Samsung will be announcing the new Galaxy Note 7 this August 2 at an Unpacked event in New York City. The same event will also be held in the UK and Brazil, with reports that the phone will go on sale in these launch markets during the same day.
It is some sort of a surprise that the Galaxy Note 7 launch event will be happening down in Rio, Brazil. But with every plane headed to the city for the 2016 Olympics, Samsung is banking on the fact that some people will be willing to splash some cash to get the new handset in order to take advantage of the great photography and video recording features the phone is expected to come with when watching the games.
With Samsung still keeping every aspect of the Galaxy Note 7 a secret, there have been quite some numerous leaks, rumors and speculations going on with respect to the new phone. Of course, most of them are based on the already released Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge while others have everything to do with expected upgrades from the Galaxy Note 5 released last year.
Smartphone users in the U.S. recently proved their resounding love for the Galaxy Note 5 as opposed to Apple’s iPhone 6S Plus. This is what Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be building on by packing the best specs sheet possible as well as adding in a few extras that will make it a worthy upgrade from any other older models. The Note series is known for its huge screen sizes, something that Note 7 will continue with a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED panel, which will also keep the same 2560 by 1440 resolution used on the previous model.
Samsung will also up the game when it comes to hardware specs, with a new quad-core Snapdragon SoC expected, a RAM of at least 4GB as well as a base model of 64GB, which should still come with a microSD card slot. The phone will also come with waterproof and dustproof abilities. In terms of photography, the Note 7 will keep the camera specs found on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, which is a 12MP rear snapper and 5MP selfie camera.
Last year’s version had a flat screen, but Samsung will come in with a curved dual-edge model this time round. While some may look at this handset as a slightly larger Galaxy S7 Edge, there is always the S Pen stylus that makes the Galaxy Note series unique. This year’s version has apparently picked up tree new tricks that will make it even more distinct.
First is the Translate feature. With this tool, users will be able to get translations of foreign words by simply hovering the S Pen stylus over the word they want to be translated. If reading is not an option for you, just hit the speaker icon and the translated word will be read out loud for you to hear. Another trick that you get with the new S Pen stylus is Magnify. Just like Translate, this Magnify feature will enable Galaxy Note 7 users to enlarge areas of the display by simply hovering the stylus over them.
Last but not least, the Galaxy Note 7 S Pen adds a feature known as Glance. Here, users will be able to move from one app to another by simply hovering the stylus over the thumbnail. This adds to the rumor that claims the upcoming S Pen stylus will also be able to write even when under water.