So some of the rumours have been right after all, which bodes well for the accuracy of other reports. We’re talking, of course, about Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 which was supposed to be revealed in August this year. Samsung have confirmed via Twitter that their Unpacked 2016 event will be taking place on 2 August, and all but confirmed that the new Note will be a Note 7. They haven’t confirmed whether we’re going to see the handset/s they reveal launching shortly afterwards. We’ll get to that soon enough.
— Samsung Mobile (@SamsungMobile) July 12, 2016
The event will be kicking off in New York, as expected, and we’ve already had an extensive look at what Samsung has in store for fans. A curved, 5.7-inch or 5.8-inch Super AMOLED will be the most prominent feature, while the company looks to be putting Qualcomm Snapdragon (the 821) and Exynos 8893 chips into the new Note 7 as well.
6GB of RAM, storage starting at 64GB and ending at 256GB (with space for microSD additions) and a reprise of the Galaxy S7’s excellent 12MP camera are also on the cards for the Galaxy Note 7. What isn’t going to be happening is a non-curved screen edition, according to most reports.
Some more esoteric features, like an IP68 rating and an iris scanner, in addition to a fingerprint sensor, are thought to be launching with the Note 7 as well. Samsung haven’t dropped any confirmation hints on the specs yet but we’re sure that we’ve got most of it taped already. We’ll have our eyes peeled on 2 August anyway, in case there are any surprises.
Source: Samsung (Twitter)