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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 : Seven Things You Need To Know

The 2016 flagship phablet of Korean Giant Samsung Mobile is expected to be released internationally within the next few weeks. As of today, however, the company has been mum about any official information as regards the product.

Nonetheless, over the last month, details about Samsung Galaxy Note 7 - some, I believe, are accurate - have leaked online. Let's take a quick look at seven of them.

1. SGNote7 is going to look like this:

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

This year's model will be available in a number of colors, namely, Gold Platinum, Black Onyx, Silver Titanium, and Blue Coral.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

These official press photos of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 were uploaded on a Korean tech forum on Saturday, July 22, 2016.

As you can see in these photos, the 2016 high-end phablet will have a design identity that appears to combine that of last year's model and of the best-selling Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, replete with glass panels on front and back and gently curve down the sides.

2. Official Announcement is on August 2, 2016, 11:00 a.m. EDT in New York, USA

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Launch
Samsung has started sending out media invites for the phablet's launch. (source)

3. Note7 will have an Iris Scanner


The 2016 phablet will have an Iris Scanner that will allow the user to unlock the device simply by facing the screen with his or her eyes open. (via)

4. First Galaxy to Have a USB Type C Port


An official USB Type C cable made specifically for Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been shown on Youtube.

5. Internal Hardware Similar To Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Specs

Leaked product info chart for the Note 7 shows that the device will have Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of ROM, which are more or less the same as what powers a variant of both SGS7 and SGS7Edge.

6. Same screen quality as SGNote5, Same cameras as SGS7

Again, looking at product info sheets uploaded by various sources online, the 2016 Note release will have a 5.7-inch Quad HD SuperAMOLED display panel, which is essentially the same as what's on last year's model -- albeit it's now curved. As for Note7's imaging capabilities, it's said that it will have a 13 MP Dual Pixel rear camera and 5 MegaPixel front cam for selfies, which could very well be similar to that of Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.

7. First Waterproof Galaxy Note

Serial gadget leaker Evan Blass has confirmed that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is IP68 certified. This means that the phablet is not only 'dust tight' but is also protected against water entry even when it is submerged in a meter of liquid for up to 30 minutes.

So there you have it! Given all of these details and information, do you now feel more inclined to purchase the upcoming SGNote7? Which feature are you most excited to experience on this year's flagship Note phablet?

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