- Image leak shows off iris scanner in the front
- The Galaxy Note7 will also sport a dual-edged screen
- The Unpacked event is set for August 2
Samsung is set to host its Galaxy Note Unpacked 2016 event next month where it will launch its latest phablet flagship – the Galaxy Note7. Leaks have left little to imagination, and now a fresh one also tips the phablet’s water-resistant build. There’s also a live photo leaked separately reiterating the design and form of the phablet.
A Zauba listing (via Motog3.com) details a Samsung smartphone with model number SM-N930F (thought to be the Galaxy Note7) to be dust and water resistant. The SM-N930F model number has been widely associated with the phablet in past leaks as well. There is also a separate live photo leak revealing the front of the phablet in full glory.
The image shows the additional sensors at the top of the display panel, previously speculated to contain the iris scanner, and the dual-edge display is also confirmed again. This year, Samsung is ditching the flat design altogether, and unveiling only a dual-edged variant exclusively with theSamsung Galaxy Note7. Samsung has even skipped a numeral this year to unify its product portfolio with its flagship Galaxy ‘S’ series, and avoid any confusion to its customers.
The Galaxy Note 5 last year did not have an Edge variant as companion, reportedly due to some technical issues with implementation of the S Pen stylus on the curved display variant. However, Samsung seems to have resolved all those issues and is anticipated to include an Edge display technology on its upcoming Galaxy Note7.
Samsung is also expected to finally adopt the USB Type-C port with its latest phablet flagship. As we mentioned, it is also expected to introduce an iris scanner that will enable the Galaxy Note7 to be unlocked just by the user looking at it. Several leaks hint at a 6-inch QHD Super Amoled dual-edge display; three inbuilt storage options – 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB (with the choice to expand as well); a 12-megapixel rear camera; 5-megapixel front camera, and a 3600mAh battery. The Galaxy Note Unpacked 2016 event is set to begin at 8.30pm IST on August 2, and will be hosted in New York, Rio de Janeiro, and London simultaneously.