Last week, a high-ranking Samsung official told the Electronic Times that the company’s upcoming phablet will be called Galaxy Note 7 rather than Note 6. And now noted tipster Evan Blass has learned from his sources that the Note 7 unveiling is “almost exactly two months away.” Blass has an impressive track record of leaking details about gadgets ahead of their launch.
Expect it to arrive in August first week
Last year, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 5 on August 13. Exactly two months from June 2 would point to an August 2 launch for the Galaxy Note 7. As Evan Blass notes “almost exactly”, the actual launch date may be a day or two off. It is fairly safe to say that the device will be unveiled in the first week of August. Such a move should help Samsung fend off competition from Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7.
Interestingly, the new leak lines up well with Blass’ previous report claiming that the new Galaxy phablet will go on sale in the United States on August 15. Samsung is skipping one generation to name its next-gen phablet Galaxy Note 7 to bring the model number in line with the Galaxy S series. Samsung launched Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge earlier this year. Naming its upcoming phablet Note 6 would give out a perception that it’s an older model.
Galaxy Note 7 to have a dual-lens camera?
The Galaxy Note 7 is rumored to feature a 5.8-inch AMOLED display, 6GB RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 823 processor, and microSD support. The RAM will be based on 10nm process technology, improving its battery efficiency. It is also said to be dustproof and waterproof. The phone will have a huge 4,000mAh battery, 32GB of built-in storage, and a 12-megapixel main camera with Dual Pixel setup.
One of the biggest highlights of the Galaxy Note 7 is said to be the iris scanner. Samsung recently filed trademark applications for “Samsung Iris” and “Samsung EyePrint” in Europe. According to China’s Zhongguancun, the phablet could sport a dual-lens camera. The Galaxy Note 7 is expected to enter mass production in July, about a month ahead of the officially unveiling.