Finally, Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy Note 7 will be unveiled on August 2. Well, the company has started sending media invites for the Galaxy Unpacked 2016 event slated to be held early next month to unveil the flagship device as rumored previously.
The Galaxy Unpacked 2016 event is slated to happen in New York on August 2 at at 11:00 AM EDT (8:30 PM IST). The company will also be hosting events simultaneously in London and Rio de Janeiro.
Besides sharing the official teaser for the event, the South Korean tech giant has also confirmed that the Galaxy Note 7 will arrive with the new S Pen with additional functionalities by including it in the teaser.
Why Galaxy Note 7 and not Note 6?
Samsung has also given reasons why it has skipped the Note 6 name and gone to Galaxy Note 7. Firstly, Galaxy Note 7 will complement the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge flagships and unify the product portfolio. The next reason is that the Galaxy Note 7 will reduce confusion about the most recent technology from the manufacturer providing full alignment with the Galaxy S lineup.
Iris Scanner Tipped in Invite
Apart from the S Pen stylus with additional functionalities, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 teaser also shows a ring made of blue-hued pen-like silhouette and a white line that forms an iris pattern as seen in the eye. This tips that the flagship will arrive with ocular-based biometric technology that the Note lineup was long rumored to arrive with.
Exynos 8893 or Snapdragon 821/820 Spotted
Lately, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was spotted in Geekbench database that reveals that the flagship will arrive in two variants with different processors. One variant is powered by the octa-core Exynos 8893 chipset and the other one was spotted with the quad-core Snapdragon 820. With the Snapdragon 821 SoC already being official, we can expect the Note 7 to arrive with this faster SoC.
Will it have 6 GB RAM?
Though there are rumors and speculations that the Galaxy Note 7 could feature 6 GB RAM for efficient multitasking, the benchmark tests revealed by Geekbench rules out the same and suggests that the device will have just 4 GB of RAM.
Hybrid UFS 1.0 Standard Based Micro SD Card Slot Expected
Last week, Samsung introduced a new mobile storage format that is based on the UFS 1.0 standard. This way, the read and write speeds will be improved by a minimum of 5x in comparison to the standard micro SD cards. The high-end Note 7 is likely to adopt the new removable storage format from Samsung.
Pricing has also Leaked
One of the rumors even leaked the pricing of the Galaxy Note 7 tipping that it might be priced starting from EUR 849 ($938). However, we can expect some changes in the final retail pricing.
The Galaxy Note 7 is likely to be launched with a double-edged front display that has even confirmed by the first prototype of the device. The device is rumored to come in three color variants such as Black, Blue, and Silver.
As of now, the Galaxy Note 7 is rumored to feature a 5.7-inch Quad HD 1440p Super AMOLED curved edge display and 64 GB of internal memory that can be expanded. Based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the device might feature a 12 MP rear camera with LED Flash, dual-pixel PDAF, and Smart OIS, and a 5 MP front-facing camera. It is likely to feature the IP68 ratings water and dust resistance. The device is said to feature a heart rate sensor, fingerprint sensor, barometer and come packed with features such as 4G LTE, NFC and USB Type-C. A 3,600 mAh battery is claimed to power the Note 7 giving it the ability to be charged quickly.