If you are a Sammy lover, you should be knowing that the Galaxy Note 7 is the next big thing from Samsung’s Mobile division.
The Galaxy Note series sprung to life back in 2011 following the unveiling of the Galaxy S2. Back then, the Galaxy S2 packed a 4.3-inch 480p display screen, however, the debuting Galaxy Note came in with a then humongous 5.3-inch 800p display panel, a screen that was a major highlight back then. The smartphone also improved on the internals that were brought in via the Galaxy S2, featuring a faster processor and an even larger battery unit of 2500mAh compared to the 1650mAh used on the S2. The S Pen stylus that has made the Note series a unique offering was also available back then, bringing with it better functionality as opposed to what the standard S2 offered.
Since then, Samsung has launched another four units of the Galaxy Note series, with the latest being last year’s Galaxy Note 5. Contrary to expectations, Samsung will release a Galaxy Note 7 this year and apparently, the official launch date is set for August 2, with reports of preorders kicking off on the same day, but in select markets.
As usual, the Galaxy Note 7 has been in the rumor mills for months now. In fact, it has dominated the web since the launch of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, something that was propelled by the latter’s shift from a 5.1-inch screen size used on the Galaxy S6 Edge to a larger 5.5-inch panel, which is just 0.2 inches smaller than the typical size of the Galaxy Note series.
The latest info to come in is about the color schemes of the Note 7. If this report is to be believed, the Galaxy Note 7 will come in four color variants. These include Coral Blue, Silver Titanium, Gold and Black Onyx. With Samsung expected to stick to the two variants plan, expect a Galaxy Note 7 that runs on two different processing units. An Exynos 8893 variant is expected and so is a Snapdragon 820 variant. Still, the recent launch of the Snapdragon 821 SoC by Qualcomm has led to suggestions that the Note 7 could join the likes of ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe in sporting the new chipset.
In terms of memory, rumors are rife that Samsung will pack a massive 6GB RAM in the Note 7 alongside 64GB of onboard storage. This storage will be supported by a microSD card slot that can accommodate a massive 200GB of storage.
While there are still many uncertainties regarding the screen size, it is possible that the Galaxy Note 7 will keep the 5.7-inch QHD screen used on the Galaxy Note 5, but include an Always On display feature like with the cases of Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, and S7 Active. As opposed to the rumors that have been suggesting the use of a dual-camera setup on the phablet, it seems Samsung is quite happy with the work it did with the camera of the Galaxy S7 units. As a result, the same configuration is expected on the Galaxy Note 7.
As for the software part, Android Marshmallow will power the phone, but expect a swift Android Nougat update for the phone since the new OS is almost ready. Samsung will also pack a huge 4000mAh battery unit to match the one used on the Galaxy S7 Active. However, the most interesting addition to the phone will be an iris scanner, which will take over the role of the fingerprint scanner as the most secure way of locking and unlocking your device. You can also expect to see an enhanced S Pen stylus.
Most of these details are based on leaks and rumors. Even though the Galaxy Note 7 is just about two weeks away from its official launch, some things are still unknown. However, these will be revealed once the handset is here.
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