After releasing Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, and the AT&T exclusive Galaxy S7 Active, the next big mission ahead of the Korean tech giant is to unveil the Galaxy Note 7.
The Note 7 is the next phablet, coming in to succeed last year’s Note 5, representing a significant jump in the numbering of the Galaxy Note series. With this, Samsung hopes to achieve even greater success as it will eliminate the confusion of numbers where some might think the Note is a year older than the S models, yet the former is even newer.
Now, with issues of naming seemingly put behind, the latest rumors have been revolving around features and specs of Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Apparently, a leak has emerged from benchmarking site AnTuTu, showcasing the name of the phone and model number. According to the report, the Galaxy Note 7 will come with model number SM-N930V. The most significant part of this model number is SM-N930. Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has model number SM-N920, something that points towards a Galaxy Note 7 with the leaked model number.
On the leaked AnTuTu images, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will reportedly be based on the current Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS. It will also be powered by the same Snapdragon 820 SoC used on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, however, the GPU will be stepped up from Adreno 530 to Adreno 540. This processor will be backed by a RAM of 4GB and 64GB of onboard storage. Even though there are no details on the size of the screen, the site claims that the Note 7 will still carry a resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels. In terms of camera, the site says that Samsung will opt for a 13MP rear snapper and a 5MP selfie camera.
Interestingly, benchmarking site GeekBench has different ideas about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Here, you find a Galaxy Note 7 with model number SM-930F and is powered by the latest Android 7.0 Nougat. In addition, the phone has an octa-core SoC that is clocked at a speed of 1.5GHz and has a RAM of 3GB. According to experts, the difference in specs is probably because this is an early prototype that Samsung wants to test with the new OS.
While none of the two sites can be believed at the moment, we expect the Galaxy Note 7 to be a major upgrade over last year’s Note 5 – whether it is in terms of design, display, specs, and features, just to name but a few.