Samsung Galaxy Note 7: All we know right now

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 will launch early in August and given that Galaxy Note fans in the UK couldn't get their hands on the Note 5, they should expect a much-improved and beautifully designed phablet once it gets released.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is expected to incorporate a range of new features like a 6GB RAM, a Dual Pixel camera, rugged design and many more.

Among the prettiest features that Galaxy Note 7 is expected to launch with is an IP68 waterproof and dustproof rating. Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge also feature IP68 ratings and can stay submerged under five feet of water for as long as 30 minutes without getting damaged. If the Note 7 comes with the feature, you won't run the risk of watching your expensive phablet getting damaged if you happen to dunk it in a bucket of water.

As for its looks, the Galaxy Note 7 will bring in a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display, as big as the one in Nexus 6P and as bright as the one in the Galaxy S7. Typical of Galaxy Note devices, it will have a broader appearance than its Galaxy S7 cousins but we aren't sure if it will be as thin. Last week, popular leakster Evan Blass leaked out a few images of the Galaxy Note 7, revealing an uncomplicated design with the home button doubling up as a fingerprint sensor, the display curving slightly at the edges and the back of the phablet holding a neatly-designed rear camera lens and LED flash. As per Blass, you will be able to choose from Black Onyx, Silver Titanium and Blue Coral colour options. Sadly, a Rose Gold variant won't happen this time.

In terms of internal architecture, the jury is still out on whether Galaxy Note 7 will feature a Qualcomm chip or if it will sport an Exynos one. While it is possible that the phablet, like its Galaxy S7 cousins, may launch with both chipsets in different regions, our vote is on the recently-launched Snapdragon 821 SoC which boasts 10 per cent more power that Snapdragon 820 which currently powers almost all flagship phones launched this year. Galaxy Note 7 may also launch with Samsung's new 6GB DDR4 RAM which is based on a revolutionary 10nm chip and will come with advanced energy-saving features.

The primary rear camera in Galaxy Note 7 will be a 12-megapixel one with Dual Pixel technology. The technology is also present in the Galaxy S7 and lets you capture brighter and sharper images than usual, even in low light conditions. The technology also allows for a brighter lens with a wider aperture, bigger pixels, better autofocus and faster shutter speed. As per Evan Blass, the front camera in Galaxy Note 7 will be a 5-megapixel one.

Apart from these impressive specifications, Galaxy Note 7 is also expected to arrive as a single-storage variant with 64GB of on-board storage and will also feature a MicroSD slot if you need more. Overall, the phablet will be a perfect competitor to most flagship phones but given its size and scope, could be more expensive and its pricing might turn out to be a major factor behind its success.

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