Note 7 prototype leaks again, flaunts iris scanner and a TouchWiz boot

Note 7 prototype leaks again, flaunts iris scanner and a TouchWiz boot
Yesterday, we were treated to a leaked photo of what looked like a prototype Galaxy Note 7, complete with the test unit number at the top. The image depicted a tallish phablet with curved edge display, and Samsung's signature home key underneath it. 

Today, a few more images from the eventual Note 7 prototype have surfaced, and they show the working prototype with what seems to be a TouchWiz overlay low battery warning notifications. We can also see more clearly all the openings above the display, confirming that there might indeed be an extra set of sensors or cameras for iris scanning on the right of the earpiece slit. On the left we seemingly have the usual set of a front-facing cam, light and proximity sensors, but those two openings on the right are something else, which could only be an iris scanner, as we explain in detail here.

As a reminder, the Note 7 will most likely be announced August 2, and should sport a Snapdragon 821 or Exynos chipsets, 5.8" Quad HD AMOLED screen, 4/6 GB of RAM, and the same Dual Pixel camera that is on the Galaxy S7 edge. The S Pen stylus would be taught new tricks, and the Note 7 could start off north of $800 - that's most of what we know for now.

source: @stagueve

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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. oister85

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

I hope invisible shield is ready for its curved screen protector.

2. Bjorn

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

I'm a bit confused, some leaks show the Samsung logo and a higher top bazels, this leak comes in with no logo and short top bazel. Legit?

3. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I hope the final version doesn't have the logo on the front IMO it looks so much better and cleaner without it


Posts: 107; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

there could be many version of Note 7. in the past Galaxy S6 or Note 4 if i remember correctly had a Japanese version without logo.

11. chaosnightmare

Posts: 182; Member since: May 20, 2010

This model corresponds to the front panel that leaked before with five openings on top instead of three and no samsung logo, if you also take into account the curved glass the screen could easily achieve the 6" mark in the note 5 footprint this other leak with the samsung logo is more likely to be aroud the so called 5.8" size Both of them look pretty much legit, but my bet is that the phone without the logo is a mere prototype.

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The article said its a prototype. did you not see that?

4. Bjorn

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Sure thing, it's just hard to believe all this different leaks, but I'm pretty much confident that Samsung won't drop the logo.

6. sissy246

Posts: 7065; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Why should they remove the logo. Does Ford ,Dodge or Chevrolet remover there's, no

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Dumb analogy. Some OEMs don't place a logo on the front of the phone at all and put it on the back of the phone. At least you tried.

8. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Still better than when VZW put their logo on the home button of the Note 2. I wasn't into Phabs then but if I were that alone almost would've been a reason not to get it.

10. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

Why no one complaint Sony logo?

9. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

This month can't go by fast enough. Family coming to GA from Cali at the end of the month & this phone being announced & available next month. Can't wait!

13. sissy246

Posts: 7065; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Sorry off topic I am from California and I hate when people say Cali, lol it's California lol I know I know lol Ok back on topic lol

14. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Lol. I'm from California too, that's why I said it. But here in GA when people ask me where I'm from I say Los Angeles.

15. Fonatic

Posts: 70; Member since: May 23, 2016 sound like party......

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