All we officially know about the Galaxy Note 7 is that it’s coming out later this year. Aside from that, it’s all rumors and speculation.
Still, we’re a few months away from its (probable) release, so it’s time we started to talk about the Galaxy Note 7. Here are 5 things we think we know about Samsung’s upcoming flagship.
5) Yes, It’s Called the Note 7 and Not the Note 6
The most noticeable change with the Galaxy Note 7 is that it’s, you know, called the Note 7. There was no Galaxy Note 6 – and apparently there never will be.
Samsung has reportedly decided to skip number six and jump straight to 7.
Why? Well, the Galaxy S7 was released earlier this year, and Samsung wants to keep its flagships on the same page. That makes sense: consumers got confused last year when the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 were released in the same month.
4) 5.8-inch Super AMOLED Display
The Note 5 had a 5.7-inch quad HD 2560×1440 display. It’s no surprise that the Note 7 is rumored to feature pretty much the same screen. It’s rumored to feature a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display with the same quad HD 2560×1440 resolution.
As always, the display will be a key selling feature on the Note 7. It’s hard to think of a smartphone manufacturer that consistently makes better displays than Samsung (you can’t).
3) 6GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 823
Many of the rumors on this page – including this one – come from a supposed “leak” video by TechConfigurations. TechConfigurations put together a 3D composite of the Galaxy Note 7 based on image leaks. You can watch that video here:
That video also mentions some key information – like the fact that the Note 7 will have 6GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 823 processor. They also report that it will have up to 256GB of storage space – which would make it the largest smartphone (without microSD storage) available on the market today.
That may be a little too big to be believed. We also don’t know much about the processor.
The Galaxy S7 made a splash by introducing waterproof protection. The Note 7 is rumored to have the same waterproofing system.
Technically, neither the Note 7 nor the S7 are “waterproof”. They’re IP68 dust and water-resistant. That means they can stay up to five feet underwater for 30 minutes without suffering any water damage. So it’s practically waterproof unless you drop it in deep water.
1) 4,000 mAh Battery with QuickCharge 3.0 and Fast Wireless Charging
The Note 7 will reportedly have the biggest battery ever seen on a Samsung smartphone. The 4,000 mAh battery will reportedly come with QuickCharge 3.0 support and improved wireless charging (it was already vastly improved in the Galaxy S7, so the Note 7 will likely follow suit).
Stay tuned to Search 4 Roots as we learn more about the Galaxy S7 moving towards the future!
P.S. There’s a big rumor going around that the Note 7 will launch on August 2 in New York City. That leak comes courtesy of reliable source Evan Blass, or @EVLeaks:
Galaxy Note 6/7 launch event is almost exactly two months away.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) June 2, 2016