Samsung Galaxy Note 7 release date, features: Name confirmed, specs leak


The rumors were true or so it may seem, as new alleged inside information has come in saying that the long rumored name for Samsung’s upcoming flagship phablet, “Samsung Galaxy Note 7,” would indeed be the name of the device.

In a new post by famous mobile industry tipster Evan Blass @evleaks on Twitter the tipster said that sources have confirmed that the upcoming flagship phablet from the South Korean tech giant would indeed be called the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

The tipster was also able to share a bit of the specifications of the device which was claimed to be “confirmed.” First of all, the long rumored new biometric security system would be coming after all; as the source of the tipster confirmed that the Galaxy Note 7 would indeed be coming with an iris scanner. This would be the second form of biometric security method for the device. That is, should the fingerprint scanner also make it to the release and not end up being replaced by the new iris scanner.

As for the size of the device, it was tipped to be coming with a display size of 5.7 inches with Super AMOLED technology. Memory-wise, the phablet comes with 6 GB worth of random access memory (RAM) coupled with 64GB worth of internal storage capacity. The device supports expanded storage thanks to the external microSD expansion slot. As for the camera, its sports a dual-camera setup for the main rear-facing snapper, with both lenses having 12 megapixels. The front side of the device, on the other hand, is graced by a 5-megapixel camera ideal for selfies, video calling, and other similar purposes.

Interestingly, the Galaxy Note 7 will allegedly come with IP68 waterproof certification. This could mean that the device would be able to stay waterproof even after the S Pen was removed from its slot, or perhaps only it would only be waterproof if the S Pen remains on its slot.