More pictures of the 'flat-screened' Samsung Galaxy Note 7 prototype appear

More pictures of the 'flat-screened' Samsung Galaxy Note 7 prototype appear
While the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will have a dual curved-edge display, there has been some photographic evidence that Samsung was considering a flat-screened version of the phone. Twice this month, we passed along this evidence to you as images of  flat-screened Galaxy Note 7 prototypes graced our pages. Today, we make it a trio with some new photos of this flat-screened prototype.

Discovered on a Weibo page, the phablet is allegedly ensconced in a case to disguise the design of the phone. The device is expected to feature a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. In the U.S. and China, the Snapdragon 820 SoC will drive the Galaxy Note 7 with a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. Elsewhere, you can expect the Exynos 8893 chipset to be under the hood with an octa-core CPU and the Mali-T880 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside. Both the rear-facing and front-facing cameras use the same modules (12MP and 5MP, respectively) employed by the Samsung Galaxy S7 line. A 3500mAh battery keeps the lights on, and Android 6.0 is pre-installed.

The Galaxy Note 7 will sport both a fingerprint and an iris scanner. Video we've passed along shows the latter unlocking the phone extremely fast. Reportedly, the iris scanner takes just .22 of a second to handle that task.

We expect to see the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (and its two curved edges) unveiled on August 2nd at Samsung's Unpacked event in New York City.

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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



1. Babadook

Posts: 230; Member since: May 24, 2016

That screen protector.......woof

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I'm kinda pissed at Samsung to have decided to ditch the Note7's flat-screen version.

18. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

It is all about estimating the demand buddy and it is quite tough to do. Trust me, I have been using the curved model and I love it. Appreciate how good all other aspects are and give the edge version a shot, you will not be disappointed

39. jbreault

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

try putting a screen protector on a curved screen

3. fyah_king unregistered

I do know one thing, though. The Note 7 will be smaller in the width department than my Note 5.

7. gigicoaste

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

yes, 2 pixels each side.. :)) I don't know exactly how much is.. but, for you, it makes the difference that much? I'm just curious..

9. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Did you bother check the dimensions of the 5.5" S7 Edge before you come here and fail miserably at cracking a joke? Whether you want to believe it or not, curved Edges helps a lot at narrowing a smartphone.

14. gigicoaste

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

no I don't bother. OK, I failed with my joke.. so? what? :)) You really believe that you being rude will affect me. :)) Contrary my friend, will not even make me to answer you in the same way! Sorry that you didn't understand my joke.. :)) I believe you should be more relaxed. Also, I doubt that you have exactly, 100% same opinion as fyah_king (unless you have 2 id's) so question was addressed to him not to you.. sure, you are free to jump in a discussion any time.. but don't think that your opinion will be considered when you are rude.. at least from my side.. have fun!

35. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 908; Member since: May 07, 2014

You delivered a pretty long speech in respond to his comment, I think you pretty much considered it.

17. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Curved edges are ridiculous when you want to use a tempered glass screen protector.

27. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Really? Because they make tempered "curved" glass protectors. In fact they are as easy to put on as the flat ones.

34. mixedfish

Posts: 1551; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Bingo, the 2.5d glass trend is already s**tting me because you can't put glass screen protectors properly.

40. jbreault

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

your so right that

21. fyah_king unregistered

Dude, I like my screen bigger, but if the width is smaller that makes it even easier to use with one hand. I have a note 7 case and it's narrower than the note 5. I'm 6'7 with long fingers so phone size is not a problem, bit if it's narrower it's more than welcome.

4. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 2013

so expect the flat version to cost $750+tax, edge version to cost $850+tax.

5. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Oreimo? ok. If the Note 7 has Gorilla Glass 5...ohhh we're in for a treat!

23. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

just for lockscreen wallpaper ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

6. gigicoaste

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

pity also flat-screen is not released as well even if I would still buy the edge version, just that I would not see the same comments and articles over and over again..

8. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

My body is ready lol...I had to say the famous PA quote!!

26. tedkord

Posts: 17307; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

He's busy getting his medicated wipes ready.

28. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

That's Mxzy and Darkkjeddi.

10. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

I hope that the edge version to be the high end version!! And has 6 GB of ram and a battery with 4000 mAh!! Let's hope!

11. aegislash

Posts: 1476; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

I don't see why they would only release one Note7 model with dual edge display. I get that the edge display is very nice looking and a lot of people (including myself) will be going for that model, but what about those who don't care for the curves? Samsung should release both a flat and curved Note7 imo.

12. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

I think the bigger news here is that the person had a Miku background.

13. asirfaysal

Posts: 98; Member since: Jul 19, 2016

I wish there will be two versions of note7. One will be note7 edge with 6gb Ram (4000mAh) and note7 with 4gb Ram (3600mAh).

36. Fellwalker

Posts: 535; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

I wish for them to both be 6GB with 4000mAh; identical apart from the curves. If they did that, they would soon find out whether flat or bent screens were popular.

15. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

I would like to know, who makes the final decision for Samsung. They need to be fired! They should've known to release to version of the note to cover everyone taste.

37. Fellwalker

Posts: 535; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

^^ This. Samsung can release multiple versions of other phones. I am hoping that it is all a big ploy to engender lots f comment so that when tehy do release a flat version, it will sell to people who weren't actually planning to upgrade, but have worked tehmselves up into a lather about it. I just hope if this is true, it leaves a flat phone for me :)

20. 27satz

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Looks like 2 Note 7 variants: Note 7 flat with 4gb ram Note 7 edge with 6gb ram

29. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

That would be very nice!! Edge version for me either way!

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