the year is the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. There was a lot of chatter on the web concerning the name of the device, its design, specifications, and launch date, and according to Samsung’s latest blog post, the majority of the rumors seem to have been accurate. It was said that the Korean company will skip the Note 6 moniker and instead it will line up the Note with the Galaxy S series, by going straight to number 7. The aforementioned blog post confirms the fact that Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 7, not the galaxy Note 6 as they should have.
The invitation also states that unveiling of the Note 7 will take place on August 2, in New York, so we won’t have to wait too long before we will be able to see for ourselves the flagship device of Samsung. On the same day, the handset will also be shown off in Rio de Janeiro and London. Besides explaining the choice of the name for the upcoming device, the Korean company also mentioned in their post that the handset will feature a large display and the S Pen comes with added functionality. These were features that were already leaked to the press, but it is still nice to have an official statement regarding the improvements of the device.
Although the company didn’t shed any light on the specifications of the device it is safe to assume that the handset will feature a 5.7-inch curved display, a 12-megapixel front snapper, and a 4.000mAh battery. It’s almost certain that the Galaxy Note 7 will be the first one to come with an iris scanner in order to increase the security of the device, and it was also rumored that it will offer a truly impressive dust and water-resistance. Given the fact that it has a stylus attached to the device, an improved water resistance is quite impressive.
According to Android Authority, the device will most likely be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor or by the Samsung Exynos 8893 SoC. As far as memory and storage go, it’s possible that Samsung will not offer the 32GB version anymore, instead, they will opt for 64GB, 128GB and 256GB variants for the Galaxy Note 7. All versions should include 6GB of RAM and will support microSD expansion. It was also said that the software of the upcoming smartphone was improved and the latest version of TouchWiz is supposed to ensure a better user experience.
Given the fact that none of these features were officially confirmed by Samsung, it is better to consider them rumors until August 2, when we will find out everything we need to know about the Galaxy Note 7, including its specifications, price, and availability. There are only a few weeks left until then, so let’s be patient and wait for the Korean tech giant to surprise us with something truly amazing this time around.