Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Samsung Galaxy Note 5Reuters

Samsung's most-awaited device of the year dubbed as the Galaxy Note 7 (earlier called Galaxy Note 6) is just a few days away before being unveiled – only six days to be precise. Expectations over the device are high after the stupendous success of the company's Note series over the years.

The Galaxy Note 7 is all set to be announced at the "7 Unpacked" event scheduled at 11 a.m. EDT in New York on Aug. 2. The South Korean technology giant is yet to reveal the release date of the device, but it should happen a few days after the unveiling event, if past tradition is any indication.

Nothing about the Galaxy Note 7 is confirmed at the moment but leaked details ahead of a device launch usually come true. The company is tight-lipped on its upcoming next-generation handset, but reports have claimed that it will have several feature upgrades over its predecessor.

The Galaxy Note 7 is expected to sport a 5.8-inch screen with 2,560x1,440 pixels, compared to 5.7-inch WQHD super AMOLED touchscreen with 2,560x1,440 pixels (515 ppi pixel density) seen in its predecessor. The upcoming device may feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 823 processor, run Android 7.0 Nougat, and come packed with a 64GB/128GB internal memory (with microSD card slot) and a 10 nanometer 6GB RAM, while the Galaxy Note 5 has an Exynos 7420 processor, runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, and comes packed with a 32/64/128GB internal memory (not expandable) and a 4GB RAM.

The upcoming device is expected to feature both fingerprint sensor and iris scanner, a dual camera and a 4,000mAh battery, while the Galaxy Note 5 has a fingerprint sensor, a 16MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture, 28mm lens, OIS, autofocus, LED flash, 1/2.6" sensor size and 1.12 µm pixel size, a 5MP front-snapper with f/1.9 aperture and 22mm, and a 3000mAh battery.

Going by the details leaked so far, it appears like the Galaxy Note 7 will have several feature upgrades over its predecessor but without much difference in terms of design and size. May be the only unique feature to be seen in the new device is the iris scanner.