As Samsung prepares to announce the Galaxy Note 7 on August 2nd, rumors have been swirling around the new features the smartphone maker may pack into its latest device. As usual, rumors are to be taken with a grain of salt, these are the most probable ones we've seen so far.
The Galaxy Note 7 is expected to come with a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display and feature the same dual-edge design that Samsung has on the Galaxy S7 Edge. Rumors are also pointing toward the device coming with 6GB of RAM, a 12MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, and running on a Snapdragon 820 (or possibly 821) in the US, and on Samsung's Exynos 8890 SoC internationally.
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According to the rumors, Samsung's latest smartphone will be water-resistant, gain a bigger battery — possibly up to 4,000mAh — and a base model that will ship with 64GB of internal storage, which would be a nice bump up from the Galaxy Note 5 (take notes, Apple). Rumors also point to the Galaxy Note 7 having a USB-C port, and coming in black, silver, and blue.
Nothing about those rumored specs are too outlandish, and should be expected in what is routinely Samsung's most powerful device. The biggest rumor so far has been the iris scanner, which would allow you to unlock your Galaxy Note 7 and possibly authenticate apps by simply looking at the camera. Samsung has filed for a patent for an iris recognition system, and shots of the UI for the potential iris scanner popped up on Weibo a few days ago, giving the rumor a bit more credibility.
If the rumors and reports are true, Samsung's work on the Galaxy Note 7 should be enough to get fans excited about the new smartphone. More rumors will likely pop up in the coming days, with just over two weeks left before Samsung takes the wraps off its newest smartphone. We won't have to wait too long to find out what's real and what isn't.