Samsung Galaxy Note 7 seems to be the name for the successor to last year’s Samsung Galaxy Note 5. This is kind of a surprise for those who are expecting to see a Galaxy Note 6 announced later this year.
There are even more surprises as more rumors claim that the upcoming phablet will take after the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and drop the flat screen in favor of a curved edge, hence the name Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Edge. There are some people who are still adamant that Samsung Galaxy Note 6 is still the way to go, however, Samsung has skipped over generation numbers for marketing reasons before with the Z series of its Tizen-powered smartphones, but this would be the first time it does so with its top-of-the-line phablet. Interestingly, Samsung has reportedly filed a trademark for Galaxy S6 Note, which means we might still have a Galaxy Note phone that is associated with the number 6 at some point.
Speaking of trademarks, the company also filed trademarks for Galaxy Eyeprint and Galaxy Iris with respect to the EU, U.S., and Korea – an indicator that the next-gen Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will feature an iris scanner when it is released. There is a new report that is also claiming that Samsung will ship the Galaxy Note 7 Edge with a dual-lens camera setup, similar to what it being rumored for the iPhone 7 Plus (Pro).
Samsung is looking to catch up with the likes of LG G5 and Huawei P9 as far as dual-lens setups are concerned, but adding an iris scanner will make the phablet stand out in the pack. According to rumors, the dual-lens setup could probably work in the same manner as the G5’s, where one lens captures normal shots while the other captures wide-angle shots.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is expected to feature a 5.8-inch QHD Slim RGB display that is supported by a massive battery unit of 4000mAh. There are more rumors pointing towards a Galaxy Note 7 Lite that will come at a cut price, but also with slimmed down specs. On the other hand, the dual lens Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Edge will add further capabilities to what the standard Note 7 will bring, among them a USB Type-C port, 6GB RAM and Gear VR headset compatible with Type-C. There are reports that a Qualcomm Snapdragon 823 SoC will be on board the Note 7 Edge in addition to IP68 certification for water and dust resistance.
As for the release date, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be here during mid-August, rumors claim.