About two months after the official release of Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, the first official sight of Galaxy Note 7 details started showing up, with an import listing leading the way.
This was back in May and with August just a week away, a lot has happened. We’ve seen numerous leaked images of the Galaxy Note 7, ranging from flat screen designs to dual edge designs, some with dual-lens camera designs while others with an iris scanner on the front panel. All these will be confirmed on August 2 when the phone is finally unveiled and subsequently released to the public via a New York City Unpacked event.
Well, before this day comes by, more details are continuing to show up. While the Galaxy Note 7 is seemingly confirmed to be coming in with a curved dual-edge display and an iris scanner, there are still some unknown details regarding the phone – the battery capacity.
Battery life is a crucial aspect of every smartphone buyer, especially those who are after a solid premium device – devices that usually cost a fortune. Samsung worked hard to fit larger battery units into the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge without compromising on the looks of the phones. Where the former has a 3000mAh unit, the latter has a larger 3600mAh unit. Surprisingly, the leaked information, which comes in courtesy of South Korea Telecom, shows off a 3500mAh battery capacity for a smartphone with model number SM-N930S, which by now should be known to everyone as the Galaxy Note 7.
This is strange considering that the Galaxy Note 7 is expected to pack a slightly larger display screen as compared to the Galaxy S7 Edge. With display considered a leading battery hog, despite all of Samsung’s software and hardware optimizations, the normal would have been to equip the Note 7 with a larger battery unit, probably similar to what AT&T’s Galaxy S7 Active get – a 4000mAh unit.
The leaked details also show that the Galaxy Note 7 will come with a QHD Super AMOLED display screen and weigh 169g, slightly lighter than the Note 5’s 171g. It is also slightly taller at 153.5mm than the 153.2mm of the Note 5, but it is thicker at 7.9mm as opposed to 7.6mm of its predecessor. The Korean version will sport 64GB of onboard storage, which is expected to be the case with other regions as well.