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Galaxy Note 7 shaping up to be Samsung’s most powerful smartphone yet

Published Jun 22nd, 2016 2:40PM EDT
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After a report said that Samsung will only have a single Galaxy Note 7 model in stores this year, the dual-edge version, a new rumor from the Netherlands lists the alleged specs of the smartphone, suggesting the phone will be Samsung’s best-specced smartphone yet.

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Reliable sources have told GSMHelpDesk that the Galaxy Note 7 with a curved screen will also launch in the Netherlands – last year, Samsung did not launch the Galaxy Note 5 in the region.

The sources told the tech site that the phone will indeed be called Galaxy Note 7 rather than Galaxy Note 6, and that Samsung decided to release a single version of the phone this year, the Galaxy Note 7 edge.

The phone is expected to share many similarities with the Galaxy S7. The handset will sport a 5.8-inch display with 2K (2560 x 1440) resolution, a slightly faster Exynos processor, 6GB of memory, 12-megapixel camera with dual pixel technology, and 4,000 mAh battery. A stylus will also be present, which is an iconic feature of the Note phablet line.

The Galaxy S7 are incredibly fast devices, but processor improvements and more RAM could make the Galaxy Note 7 edge even faster – a recent video comparison between the Galaxy S7 edge and the OnePlus 3 showed why processor speed and RAM matter in real life phone use.

The site said the phone will launch in the Netherlands in the second or third week of August, carrying a price of €799, unlocked. Recent reports also indicated that the phone will launch at some point in mid-August.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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