Galaxy Note 7 Release Date Set for August 2 – Should You Expect the Galaxy S7 Mini?

Galaxy Note 7

Samsung is expected to hold an Unpacked event in New York City on the first week of August, specifically on 2nd. During this event, the South Korean tech giant will unveil the new and much anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phablet.

A lot has been said about the upcoming Galaxy Note 7. For starters, the company decided to skip its traditional naming sequence by ditching the “Note 6” in favor of the “Note 7” just so as to sync the naming or rather numbering with the Galaxy S series, which is currently at 7. Speaking of the S series, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge earlier than usual. The result has been amazing, with the two handsets twice outshining the Apple iPhone 6S and 6S Plus in terms of sales with respect to the U.S. market.

With the Galaxy Note 7 rumored to be a monster upgrade over the Galaxy Note 5, including the fact that the handset will be dropping the flat screen design in favor of the curved dual-edge version, things are expected to get even better for Samsung. There are some reports that when the phone is launched on August 2, it will also be availed for purchase on the same day, but this will only be possible in the specific markets that will host the launch events, including the U.S.

Volumes of leaks have been doing rounds showcasing what the Galaxy Note 7 will pack. From these, there is no doubt that this phone will be impressive. Despite the change in screen design, Samsung is expected to stick to a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED panel with 2560 by 1440 pixels of resolution and Always On display. Under the hood, the phone will pack a quad-core Snapdragon SoC that is paired with a RAM of 6GB. Expect 64GB of expandable storage, an iris scanner as well the same camera specs as what you find on the Galaxy S7.

Speaking of the Galaxy S7, there have also been reports of a possibility of Samsung coming in with a Galaxy S7 Mini, especially after it missed to release a Mini version of the Galaxy S6. While talk of this handset has been scarce, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Samsung unveil a Mini version of the Galaxy S7 alongside the Galaxy Note 7 at its upcoming Unpacked event.

Galaxy Note 7

If folks at GSM Arena are to be believed, if announced, the Galaxy S7 Mini would be a monster handset with a compact size. In terms of display, the handset will probably come with a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED screen with Full HD 1080p resolution. Under the hood, Samsung will stick with the Snapdragon 820 SoC for the U.S. variant and Exynos 8890 SoC for international markets, however, the RAM will be slightly lower at 3GB, but this is still enough to handle whatever tasks you give the phone.

As for the storage, Samsung Galaxy S7 Mini will reportedly come with 32GB with room to expand via a microSD card of up to 200GB. The camera specs will be retained, with the rear featuring a 12MP sensor and the front coming in with a 5MP snapper, both with f/1.7 aperture. Features such as fingerprint scanner, wireless charging, fast charging and others will also be on board the Galaxy S7 Mini. Despite the fact that Android Nougat is just around the corner, the Galaxy Note 7 and Galaxy S7 Mini (if announced) will come with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box, but expect a swift Android Nougat update to follow.

As for now, all we can assure is that indeed Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be here on August 2, but there is no real truth in the possible announcement of the Galaxy S7 Mini. Still, don’t write anything off just yet.

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