With a mere fortnight separating us from the release of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 (that’s right – it’s so cool, it skipped the 6 altogether!), the anticipation is getting everybody pretty worked up. What will the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 be like? The countdown to the release has seen a drip-feed of leaked information online, revealing to readers everywhere that there would be some pioneering features on the Note 7 to get excited about. Just yesterday, the news broke of even more exciting additions to look forward to. So, what’s going to define the Galaxy Note 7 as the next amazing phablet?
Galaxy Note 7 Screen and Stylus
Something of a Samsung staple now is that gorgeous curved AMOLED screen. Well, it’s in attendance, but it’s pushing the barrel out onto Phablet turf, stretching to an incredible 5.7 inches! Making the most of screen space and the least of bodywork, the Note 7 is all about an awesome viewing experience. But on top of this, comes an accessory many have been waiting for… the S-Pen Stylus. Sadly, not everybody was blessed with thin or pointed thumbs, and find the recurrence of wrongly-selected options rather frustrating. Blessedly, the Stylus is here to save us all, thin-thumbed or otherwise. As if that weren’t enough screen-action for you, the Note 7 is also rumoured to have the always-on display as made famous by the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, which still shows time and notifications, even when the battery is dead!
Choice of Colours
As the US release of the Note 5 formerly proved, additional colour options may creep out when least expected, and there may be new colours leaked or announced between now and August 2. But as it stands, there are a nice array of colours, consisting of Black Onyx, Silver Titanium and, most exciting of all, Blue Coral. This colour is quite unlike any model seen before, and is a really nice change from the standard black, white or silver.
Will the Note 7 have an Iris Scanner?
As yet unconfirmed, the Galaxy Note 7 is rumoured to feature one of the coolest modern additions to be thought up… an iris scanner! Of course, as this has yet to be verified by any official source, it is not a certainty, but has the potential to become the next phase of phone ID security, currently dominated by fingerprint scanning. The day that you unlock your phone with the blink of an eye could be just two weeks away!
Again, this has not been confirmed by Samsung, and there has been some speculation over the likelihood of USB C-type ports being incorporated into the Note 7. This type of USB has the added benefit of speedier charging, which would definitely complete a more efficient package. However, Samsung previously cast doubt on these plans, recognising that the majority were still happy with the versatile mini USB, so this could go either way.
Whether or not the majority of these speculations come to pass, the Galaxy Note 7 is definitely set to push the boundaries and show you more features and functions that you’ll soon find you can’t live without. Circle August 2nd with big red marker on your calendar, folks!