More Details Leak for Samsung Galaxy Note 7, New Gear VR Version


The list of leaks just keeps growing for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The next iteration of Samsung's popular "phablet" is allegedly arriving on August 19—at T-Mobile, at least. It's likely that the smartphone will hit other carriers around that same time, too, but we don't have any specific details on that just yet.

However, we do know a lot about what the phone will look like, as well as what's expected to be inside of it. That's all thanks to a big batch of leaks from 9to5Google, which have since been corroborated by other sources speaking to famed smartphone detail leaker Onleaks. And if you're considering picking up the Galaxy Note 7 but are still on the fence about virtual reality, Samsung has another surprise in store for you, too.

First, the smartphone. According to reports, The Galaxy Note 7 will have a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display running a resolution of 1440x2560. It's expected to come in a form factor with the following dimensions: 153.5mm by 73.9mm by 7.9mm (length, width, and height, respectively). The Galaxy Note 7 will have a 12MP rear camera that can shoot 4K videos (and has built-in image stabilization features), as well as a 5MP front-facing camera for your selfies.

Internal specs include 64GB of onboard storage and 4GB of memory. It's likely that you'll be able to pick up the Galaxy Note 7 in different storage configurations, but we have yet to hear specifics about that (or how it would affect the smartphone's price). We don't yet know the specific processor to be found in the Galaxy Note 7, but rumors have suggested a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 823 chip, or possibly even the more recent 821 quad-core chip. You might even see an Exynos chip of some sort, or possibly even different chip configurations depending on the various regions where the smartphone will launch.

The Galaxy Note 7 is expected to have a USB-C port for charging and data transfers, as well as a 3,500 mAh battery (which you may or may not be able to remove and replace). Buyers are expected to get a USB-C to microUSB adapter as well, in case they need (or prefer) to use older charging cables and plugs with their new smartphone. You'll also find an iris scanner built into the Galaxy Note 7—a very Mission Impossible-esque way to authenticate into one's device, we presume.

Samsung will also be releasing a new iteration of its Gear VR headset in conjunction with the Galaxy Note 7. It'll have a larger field-of-view than today's Gear VR headset (110 degrees versus 96 or so) and have a USB-C port for connecting up your brand-new Galaxy Note 7.

Expect to see Samsung's official announcement about the Galaxy Note 7 toward the beginning of August, if current rumors prove true. And, yes, Samsung is still sticking with the "seven" naming even though there was no Galaxy Note 6.

"First and foremost though, you might be curious as to why it's called Galaxy Note7 instead of Galaxy Note6. There are a couple reasons why. First, the Galaxy Note7 will complement our Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, and unify our product portfolio. Second, the Galaxy Note7 will minimize confusion about the latest mobile technology from Samsung, and provide full alignment with Galaxy S smartphone," reads an earlier announcement from Samsung.

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