Yesterday, Samsung announced the date for the unveiling of the Galaxy Note 7. On August 2nd, we will all get a chance to see how the new phablet will look and hear about all the capabilities, of what is sure to be the most powerful and sleekest release from Samsung.
Samsung announce official unveiling date
The unveiling in New York City will provide pricing and availability information, as well as confirm the specifications of the new device.
However, for those of you who cannot wait that long, a French blog, NowhereElse, run by the famed leaked images king, Steve Hemmerstoffer, has released a series of leaked images of the new release, that seem to have come from Chinese microblogging website, Weibo.
More leaked images emerge
So far, the only thing we know for sure is that the phablet will be called Galaxy Note 7. Samsung have decided to skip the Note 6 name and go straight to 7. They explained “the Galaxy Note 7 will complement our Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, and unify our product portfolio.”
They continued, “Second, the Galaxy Note7 will minimize confusion about the latest mobile technology from Samsung, and provide full alignment with Galaxy S smartphone.”
There has been no official word about how it will look or the processing punch packed inside, but from these pictures we can assume that it will look good.
As ever with leaked photos, we cannot be 100 percent sure they are legitimate, but the fact that they seem to match earlier leeks would suggest that they more likely than not to be genuine images of the next Samsung Phablet.
What we can tell from the images
The phablet pictured comes in Black Onyx, with everything, including the metal frame, colored this way. It is expected the phablet will also be available in Silver Titanium and Coral Blue. The phablet also features an assortment of sensors and cameras at the top of the device giving a unique look.
From the pictures we can see that the Note 7 looks like it will have the curved edged feature that we have seen on the Galaxy S7 edge. It is unknown whether they plan to also offer a more traditional ‘flat screen’ version.
The Galaxy Note 7
It is expected that the Galaxy Note 7 will be equipped with stylus support and Samsung’s own Note software as well as its TouchWiz launcher.
None of this confirmed from the Korean giant, but analysts believe that the new device will have a 5.7-inch 2K Super AMOLED display. It will contain 4GB or 6GB RAM, depending upon the model you choose.
There is expected to be a 12-megapixel rear camera, in conjunction with a 5-megapixel front facing ‘selfie’ camera. There will also likely be integrated fingerprint and iris scanning. The battery is believed to be 3600 mAh.
Depending upon the region you buy the device, the processor is expected to be either the Snapdragon 821 or the Exynos 8893.
The Galaxy Note 7 has been rumored to be the most expensive phablet ever released, with prices expected to come in at over $900. The curved edged feature discussed will certainly be a contributing factor to the large price tag.
Not long to go until all is revealed
With August 2nd fast approaching, the speculation is increasing before everyone is finally put out of their misery and can see the new device in all its glory.