A Galaxy Note 7 teaser provided some big details earlier this morning and a new report is further busting the case wide open. When the Note 7 drops next month, there won’t be much for Samsung to say—we’ll already know basically everything about the device before the Korean company takes the stage at an event on Aug. 2.
According to TalkAndroid, citing an anonymous source, the Note 7 Edge will feature a curved screen that’s toned down compared to Samsung’s earlier devices. Apparently, the display will “reach a comfortable spot for consumers,” similar to what Samsung introduced with the S7 Edge a few months ago. The screen will measure in at 5.7-inches, feature Gorilla Glass 5, and bezels that are virtually nonexistent,” TalkAndroid said.
The rear of the device is expected to feature a slight curve, similar to the Galaxy S7, and complete water resistance, even when the S Pen is in use. The accessory, according to the report, will get new capabilities, such as the ability to act as a magnifying glass and real-time translator; the device’s Always-On Display will allegedly support S Pen, too, allowing users to quickly take notes and keep them there at all times.
Additionally, the report reiterates the Note 7 will support iris scanning, USB-C, a 12-megapixel camera with Dual Pixel technology, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage as standard, and a version of TouchWiz similar to what we saw leaked in June. The report also claims the device’s Quad HD screen can be scaled down to 720p for the purposes of saving battery. One bit of bad news is that the Note 7 apparently won’t work with older Gear VR headsets, so you’ll have to get the new one Samsung announces next week.
Based on that report, we’re not expecting the Note 7 to feature any major surprises. The device will no doubt be Samsung’s best smartphone yet, a much more refined version of what we saw last year. We’ll know more on Aug. 2 when Samsung hold its Note 7 event.