Samsung works on a dual flagship basis each year now, and 2016 is the year where they consolidate the model number for the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S series. The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge have already been released earlier this year, and now we have the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 that will succeed the Galaxy Note 5. This is done in order to make it easier for everyone to keep pace with the latest Galaxy Note and Galaxy S models in the market.
Speculated Galaxy Note 7 Release Date: August 2
The Galaxy Note 7 is all set for an August 2nd release, which is just a few days away. This has led to many leaks of the upcoming flagship phablet, and we do know that as the purported release date arrives closer, you can be sure that there will be even more leaks. After all, social media is a platform where hot stories spread like wildfire.
We do look forward to a formal announcement of the Galaxy Note 7’s release this August 2nd, where it should hit the markets on August 19th. Do expect to see it made available on all major carriers like T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon In onyx, silver titanium, and blue coral shades.
Samsung Cloud Is Very Real
Samsung and Apple have long been competitors in the consumer electronics industry, and it does not look as though their rivalry is about to cool off anytime soon. With cloud services being a vital offering for many, Samsung too, wants to jump aboard the bandwagon with the Samsung Cloud service -- which one is able to assume that this will be Samsung competitor against Apple’s iCloud service.
Apparently, the simply named Samsung Cloud will do pretty much what other cloud services do, that is, to back up your data anytime, anywhere. Samsung Cloud will be inseparable from the handset itself, so you will be able to enjoy 5GB of free storage to start off with. While it is not much, it should still be adequate for documents and other small files, and perhaps a handful of important photos, but you should not use it as your primary backup solution.
It remains to be seen whether Samsung Cloud has anything to do with whispers of “Samsung Cloud Together” which made its rounds less than a month ago.
It also seems as though the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is able to transform any video into an animated GIF with but a single tap. This is great for those who are extremely active on social media sites, such as Vine, where they can then post up shorts of a particular incident that was captured in video, without having to go through the hassle of post-video processing. Of course, we are talking about just a few seconds of video here as opposed to minutes on end.
Hardware Details: Gorilla Glass 5, Curved Edges
One major plus point in the Galaxy Note 5 would be the Edge feature, and thankfully, all Edge features that users have come to know and love can be found on the upcoming Galaxy Note 7. As evident in numerous leaks, the display will feature curves on both sides as opposed to one, and there will be no flat model, just like how Evan Blass mentioned. Not only that, the recently announced Gorilla Glass 5 will also make a debut here.
Not only that, the Galaxy Note 7 is also said to ship with a USB-C to microUSB adapter. This will enable users to juice up their Note 7 via legacy microUSB chargers, not to mention make use of microUSB accessories should they want to do so.
In order to keep up with the older Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, the Galaxy Note 7 will be waterproof as well -- although this does not mean that you can bring it with you on your scuba diving expeditions, but rather, should not be afraid of it being splashed or dunked from time to time.
Not only that, it seems that the Samsung S Pen too, will be water resistant, where it is capable of functioning just as well when the handset is underwater or is wet. Instant translation is also touted to be another feature worth taking note of, pardon the pun, where you can use the S Pen to write notes which are then translated automatically into another designated language.
A summary of the independently confirmed hardware specifications for the Galaxy Note 7 are :-
- 5.7-inch QHD AMOLED display
- Gorilla Glass 5
- IP68 water and dust resistance
- Iris scanner, fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, and proximity sensors
- 12MP camera at the back
- 5MP selfie camera
- USB Type-C
- Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
- Bluetooth/WiFi B/G/N/AC connectivity
- NFC support
- 3,500 mAh battery