The Galaxy Note 7 is expected to be unveiled in August, and as such, rumors about the device are heating up. This latest rumor comes to us courtesy of Evan Blass, who is better known by his Twitter handle @evleaks.
Fresh Galaxy Note 7 leak
He tweeted late last week that there will be three color options for Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7: black onyx, silver titanium and blue coral:
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— Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 1, 2016
Blass has a pretty good track record when it comes to revealing features and elements of upcoming devices before they have been announced, so this leak comes from a pretty reliable source.
Other Galaxy Note 7 rumors
You may be wondering what happened to the Galaxy Note 6, but Blass tweeted previously that Samsung is planning to skip to the Galaxy Note 7 this year. This would bring the Korean tech giant’s full smartphone lineup to the same number series because the Galaxy S7 was released earlier this year. He also said before that he expects the Galaxy Note 7 to sport an iris scanner, something Samsung has previously said it is working on. As a result, we know that it’s only a matter of time before an iris scanner makes an appearance in the Galaxy lineup, and the Note seems like the most likely candidate for the technology’s debut.
The Galaxy Note 7 is also expected to have a 5.7-inch QHD SAMOLED screen, 64 GB of storage which can be expanded via the microSD slot, water resistance, and a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera with dual pixels. The phone is also expected to have a massive 3,600 mAh battery.
Recent patent applications also led some to believe that the huge smartphone will actually have a triple lens camera. However, this is pretty unlikely as it takes time for patented technology to make it into devices, and some patents are never even used. Another possibility for the Galaxy Note 7 is a curved display, as suggested by some photos of cases being sold by Olixar. Of course the smartphone case manufacturer could just be taking a gamble on there being a curved screen variant, so we’ll have to wait and see on this one. I’d put this one in the “long shot” category along with the triple lens camera.