Here's how the Always-on display option may look like on Note 7


The deluge of Galaxy Note 7 leaks in recent days and weeks has left almost nothing to the imagination, as even the eventual pricing has been tipped, albeit in Europe only. The big piece of the puzzle that is missing is the rear (eventually glass) panel outside of image renders, but we've seen the handset from the front in numerous prototype forms already, depicting the two new openings on the right of the earpiece that could be forming an iris scanner

We even saw the eventual AT&T model with an honorable DirecTV app mention, but you know what? We haven't seen Samsung's Always-on display feature that launched with the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. Well, today is your lucky day, as the newly leaked photo above supposedly shows exactly that - a Note 7 prototype with the Always-on display, well, on. 

We say prototype, as the unit seems pretty rough in terms of design finish, as if you've simply tacked on those front panels on the right and glued them with the engineering sample's chassis, but the camera/IR sensor for the iris scanning setup seem to be in place under the two openings on the top right, so this could indeed be a Note 7 test bed shown here, with the power-grabbing always-on display in a working state.

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Galaxy Note7
  • Display 5.7 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
    4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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