More images of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 appear on the eve of its unveiling

More images of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 appear on the eve of its unveiling
One day before the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be introduced, more images of the phablet have surfaced. Samsung has loaded up the device with features like the iris scanner which unlocks the phone extremely quickly. A video that we showed you last month displayed how fast the iris scanner can unlock the handset.

Another feature prominently displayed in two ads for the Galaxy Note 7 (one from Samsung Korea and the other from Samsung Taiwan) is the IP68 certification. The Galaxy Note 7 is the first model in the series to offer protection from water. Like the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, the Galaxy Note 7 can be submerged in water as deep as five feet for as long as 30 minutes, and escape unscathed.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be equipped with a Type-C USB port. This provides faster data transfers, but also means that the OG Gear VR headset won't work with the handset. But you VR fans can still go ahead and buy the Galaxy Note 7. A new refreshed version of the headset is on the way and it will support both Type-C USB and microUSB ports. The new headset offers a 110-degree view compared to the 96 degrees on the original model.

Earlier today, we told you about a rumored new battery savings feature that will adjust the resolution of the screen from 1440 x 2560 to as low as 720 x 1280. By doing this, the user can slow down the display's drain on the 3500mAh battery.

Take a look at the latest leaked photos of the Galaxy Note 7 by clicking on the slideshow below.


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Galaxy Note 7
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh

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36 Comments

1. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

So far, there are not enough reasons for me to upgrade my Note 5 to this.

3. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Removable SD and or UFS card, IP68, iris scanner, more efficient processor, 4000+ levels of Spen sensitivity, Possible Android 7 out of the box, Resolution scaling, better camera. Who knows what else it'll have. So far we haven't heard anything officially from Samsung. The time to make decisions is tomorrow, not today.

4. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 932; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

SD slot and more efficient processor. The rest what you said are meh.

6. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Ip68 is meh? Android 7 is meh? If you say so.

7. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 932; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Had many phones never once needed IP68. His Note 5 will get Android 7 update.

14. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

What if I wanted to be like Lil Wayne and pour champagne on it? :D Seriously though, so far it's looking like the Note 7 is a S7 Edge with an S-pen. I guess we'll find out in less than 24 hours.

17. willard12 unregistered

"Seriously though, so far it's looking like the Note 7 is a S7 Edge with an S-pen..... which is exactly what the S6 Edge+ was when you got a Note 5 that was released at the exact same time. Exactly what is it that you would like to be different from the S7 Edge? Either way, you didn't get the S6 or S6 Edge+ so I guess that means the S-pen must have been pretty important to you.

18. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

Improve the camera, make the microSD slot UFS compatible, use the Exynos 8893 everywhere including the US, re-add the IR blaster, and include a 4000mAh battery. I had the Note 2 prior to the Note 5 so I grew accustomed to the S-pen. Plus, in my opinion, the Note 5 was the best phone on the market at that time, just like the Note 2 was the best phone on the market when I purchased it.

19. willard12 unregistered

Cool. I thought there was a chance that the micro SD slot would be UFS card compatible. I'm not sure exactly what camera improvements should be made except adding to the MP count, which may or may not be value-added. I'll wait on the results of the battery life tests over a concern for the number of mAH it has. The IR blaster would be great. All in all, it looks like you are looking for some things that have previously existed which many others called "gimmicks" (micro sd, IR). That just goes to show that a "gimmick" to some is actually a feature to others.

22. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

The Note 5 was the best phone I ever had, the camera on that thing was legendary. Software was fantastic as well, but the November security patch crippled the battery to an unusable level not even factory resets could fix. Combined with the long wait time for Android Marshmallow, I grew to hate it 6 months into its life: it would only receive MM in late April AFAIK according to SamMobile, but I sold it off before I could confirm that.

29. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

There have been some crappy updates but they've gotten better for sure. What phone do you have now?

23. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

So the note is only unique because of the Spen that no one really uses? They might as well launch it nest to the S line.

30. willard12 unregistered

Cool. So, now I'm sure that when the iPhone 6se comes out next month we'll see your comments about how Apple should have launched it last year with the 6s. After all, minus an antenna line and a headphone jack, nothing is going to change. In fact, I'm sure we can go back to the articles on the iPhone SE to see your comments on how it shouldn't have had a separate launch date. Absolutely nothing changed except the size (just as the size of the Note 7 will be different). Oh wait, I guess I was wrong. I was fooled again by your selective outrage. Or maybe the iPhone will have a more secure iris scanner, UFS sd card, gorilla glass 5, and additional digitizer functions. Then, we will call it a game changer.

15. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Speak for yourself. I've had nexus and notes for the past 4 years and the water resistance of my s7 edge is too handy It's not something you NEED until you've had it and experienced the peace of mind it offers. Note5 will get Android 7.0 December tops....

24. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

You don't really need ip68 rating until your phone gets dropped into a bottom of a lake. At that point, it's a lost cause regardless. Splash proof is really all you need.

32. willard12 unregistered

Pro tip: Avoid these things known as swimming pools. Or, keep plenty of rice in the cabinet.

37. tedkord

Posts: 17364; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Rubbish. My friend's wife dropped her iPhone 4 into a cup of coffee several years ago. Ruined it, and of course, since it was water damage. tough luck.

21. tedkord

Posts: 17364; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I've never once needed the airbags in any car I've owned, but if I ever do, I'll sure be glad they're there.

36. ShaikhJGI

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

@ted you nailed it bro +1 ;)

9. VVayne

Posts: 103; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

No Android 7 OOB lol. Stop dreaming.

16. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Could've sworn I said possible. Face it, Note7 will be glorious. I don't need to dream lol.

13. michaelny2001

Posts: 330; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

this has been hyped so much. It better be amazing... or it will be an epic fail. So far my OP3 is awesome and the battery lasts almost as much as my old Note 4.

20. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Nothing wrong with that, keep your phone for 2 more years...

31. Billajr

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 15, 2014

Or my note 4 edge.

2. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

Eh, if this phone comes with something smaller than 4000mah battery I would probably get the V20 if it comes with removable. I think most power users would like a bigger battery instead of battery saving techniques from a powerhouse phone... Nothing wrong with power saving but they are focusing more on saving power than offering performance from a "top of the line" phone. The irony to try to appeal to power users and fuctionality but limiting the battery and downplaying the power use. This phone is shaping to be a joke. Samsung should have just sold a separate s-pen for the S7 edge and call it a day...

8. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Lol U cant get the note 7 with 3500 mah battery but u get the V20 with 2900 mah Please kill me

11. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

The V20 may come with slightly smaller battery but it can be swapped in 8 seconds with a fully charged one. Ive done that before with other phones. Leave a battery in the car, carry another battery in my backpack. Never have to wait for the device to charge. This easily beats having 500 mah more on a non-removable one. For power users like myself at least. so technically I would carry the V20 around with about 8000+ mah to my immediate availability.... On the regular I would use one battery a day but every now an then one battery is not enough and charging a phone becomes a big inconvenience, specially when you're running around all day.

25. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yeah.. swap 8 second... plus time to shutdown, start-up and reopen everything to the continue what you;re doing before shut down.. I never have any problem with non-removable battery since S6, just place it on charging pad whenever I dont use it on my work place, at bed, at car or at living room, and it will be around 85% when I go to sleep (and I place it on charging pad again for the whole night)

27. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

"yeah.. swap 8 second... plus time to shutdown, start-up and reopen everything to the continue what you;re doing before shut down.." Exactly. I haven't had a problem with non-removable batteries stone 2012 & the Droid RAZR MAXX. Even when I switched to the Note 3 I never had an issue. Now my Note 4 battery started trippin after a year & I got a new one so I can see the convenience of a removable battery for that situation.

10. VVayne

Posts: 103; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

S7 Edge has 3600mAh, and it's a two-day-phone. 4000? Why? Because higher number looks better on specs sheet and you can feel like a macho in front of your friends and online? Meh, I hope, Samsung will stay rather conservative.

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