Samsung Galaxy Note 7
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Samsung has unveiled its much-awaited device, the Galaxy Note 7. Interestingly, it may hit the stores at around the time when its arch rival, Apple's iPhone 7 Plus, is announced. As was the case with their predecessors, the devices will have to fight out in the market.

Apple is yet to reveal the release date of its iPhone 7 Plus, but it is very likely to arrive next month when its predecessor will complete a year cycle in the market.

Leakster Evan Blass aka @evleaks has gone a step further by claiming that the handset will be announced on Sept. 12. So, a clash with the Galaxy Note 7 is unavoidable.

According to reports, the iPhone 7 Plus' iOS 10 operating system will sport a 5.5-inch screen powered by an A10 chip. It is expected to come packed with a 3GB RAM, a dual camera with OIS feature, a lightning jack in place of the 3.5mm headphone jack and a capacitive touch button.

On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 sports a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1,440x2,560 pixels (518 ppi pixel density). Its Exynos 8890 processor runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow (planned upgrade to Android 7.0 Nougat) operating system.

The device also comes packed with a 64GB internal memory expandable up to 256GB via microSD card and a 4GB RAM, features a 12MP main camera with f/1.7 aperture, 26mm lens, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash, 1/2.5" sensor size and 1.4 µm pixel size, a 5MP front-snapper with f/1.7 aperture and 22mm lens, and a 3,500mAh battery.

The specifications of iPhone 7 Plus are yet to be confirmed.