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Samsung To Launch Galaxy Note 7 Instead Of Galaxy Note 6

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Samsung has announced that its grand Unpacked event will be hosted on the 2nd of August this year. The event will take place in 3 cities simultaneously – New York, London, and Rio de Janeiro, where the Galaxy Note7 will be unveiled! This will be streamed live on the company website, and will begin at 8:30pm IST (5:00pm in South Africa)

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With the rumour mill hitting its peak now, it seems like almost all the features and specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Note7 are already known. Here is a little compilation of what you can be expecting in the Galaxy Note7 this year…

Samsung is breaking its traditional pattern by launching the phablet in early August aiming to fend off iPhone competition, and for that reason the Galaxy Note7 will reportedly be made available to purchase in the South Korean market that very same day. Apparently Samsung is also looking to make the Galaxy Note7 available for purchase before the Rio Summer Olympics kick off on August 5, where it is the official wireless partner.

The Galaxy Note7 is expected to be priced starting from EUR 849 (approximately R14 000).

Samsung will be skipping a numeral this year and calling the phablet the Galaxy Note7, instead of the Galaxy Note6. This decision has been made to avoid confusion among its consumers, and unify its product portfolio. Samsung released the S7 and S7 Edge this year in its flagship Galaxy ‘S’ series, and bringing its Note series to the same numeral made sense to it.

After the Galaxy Tab Iris, Samsung is also set to include the iris scanner feature in its mobile portfolio with the Galaxy Note7 and expected to unlock the device in less than a second (the user only has to look at it). This, however, does not mean that Samsung will ditch the fingerprint scanner, and it will still be embed the sensor into the Home Button.

There are a lot of firsts with the Samsung Galaxy Note7, and at the top of the list is the dual-edge display. Sure, an Edge variant did accompany the Galaxy Note 4, but this time around Samsung looks to exclusively launch the dual-edge diplay variant, and give the flat screen variant a complete miss. Samsung is said to have ditched the Edge variant with last year’s Galaxy Note 5 due to some tech difficulties in getting the S Pen to work on the edges. That seems to be solved now, and the company is all equipped to flaunt the display as its big feature on the phablet.

The Galaxy Note 7 will also be the first in its series to get water-resistant capabilities. Speaking about firsts, will this phablet be another first in the Samsung portfolio to switch to the Google-approved USB Type-C port? Who knows?

Other rumoured specifications of the Galaxy Note 7 include:

  • 6-inch QHD Super Amoled display, though other reports tip a 5.8-inch display instead
  • Two variants featuring Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 and Exynos 8893 SoCs paired with 6GB of RAM (10nm chip). However, there have been contrasting reports of a Snapdragon 820 processor paired with 4GB RAM as well.
  • Three inbuilt storage options – 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB (with the choice to expand as well)
  • 12-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front camera, and a 3600mAh battery.
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based TouchWiz Grace UX.
  • three colour variants – Black Onyx, Silver Titanium, and Blue Coral.
  • Samsung has confirmed that the new S Pen alongside the Galaxy Note7 will come with ‘added functionalities’, but that’s all we know about the stylus for now.

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