Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is just a few hours from its first public appearance. The phone will go live at an Unpacked New York City event and with it will come a new era in the Samsung Galaxy Note series.
According to the latest reports, Samsung will ditch the flat screen model in favor of a curved dual edge screen that is slightly different from what we are accustomed to with respect to the Galaxy S7 Edge or even last year’s Galaxy S6 Edge and S6 Edge+. Be ready for a first Samsung Galaxy handset that comes with an iris scanner as well as a bunch of other new additions and improvements.
It is also possible that the Snapdragon 821 SoC might come packed on the U.S. variants of the Galaxy Note 7, but there have been less than impressive reports surrounding a possible upgrade on the Exynos 8890 used on the Galaxy S7 to an Exynos 8893. Regardless of this, we expect Samsung Galaxy S8 to come with a newer SoC, probably a Snapdragon 830 for the U.S. while the international variant will come with an enhanced Exynos 8895 SoC.
The successor to the current Snapdragon 820 will drop the 14nm process in favor of the 10nm process which should make the chipset even more energy efficient and a better performer, but Samsung expected to be at the heart of this process with respect to the Snapdragon 830, expect the same process to be used for its next-gen Exynos SoC, which will apparently be known as Kanchen. This report comes from China and it confirms the upcoming Exynos 8895 SoC that will probably be used in the Galaxy S8 and other 2017 flagships from Samsung, namely the Galaxy S8 Edge and Galaxy Note 8.
When Samsung Galaxy S8 is finally released, it seems the Exynos 8895 SoC will not be the only new piece of hardware. Apparently, the handset will also come with a 4K display screen that is fully equipped to handle any VR or AR content as well as a massive RAM of up to 6GB. There is no doubt that this will be an ultimate flagship setting the standards for the rest in 2017, but most of these are unconfirmed. As a result, the best we can do is wait, but as we do, we’ll keep digging for more details regarding the 2017 Samsung Galaxy S8.
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