Note 7 picture with S Pen pops up, the stylus may function under water

Well, well, well, what do we have here today, folks - a purported official Galaxy Note 7 image shown by none other than Evan Blass of @evleaks fame. With the veracity potential out of the way, we now turn our attention to the picture of the eventual Note 7 itself. 

In a nutshell, everything that has been rumored so far about it, is being confirmed by the image. We have the sloping screen sides of Samsung's signature "edge" flexible display, the two opening at the right of the earpiece that are said to be an iris scanning biometric setup, and what looks like an USB-C port at the bottom. The phone is even in the new Blue Coral color, for a good measure.

What else is in the Blue Coral scheme that you see in the picture? That's right, what we are witnessing may be the first sightings of the venerable S Pen that will arrive with the Note 7, color-coordinated in Blue Coral on the stem, and at the tip painted in the same hue as the brushed metallic sides of the phone so that your aesthetic pleasure is complete. The S Pen will be given special emphasis this time, with a couple of new tricks under its belt, and a greatly optimized software, or so has hinted Samsung.

Here we come to the uncorroborated part of the story - Mai Nguyên, an owner of mobile tech stores and adjacent tech blog who posted this same image on his Facebook page, tips that the S Pen may also let you write on the phablet under water. Samsung has a factory in Vietnam, and several of the Note 7 models for US carriers that were approved by the FCC not long ago, carried the "Made in Vietnam" sign (SM-N930A for AT&T, SM-N930P for Sprint, and SM-N930R4 for U.S. Cellular), so there is a pretty decent chance that the image is not just a great render, plus the submarine doodling could indeed be a thing.

Well, given that the Note 7 is widely expected to be as waterproof as its smaller Galaxy S7 and S7 edge siblings, this only makes sense. What we are curious about, though, if the claim for underwater writing holds water in the end, is how exactly has Samsung managed to pull that off, considering how deep the stylus silo goes into the phone's chassis. 

We don't doubt Samsung's engineering abilities, but are just curious for the explanation, and we are sure one will be lined up in short order during or after the Note 7's announcement on August 2nd. We will be there live watching and relaying to you any hints that Samsung throws our way. Do you like what you see here?

source: @evleaksMai Nguyên (Facebook) via (translated)

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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. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Can't wait to get mine in my hands...

20. Gulliver

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 18, 2013

Very nice indeed... bigger battery please and ... FM radio ... anyone? ... Regardless how much I value cutting age technology I still need the old fashion FM Radio. So disappointed with any model after S3 for not having it.

2. aikoo

Posts: 129; Member since: Feb 27, 2016

Not sure why someone would need to use the s-pen underwater but ok.

5. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Writing under water might not be necessary, but it just shows how great is the strength of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 !

7. ososucre

Posts: 25; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

it doesnt mean you HAVE TO use it in underwater, but it means that S-PEN is water resistant as well. What if the phone is water resistant while the s-pen isnt?

19. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I have the Note 4 & accidentally ran my S-Pen thru the washer & dryer & it still works. I think it's more about the phone than the Pen.

15. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

something or someone becomes great sometimes not for virtue, but for might.

18. ph00ny

Posts: 2026; Member since: May 26, 2011

I guess you can use it in rain

22. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

You can't use touchscreens underwater. When the Note detects the S-pen it disables touch, so you may be able to fully use your Note underwater

27. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

you can use sony waterproof phone touch screen underwater since z3 btw i was also able to use my sonim xp7700 screen underwater.

26. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Probably not under water, but in a downpour where the screen is soaked? Useful.

32. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

From time to time I like to go underwater and use my note for about an hour or so, just to unwind.

3. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Woh, that will be just outright AMAZING! Something you definitely can't even dream of doing with physical paper, and it sure will come in handy when I'm working on powerlines out in a storm. That's usually when I'm called in the most; when everyone is in darkness due to outage from a storm. Less worrying about my tools, more notes/ideas being kept tracked of. I sure hope this is true.

4. GeorgeAF

Posts: 87; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

Dream phone goals

6. xdza1979

Posts: 296; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

Kimg phone

8. cheetah2k

Posts: 2219; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Sexy Sexy Sexy Sexy

9. senseiJ

Posts: 172; Member since: May 02, 2015

My dream to write underwater has finally come true! My wallet is so ready.

10. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

This is so sad this phone will probably contain what every android user wants but the only having edge variant will make it hard to get for many people including me :/ i hope for their sakes the include a normal flat screen module

16. ososucre

Posts: 25; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

I once heard that the edge on Note7 has a purpose. Maybe there is something behind it. Just wait and see

21. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

it doesn't need a purpose...not only does the edge freshen up the slate form factor but it's the only way to make large screen devices narrow and easy for one handed use like the S7 edge being as narrow as the people can complain about the edge all they want..the device has already been mass produced. The edges on the note aren't even as steep as the ones on he edge anyway and the device has a larger back curve as well.

28. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

its quite.useless to have bigger screen if you end not fully using it at all time. took a s7 edgebput.ot.side by side with a g5 and opened a webpage... looked same size to me so plz.stop with those excuses

33. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

It does have a purpose, an excuse to jack up the price by a hundred dollars on an already expensive phone. I have a note 4, the last true note imo.

23. Papa_Ji

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

11. Emmanuelz

Posts: 222; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

This phone is turning out to be delicious

12. asirfaysal

Posts: 98; Member since: Jul 19, 2016

apple should learn something from their rival.

29. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Yes they should but Tim Cook has brains of a turtle slooooooow to make something impressive besides the same thing just a plus model?? Big deal this is the year for Samsung it's the lucky number 777 S7 S7 edge note 7 Apple uhhhhh hmmmm ... Won't go there

13. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014


30. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Orgasm beyond that but I'm ready for the note 7

31. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Repost only you would have a orgasm on this?? Not me .. Have you gotten laid at all to get excited over a phone?? My last post i screwed up its beyond orgasm but not in the way you have it!!

35. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Will you do me a favor to shut the f**k up than to talk like a whiny bitch? Seriously you're getting into my nerves now.

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