The Galaxy Note is an undeniably successful phone from Samsung and each iteration manages to spark excitement among critics as well as users. The upcoming Note is no exception. We’ve speculated about it before and now we’ve got some rumour-mill updates for you.
Firstly, we have it on good authority from the folks at Android Police that the next Note will be announced on August 2 based on a leaked press invite. We also hear that in order to keep up with its Galaxy phone series number, Samsung may be jumping straight to Galaxy Note 7 instead of Note 6, which makes perfect sense and causes less of a confusion to everyone without a sharp eye on tech news. With all its marketing for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge being about the number 7, along with the iPhone 7 launching this year, it’s best for Samsung to focus on that number for one of its best smartphone products. This was confirmed by one of the most reliable smartphone leakers on the internet: Evan Blass who tweeted the word “Confirmed”, with an image attachment of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 logo.
Blass also goes on to confirm an iris scanner that was rumoured before. Samsung will take phone security to the next level after making fingerprint sensors the norm on smartphones. Other rumours have suggested we’ll see two versions of the Note 7, similar to the S7 and S7 Edge, one with a curved screen and the other without. Other specs include a 5.7-inch QHD screen, a 12MP rear and 5MP front camera, and IP68 water and dust protection with a 64GB internal storage and expandable microSD card slot.