Latest Galaxy Note 7 Leaks Reveal Two Exciting Additions from Samsung

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

The most famous leaker in the world, arguably, has some amazing news with respect to the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

Lately, Evan Blass, the renowned smartphone leaker, came in with details of what to expect from Samsung as far as the Galaxy Note 7 is concerned. In addition to confirming that indeed the phone will drop the Galaxy Note 6 name in favor of the number “7”, Blass also went further to claim that the phone will come with a 64GB storage option plus room for microSD card storage. Whether this is the only storage option that will be offered or it’s the base model is still unknown. Given that the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge can be bought in 32GB and 64GB variants, it is possible that we might see more storage options for the Galaxy Note 7 other than the rumored 64GB.

Pushing aside the uncertainties surrounding the storage of the Galaxy Note 7, the latest leaks also seem to confirm two exciting additions to the upcoming phablet.

Iris scanner

One of the most exciting features to be rumored with respect to Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is the iris scanner. This, however, doesn’t mean the phone will drop the proven fingerprint scanner, but it will only be an addition to the phone’s security layer. Since it’s easy to steal someone’s fingerprint and maybe reproduce them, the iris scanner will represent a more secure way of locking and unlocking your phone since it is not possible to leave “prints” of your eyes after staring at something.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

IP68 water and dust resistance certification

Another very special piece of information to come from Blass is the water and dust resistant nature of the Galaxy Note 7. Samsung dropped this feature for last year’s Galaxy Note 5, something that meant water pools, ponds, and even beaches were a no-go zone for the phone. This is going to change with the release of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 as the phone will keep the IP68 water and dust resistance certification introduced on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.

In addition to the monster specs that the Note 7 is expected to come with, the addition of an iris scanner and IP68 certification will be a huge welcome for the millions waiting to buy this phablet. Samsung is expected to hold an Unpacked event on August 2, during which the Galaxy Note 7 will be announced.

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