Samsung Galaxy Note7: the story so far

George, 24 July, 2016

The sixth generation of the phablet that made phablets a thing is coming on August 2, and the Unpacked event can't come soon enough. Named Galaxy Note7, because... marketing, the successor to the Note5 won't be a revolutionary upgrade, but rather a calculated logical step in the right direction, like the Galaxy S7 was for the S-series earlier this year.

A larger battery (initially rumored to be 4,000mAh, but latest data points to 3,500mAh), waterproofing, ample storage (expandable, too) - the Note7 is addressing chief pain points of the current model. Okay, the IR emitter is likely gone for good, get over it.

But there's more - add an iris scanner to the list of key specs, and bring some of those curves from the S7 edge back into the Note line, where they originated with the Galaxy Note Edge. If only Samsung had stretched those 5.7 inches to a nice round 6.0.



Samsung sends press invitations for August 2, Galaxy Note Unpacked event

Samsung sends press invitations for August 2, Galaxy Note Unpacked event

Samsung sends out event invitations for Samsung unpacked. The company will announce its newest iteration of the Galaxy Note lineup, the Note 7.


Report says Galaxy Note7 will go on sale the same day it's unveiled

Report says Galaxy Note7 will go on sale the same day it's unveiled

It's already confirmed that the upcoming Galaxy Note will be unveiled at an event scheduled for August 2.


Official Samsung Galaxy Note7 renders surface, pre-orders kick off in Dubai

Official Samsung Galaxy Note7 renders surface, pre-orders kick off in Dubai

The phone will be available in Black Onyx, Silver Titanium, and Blue Coral. The new gold variant leaks for the first time.


Samsung Galaxy Note7 iris scanner feature demoed on video

Samsung Galaxy Note7 iris scanner feature demoed on video

The iris scanner feature works best at a distance of between 25-35cm.


Curved screen Galaxy Note7 caught on video, flat version photographed

Curved screen Galaxy Note7 caught on video, flat version photographed

Bonus: a 3D render of the curved-screened Galaxy Note7 in blue.


After confirming 'Galaxy Note7' name, leakster reveals device's specs

After confirming 'Galaxy Note7' name, leakster reveals device's specs

According to the information he shared, the Note7 will sport a 5.7" QHD Super AMOLED display, and feature a 12MP rear and 5MP front camera.


Flat and curved Samsung Galaxy Note7 units detailed in new leaks

Flat and curved Samsung Galaxy Note7 units detailed in new leaks

The flat prototype also features a flat back.


New leak suggests Galaxy Note7 will pack in 3,500mAh battery

New leak suggests Galaxy Note7 will pack in 3,500mAh battery

The leak also reveals that the device weighs in at 169g, meaning it's lighter than its predecessor.


More Galaxy Note7 shots surface – USB Type-C port and colors confirmed

More Galaxy Note7 shots surface – USB Type-C port and colors confirmed

The leaks offer a clear view of what is allegedly the bundled Note7 charging kit, as well as a glimpse at a total of three front panel color options.


Samsung is now testing Galaxy Note7 prototypes running Android 7.0 Nougat

Samsung is now testing Galaxy Note7 prototypes running Android 7.0 Nougat

This has surfaced through a public benchmark database.


Samsung Galaxy Note7 wallpapers leaked

Samsung Galaxy Note7 wallpapers leaked

New ones and the ones from circulating renders too.



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Reader comments

Yeah u know we're just waiting for them to grab a hold of it to put it through the ringer

  • Anonymous

Oh look, Xiaomi will release its own VR headset on August 1. I laugh so hard to your rubbish comments against VR headset. For how long will you hold on to that pride of not using the VR headset? Aside from entertainment, it is being used in Hea...

  • Anonymous

MicroSD card reader via OTG or microUSB memory via OTG is better than the one that is embedded inside the plastic phone that needs to be switch off and do some acrobatic process every time you need to transfer the card to other phones. Such hassle!

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