Samsung Galaxy Note 7 release date, specs: dual curved edges among features?

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There have been whispers that Samsung is gearing up to unveil a new addition to its Galaxy Note line, and while some have assumed that the follow-up will be the Galaxy Note 6, recent rumors indicate that the South Korean tech giant has skipped the Note 6 and will debut the Galaxy Note 7 in a few weeks.

Android Authority reports that the upcoming device has been leaked in a new render and video this week, and in the press render, it appears that the Galaxy Note 7 will come in the new Blue Coral color variant. The photo was leaked by Evan Blass on Twitter, and apart from the new color option, it looks like the new gadget will also have dual curved edges a first for the Galaxy Note line.

In an article for Venturebeat, Blass reports that Samsung won’t likely release a flat version of the Galaxy Note 7. The mobile reporter said that the curved screen model will be the only Note 7 that the company will release, which is said to show that Samsung is confident that the handset’s unconventional design will translate to sales even though it will be more expensive than previous models.

Earlier this month, Blass also released pictures of the Galaxy Note 7 which, aside from the Blue Coral option, will apparently come in Black Onyx and Silver Titanium. The front of the smartphones have a bonus security feature the iris scanner. It is expected that the upcoming device will have a microSD card slot, and dust and water resistance.

As for its release date, the Galaxy Note 7 is expected to be released on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked 2016. The event will take place in both London and New York City, and according to Techradar, the official announcement about the Note 7 is expected to happen at 11 a.m. ET.