Samsung made it official that the Galaxy Note 7 will indeed skip the Note 6 moniker and will launch on August 2 as previously pointed out by Evan Blass, a serial smartphone leaker.
Following this announcement, more details of the phablet have begun showing up on the web, with the latest showcasing the Galaxy Note 7 model numbers that will be available for purchase in the U.S. Apparently, the handset has stopped by the FCC for approval purposes and if the latest reports are to be believed, the American body has actually permitted the handsets to be sold in the country.
If this is true, we will end up with quite a number of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 models in the country. While they will remain to pack the same specs and features, they will be differentiated by model numbers, most importantly because of the carrier exclusivity. The Galaxy Note 7 U.S. models will come with numbers SM-N930V, SM-N930T, SM-N930A, SM-N930W8 and SM-N930R4. These are five models in total, with the likes of Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint all but confirmed to be part of the retailers expected to sell the Galaxy Note 7 handset.
In terms of specs and features, the five handsets to be released in the U.S. market are expected to come powered with the latest Qualcomm chipset – the Snapdragon 821. This processor was announced earlier this week and apparently, it will be 10% faster and better at performing tasks than the current Snapdragon 820. There have been rumors that the Galaxy Note 7 will come with 6GB RAM. This is expected to materialize, especially now that the likes of OnePlus 3 and ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe are coming in with 6GB RAM.
You can also expect the Korean tech giant to step in with an Exynos 8893 variant, but this will be sold in other markets outside the U.S. Despite the changes in processor configuration, this Exynos variant will still keep the rest of the spec sheet.