The successor of the Galaxy Note 5 will be called Galaxy Note 7, recent leaks have shown, as Samsung is going for a uniform naming scheme – the same number in its Galaxy S and Note flagships is supposed to enforce the idea that both devices represent last-generation smartphones and the best handsets in Samsung’s lineup. But regardless of what Samsung ends up calling its phablet family this year, the phone should be an absolute monster in terms of hardware. A couple of recent leaks indicate the phone will be faster and better than anything the competition has to offer. And it could probably beat many laptops and desktops when it comes to overall performance.
It shouldn’t surprise anyone at this point that Samsung is going all out on its flagship devices, especially when it comes to the Galaxy Note 7, a device that will be have a tough fight for the customer’s attention in the coming months. After all, the Galaxy Note 7 will launch just one month before the iPhone 7 series come to town.
According to well-connected Evan Blass, often a source of accurate leaks detailing unreleased devices, the Galaxy Note 7 has a “couple” of confirmed specs. These include a 5.7-unch QHD SAMOLED display, 64GB of storage, microSD support, 12-megapixel Dual Pixel camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, IP68 dust and water proof certification, an iris scanner, and a trio of colors including black, silver, and blue. Blass also says the Galaxy Note 7 name is confirmed.
If that’s not enough to get you excited about the upcoming Note phablet, then here’s one more leak from Weibo that confirms the leaks above, adding quite a few interesting details.
The phone is supposed to be powered by both the Samsung Exynos 8893 and the Snapdragon 821 processors – the latter is reportedly going into this year’s new Nexus handsets as well.
Furthermore, the Galaxy Note 7 will have 6GB of RAM that will be faster than other handsets that have 6GB of RAM modules. Samsung will be using its own 10nm LPDDR4 tech for the Galaxy Note 7, which might also find its way into the iPhone 7.
In addition to the 64GB of storage Blass mentioned, the phone could also launch in 128GB and 256GB capacities – all of these are super-speedy UFS 2.0 storage options. We’ll remind you that Samsung will also soon start selling 256GB microSD cards, which means the Galaxy Note 7 could have as much as 512GB of storage, assuming this rumor pans out.
The phone is also supposed to pack a new S-Pen stylus, USB Type-C port, 4,000 mAh battery, and run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with a new Grace UX on top.