Samsung set to throw down the gauntlet with its rumored unveiling of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
August 2nd looks to be a massive day for smartphone fanatics like myself. It is the day Samsung unveils the new Galaxy Note 7 as part of their Unpacked Event in New York at 11 a.m ET which you will be able to Live Stream here. You may be wondering why there won’t be a 6 version of the Note. Well, Samsung decided to skip from the Note 5 directly to the Note 7 in order to place the Note 7 alongside other Samsung 7 series smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Full Specs, New Features, Release Date, etc.
There are a few new features that are simply fantastic and everyone should love them. The first is the addition of the USB-C Port and its either-side plug in feature. With it, you won’t have to fumble around in the middle of the night trying to plug in the cord. The next great feature is on other Galaxy S7 models, but it should be on all smartphones: Weather-proofing. The new Note 7 will fight off wind, dust, and a tad bit of water. The last feature is a bit 007-like. It is an Iris Scanner which is an extra security component with a bit of flare.
Let’s walk through some of the speculated parameters on this awesome new device. Based on what most gadget enthusiasts believe, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will weigh in at 168g and boast a 5.7” display with overall dimensions of 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9mm. This will make it a bit smaller than previous models but still a great size for any applications you may be running. It will feature a 3.5mm sound jack and a 12 MP rear-facing camera with a secondary front-facing 5 MP lens.
The Note 7 is rumored to either boast the new Android Nougat OS or release with Marshmallow. Most of the world will get the Exynos chipset except for the U.S. which will come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset. Dual microSD card slots will be available for those who use up the 64/128/256 GB of internal storage. There may be an option of choosing between either 4 or 6 GB of RAM when you order your device. 6 GB of RAM is a lot to fit into a phone, but vivo’s Xplay 5 launched this year and it has 6 GB of RAM.
The Note 7 will still feature the amazingly useful Stylus. To tell you the truth, I don’t know what I would do without mine, because I do a ton of note writing on documents. The one feature I am not particularly thrilled about is the decision to use the Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAH battery. It is nice to have the option of a secondary battery for business trips. However, like the Note 5, it will not be removable.
All in all, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 looks to be an amazing device. However, you must remember that all of this is pure speculation until the Note 7 is revealed on August 2nd in New York. Remember to check out the live stream so you can see first hand what is in store for Galaxy Note 7.
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