In 2011, the first Samsung Galaxy Note was released. Back then, this was a huge device to have around considering its 5.3-inch display screen compared to the 4.3-inch panel used on the Galaxy S2, which was also released in 2011.
Samsung still made use of AMOLED technology back then and packed a monstrous 2500mAh battery unit. The phone came in with what has remained to be its USP – the S Pen stylus. This device brought a new experience for lovers of Samsung devices, especially since it carried revised software that allowed them to take advantage of the new handset. The years that have followed have seen Samsung come in with a Galaxy Note handset in the second half of the year, with the Galaxy S series featuring in the first half.
This year has already seen the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge handsets come into play, however, we are yet to lay our eyes on the successor to last year’s Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Dubbed the Galaxy Note 7, the phone is just a week away from its launch and release. There is no Note 6 as Samsung wants to sync the numbering of its flagship lineup, hence the Note 7 name tag.
When it is released, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is expected to retain the 5.7-inch QHD display screen size used on last year’s version. But this time, it will take after the Galaxy S7 Edge in terms of screen design. Expectations are high that Samsung will pack a 6GB RAM inside the Galaxy Note 7, but some experts remain adamant that 4GB is still sufficient enough to handle whatever tasks you have at hand. A Snapdragon 820 SoC will power the U.S. variant while other regions’ units will have an Exynos 8893 SoC.
Samsung dropped water and dust resistance in last year’s Note 5, but this will be coming back this year, especially now that it has already been used on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. With the 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 Edge and the Galaxy S7 Active packing 3600mAh and 4000mAh battery units respectively, many expected that the Galaxy Note 7 will take the same direction and get an even bigger battery or somewhere between these two. However, a recent report from Korea revealed that the handset will pack a 3500mAh battery capacity alongside 64GB of onboard storage.
Now, the latest listing on India’s import site Zauba confirm that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will indeed come with an iris scanner. This is also expected to be accompanied by a fingerprint scanner, but this is not shown in the leaked details. The listing also talks about the camera specs of the Note 7, where the phone will come with a 12MP snapper on the back with OIS and a 5MP selfie sensor on the front. We expect a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 that is powered by Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow but be ready for a quick Android Nougat update later on.
Remember, this Zauba report doesn’t confirm anything yet, only the Unpacked event to be held on August 2 will.