Fresh leak endorses many Galaxy Note 7 rumors: 5.7" display, Exynos/Snapdragon versions, 10nm 6GB RAM
Being one of the more anticipated phones around, Samsung's next Galaxy phablet is the subject of an overwhelming amount of leaks and rumors. Largely expected to be called the Note 7 and not the Note 6, the S Pen-flaunting handset is coming in a couple of weeks' time (August 2, probably), and we already seem to know what the hardware inside will be.
All of these are largely explored in our rumor round-up for the Note 7 and the Note 7 edge, check it out here.
Today, a new source originating from mainland China once again confirms the hardware specs of the Note 7 and further spices up the speculations. First and foremost, the new source corroborates Evan Blass' recent insights and claims the Note 7 will indeed sport a 5.7-inch display up front and likely not a 5.8-inch one like we initially expected. Unsurprisingly, it will be a Super AMOLED one with a resolution of 1,440 by 2,560 pixels, similar to the Note 5.
Samsung already has such RAM modules in its arsenal.There will be two chipset variants — one with the unofficial 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset and another one with a Samsung Exynos 8893 chipset clocked at 2.6-2.7GHz. A gracious 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM will be making the rounds, and it's claimed that the RAM will be manufactured on a 10nm fabrication process. This seems plausible, as
Galaxy Note 7 purported official logo
As far as native storage goes, the Chinese source says there will be three versions - 64, 128, and 256GB of UFS2.0 storage aboard. We swear, we can already hear a million voices suddenly crying with joy!
At the back, we will likely have the same 12MP OIS-enabled camera that made its debut on the S7 and S7 edge; the same applies for the selfie shooter which is expected to be a 5MP one. Seems we won't be getting a dual-lens camera setup, after all. Oh, and there's once again hearsay about a 4,000mAh battery inside the phone - believe us, we'd love this as much as the next guy!
Finally, the source reveals that the Note 7 will arrive with Android 6.0.1 out of the box, will be rocking a "New S-Pen", a reversible USB Type-C port, and finally, a new "Grace UX" interface that we might have already seen demonstrated on video. Add up the rumored IP68 water and dust resistance and the alleged new blue color option, and you have yourself a prime candidate for the Phone of the Year award.
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