Samsung Galaxy Note 7 should be here in a few weeks’ time if any of the latest rumors surrounding the phablet are to be believed.
A lot has been going on ever since it was confirmed that Samsung will indeed be dropping the Galaxy Note 6 moniker in favor of the Galaxy Note 7 just so as to make things uniform with its Galaxy S lineup. Serial leaker Evan Blass has gone ahead to confirm quite a number of specs and features that we can expect to see when the Note 7 is released, but more is popping up as the release date of the phone draws closer.
Apparently, Blass thinks that the Galaxy Note 7 will come with a curved dual-edge screen like what you see on the Galaxy S7 Edge. Quite a good number of reliable leakers have been pointing towards the same design in addition to an iris scanner on the front panel of the phone. However, none of the previous leaks had brought us this close with the alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
From what it seems, folks at TechTastic already have their hands on what they claim to be the Galaxy Note 7. The photo is very similar in resemblance with what Blass has been showing around, including an iris scanner at the front and a dual-edge design. This new leak further aligns itself with the recent phone cases that were leaked and alleged to be meant for the upcoming Galaxy Note 7. In addition, the leaked color variant is Black Onyx, which is among the three that have been doing rounds in recent times.
However, if you have used the Galaxy S7 Edge, you might be a little skeptic about the photo, but still, it is the most legit-looking photo of the Galaxy Note 7 so far. While the photo speaks just about nothing about the specs under the hood, the phone is expected to be a major upgrade over the Galaxy Note 5 and even the just-released Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, especially when it comes to raw processing power.
This is true because Qualcomm has just announced a new Snapdragon 821 SoC that it claims is 10% faster than the current Snapdragon 820 SoC. If anything, this is the chipset we expect to see in the upcoming Galaxy Note 7 with respect to U.S. variants. Other regions could possibly receive an Exynos 8893 SoC variant, but keep rest of the spec sheet. Still, we could have a Galaxy Note 7 that is powered by a Snapdragon 820 SoC thanks to a supposed Verizon Wireless-bound variant of the phablet that showed up on benchmarking site Geekbench.