Samsung Galaxy Note 5 with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow leaked online
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (Representational photo)IBTimes India

Samsung is tight-lipped on its upcoming next-generation device dubbed as the Galaxy Note 7, but several details, including release date and specifications, have been leaked ahead of its launch. It has now emerged that the company could be working on a new variant of its upcoming device.

The South Korean technology giant is expected to launch the Galaxy Note 7 early next month. A teaser has claimed that Samsung is hosting an event at 11 a.m. EDT on Aug. 2 in New York, giving a hint that it's "next big thing" could be released on the day.

Samsung has the tradition of releasing its flagships simultaneously in India, and it should be the case with its upcoming handset too. Now, a device with model number SM- N930R4, believed to be the Galaxy Note 7, has been spotted on Zauba, a website that tracks imports and exports in India, for testing. 

Interestingly, the device sports a 6-inch screen, contradicting earlier reports that it could have a 5.8-inch screen. This has thrown up a possibility of Samsung working on a new variant of the Galaxy Note 7 with a bigger display. It was earlier rumoured that the upcoming device could come in two variants, one with a flat display and the other with a curved screen.

It is reported that the Galaxy Note 7 will sport a 5.8-inch display with 2,560x1,440 pixels, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 823 processor, and run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. It is expected to come packed with a 64GB/128GB internal memory, a 10 nanometer 6GB RAM, and a 4,000mAh battery. There are also reports that the Galaxy Note 7 edge version will feature a dual camera.

South Korean website ETNews has reported that Samsung will begin mass production of the flagship handset in July to meet its aim of manufacturing 5 million units for the initial supply.

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