Samsung's first strike at the iPhone 6s was with the Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge. Now its seems the South Korean smartphone giant is ready to take on the iPhone 6s Plus with the Galaxy Note 7. Images of the Galaxy Note 7 are out and the phone not only resembles the S7, it also features a similar Edge display.
The photos were leaked by Evan Blass, a mobile reporter and the images show what, according to him, is the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The image presents the front and rear mug shots of the device in three different colours — "Black Onyx," "Silver Titanium" and "Blue Coral."
The leaked photos also show the device sporting an Edge display, much like the one seen on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and the Galaxy S6 Edge. The Edge display on the Galaxy Note 7 curves away to the left and right edges of the screen, unlike the single, curved edge that Samsung had endowed the Note Edge with.
The leaked front and back photos of the Galaxy Note7 reveal one more important feature; first, one can be surer than ever that the Galaxy Note 7 won't be featuring a dual-lens rear camera. Second, the front of the camera reveals three black circles. While two represent the front camera and the ambient light sensor, the third could be the iris scanner the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been rumoured to feature.
Note 6 or Note 7
Evan Blass also helps calm the speculators on what the device might be called. While the previous Galaxy Note model was the Note 5, the upcoming device has been almost universally referred to as the Note 7. While it's an obvious move on Samsung's part to unify its flagship line up, the number seven is justified when one recounts all the Note devices Samsung has produced. While Note devices from one to five spring to mind at once, a lot of people fail to recall that Samsung also produced the Note Edge, which when taken into count takes the total number of Note devices to six so far.
What we know so far
For starters, Samsung might finally be ditching the micro USB port for a USB Type-C port on the Galaxy Note 7. The smartphone is expected to features a 5.7- or 5.8-inch AMOLED display and run on Android 6 Marshmallow. The device is also expected to feature 6GB RAM, which makes one wonder whether it would be a Google Daydream VR- certified or not.
It's been rumoured that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 would be the first Samsung flagship device to feature a dual-lens rear camera, but based on the images and TechTimes' report, that seems unlikely. However, it's still fairly plausible to see the Note 7 sport a 12 MP main camera and a 5MP front snapper.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is also rumoured to be available with a proprietary Exynos 8893 octa-core CPU in certain markets, while others will see the device featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chip.
The device is expected to be launched in early August.