Samsung Galaxy Note 7 release date, specs news: device shown in new live video


The long rumored and highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 7 flagship phablet was recently featured in a live demo, in a video posted over at YouTube.

The device shown in the video was the long rumored curved edge variant of the device as there had also been rumors of the upcoming flagship device having a standard flat screen version of it, though some say that there would only be the edge version.

In the video, the alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is shown in a fitting of a curved glass protector that was made by Olixar. The said accessory featured in the video is priced for a whopping amount of 42 or about $46.

As for the specifications of the device, nothing is confirmed as of the moment, though there have been a number of leaks and rumors that have “unofficially” confirmed some of the new features that the device would be having. These include the new iris scanner. The iris scanner, as per the leaks, would be used as s security biometric feature, much like how the fingerprint scanner works. Should this actually pan out to be a real feature for the upcoming flagship phablet, this would be the first time that Samsung would be using such a feature, and also the first time that the tech giant will use the said technology for their devices.

Other specs for the device include variants of the Snapdragon 821 and the Exynos 8893 for the chipset, depending on the region that would release in. The Snapdragon processor is said to be for the United States, while the rest of the world gets to have the Exynos processor under the hood. The phablet is said to feature a 5.7-inch display with a Quad HD resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels.

The device is expected to pack a whopping 6 GB worth of random access memory (RAM), and several storage variants that would be reaching up to 256 GB worth of internal storage capacity. The storage of the device can be further expanded via an external microSD card slot capable of up to 256 GB, with the device having a dedicated slot for it.