Samsung will be launching next smartphone in its Note series – the Samsung Galay Note7 – on Tuesday, and as per reports, the company will be bundling it alongside 5GB of free storage on its yet-to-be announced cloud backup service for phones and tablets called Samsung Cloud. Another report contains leaked images of both the Galaxy Note7, and the recently tipped near Gear VR headset.
According to a report by 9to5Google, which cites a person claimed to have actually seen the actual device, Samsung will be announce its cloud service along with the launch of Galaxy Note7. The report further says that the smartphone will feature recently announced Gorilla Glass 5 protected 5.7-inch QHD Amoled screen.
According to the site’s source, the phone will not have a flat-screen variant and will come with dual edge display (as tipped earlier), similar to what we’ve seen on Galaxy S7 Edge. The phone will be up for sale on T-Mobile from August 19. An earlier leak indicated the smartphone would go on sale in South Korean on the same day as the announcement..
The report also tips the Galaxy Note7 will come with a USB Type-C to Micro-USB adapter in the box, to help users continue to utilise Micro-USB cables for charging and data transfer if required.
Note7 is is widely expected to be waterproof after a recent advertisement for the phone strongly suggested the feature, but the site says that it has been told now that the Samsung S Pen is also water resistant and even works when the phone is wet or underwater.
“Our source also says that the S Pen will also be able to write notes that automatically translate into other languages,” the report says. The site says that it has confirmed the presence of Iris scanner and fingerprint scanner from independent sources.
Another notable feature suggested by the report on the software front is that the phone will be able to convert any video into a gif image with just a tap.
Galaxy Note7 is expected to feature IP68 water and dust resistance. The phone is also reported to have a 3500mAh battery. In terms of optics, the smartphone is expected to have a 5-megapixel front and a 12-megapixel rear camera. It is also widely expected to sport a iris scanner, come with a USB Type-C port, run on Android 6.0.1, and ship in Onyx, Silver Titanium, and Blue Coral colour variants – details that were all ‘confirmed’ by the 9to5Google report as well.
In the meanwhile, French website Nowhereelse has posted several leaked render images of the Galaxy Note7 and the recently tipped new Gear VR headset. The images match previously-leaked render images.
A couple of weeks ago, it was reported by Sammobile that Samsung filed a trademark for “Samsung Cloud Together” at the European Union Intellectual Property Office and that the company could soon introduce the cloud storage service for its smartphones and tablets.