Top 5 smartphones launching in August 2016: Lenovo K5 Note, Oppo F1s, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and more
Top 5 smartphones launching in August 2016: Lenovo K5 Note, Oppo F1s, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and moreREUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

The first-ever raw image of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 7 has surfaced online, revealing key design features of the flagship phablet.

The Netherlands-based TechTastic has posted the image of the front panel of the black-hued Galaxy Note 7. In the picture, the device can be seen featuring three cameras — a lone snapper on the left side and paired-camera module to the right side, which many believe to be the Iris scanner system.

Another notable feature is that the device's display is curved on both the sides. This will be first Galaxy Note series to boast dual-curved edge screen. The 2014 model, Note edge, had only one curved screen edge.

[Note: In 2015, there was no upgrade to the Galaxy Note edge. Instead, the company had launched the generic model, the Note 5 (with S-Pen) and the S6 edge+ without the stylus feature]

Samsung has not announced when the company will unveil the Galaxy Note 7. If history is any indication, the South Korean company can be expected to pull the wraps off the device in the first week of August.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: What we know so far

The 2016 series Note model was supposed to come with the Galaxy Note 6 moniker, but Samsung's senior officials reportedly decided to skip the order to Note 7, so that the company's phablet series will be in sync with the current flagship Galaxy S7 smartphone series.

From what we have gathered so far, the Galaxy Note 7 is expected to feature a 5.7-inch QHD (2560x1440p) dual-edge display, a metal-based shell with hard glass cover and S-Pen slot on the right side.

Based on the region of sale, the Galaxy Note 7 is expected to come in two CPU configurations, one having Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor and the other with Exynos 8893 CPU.

Both the models will have 6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB/256GB inbuilt storage, 13MP dual-lens camera, a 5MP front snapper and Type C USB port.

Watch this space for more updates.