Fresh leak endorses many Galaxy Note 7 rumors: 5.7" display, Exynos/Snapdragon versions, 10nm 6GB RAM
posted by Peter K. / Jun 28, 2016, 3:37 AM
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.
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.
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 Samsung already has such RAM modules in its arsenal.
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.
How does the Note 7 sound according to these rumors? Chime in below.
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posted on Jun 28, 2016, 3:42 AM 18
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If the ram is really Samsung's new 10nm ram. Then shouldn't it be their new LPDDR4X ram (rated at 0.6v)? Which consumes even less energy, than LPDDR4 (rated at 1.1v).
posted on Jun 28, 2016, 5:48 AM 0
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It will be "10nm class" RAM, not quite 10nm There's going to be 1xnm, then 1ynm and then 1znm 1xnm is probably around "19-16" nm Could be LPDDR4 or LPDDR4X LPDDR4X is about 20% more efficient than LPDDR4 Although, in reality, that's not really going to be noticable since RAM in phones doesnt use much I'm far more interest in more bandwith
posted on Jun 28, 2016, 7:13 AM 6
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please go buy LG G5 for that nonsense. Removable battery is old school. not even 0.00001% of all smart phone users carry extra batteries to replace. Sealed BIG battery with fast charge is amazing as it also adds water resistance.
posted on Jun 30, 2016, 9:10 AM 0
You're an idiot. Removable battery is not "old school". There were uni-body phones back in the day as well. That percent is inaccurate as well. iPhone users don't carry extra batteries and your claim is "smart phone users". Regardless if you think the phone is good or not, a huge group of people have that phone. If their phone could have a removable battery, would you think they would get it? Not 100%, but a good amount. The S5 was water resistant and it had the removable back.
posted on Jun 30, 2016, 8:59 PM 0
Glued together unibody is so obviously planned-obsolescence it makes what happens to laptops and desktops look less shameful. I mean, glue? Techno Corporations brag about their small chips but still use glue to keep things together, what a trip.
posted on Jul 01, 2016, 5:04 PM 0
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64GB may be standard but expect the higher 128GB & 256GB models to exist only during the Note7 launch presentation slides going by Sammy history, esp with microSD support. All other features are on expected lines. Only thing to be confirmed is if Sammy has guts to release just one version with slightly curved edges. Plus iris scanner
posted on Jun 28, 2016, 3:45 AM 3
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Would they give us 64gb 128GB and 256Gb and include a memory card slot?
posted on Jun 28, 2016, 5:11 AM 1
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Monster.. I'm so sad about Haters...
posted on Jun 28, 2016, 4:04 AM 12
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Any news about the screen? Will there be a flat variant or just the edge this is all I care about now everything mentioned above is the least I expect from Sammy
posted on Jun 28, 2016, 4:05 AM 1
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Look at the leaked renders, they sport a "more modest" edge display than the S7edge, that kinda makes sense if they are releasing a single variant, that way it wouldn't consume a lot of screen space and would allow a narrower phone without side bezels for aesthetic purposes for the first time in a Note. If i'm right, I'm glad about this decision because the price of the edge version (that I want) wouldn't inflate that much to a premium level, specially in developing markets, since they need to find a standard price for their only variant. Who knows, maybe this new Grace- touchwiz UI offers more edge features or at least accidental touch rejection.
posted on Jun 28, 2016, 5:21 AM 0
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What I care about is if content is gonna be on the edged screen. If it is, I think it's terrible. Seeing as the reason some people get the note is to use the S pen, they'll be forced to write/draw on the edged screen or swipe (something that won't be needed on a flat screen)
posted on Jun 28, 2016, 5:46 AM 1
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Almost everywhere I read there are people asking for a flat screen for different reasons It'll be unfair not to say a gamble for Samsung to ignore all those voices. Even finding a decent screen protector will be a challenge for people living outside the EU and the US :(
posted on Jun 28, 2016, 6:48 AM 0
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