This is what we would like to see from Samsung's Galaxy Note 7

Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy Note 7 on August 2nd and so in preparation, we wrote a small wish-list of features that we would like the device to pack if it is to be the best Note device ever.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will, in all likelihood feature a sleek design, a range of user friendly features and connectivity standards to let users make the most of its capabilities in the future.

Here are a list of premium features that we expect Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 to launch with:

Iris scanner

Among the pretty new features that may debut with Galaxy Note 7 could be an Iris scanner, a spec being rumoured to feature in Samsung's devices ever since the days of the Galaxy S5. A more secure means of authentication, the Iris scanner in Galaxy Note 7 will let you unlock it or even perform transactions on the device by simply scanning your eye.

IP 68 rating

Both Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices came with sturdy IP68 dustproof and water-proof rating, a feature that allows the phones to stay alive even after they are kept submerged under a metre of water for as long as half an hour. That being said, there's no reason why the larger Galaxy Note 7 shouldn't be as sturdy and damage proof as well, given its expected price tag.

Expandable memory

One of the major reasons why Galaxy S6, despite its lovely design, failed to lure in too many buyers was the lack of expandable storage, one of those features which Samsung took from Apple to its own detriment. Having learnt its lessons, Samsung introduced a MicroSD slot in Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, resulting in sales catapulting upwards and onwards and the company leaving Apple far behind in terms of number of devices sold across the world.

Unlike the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, which were marketed purely as high intensity multimedia devices with great new features to let you connect with friends and family, Galaxy Note 7 will be as helpful for business users as well. It is thus a no-brainer that the device may feature a MicroSD slot. A 2TB one would just be perfect.

Security features

Samsung recently rolled out July Security Maintenance Release for Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ handsets comes along with updates for the latest Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge handsets as well. One of the vulnerabilities which Samsung aims to fix with the updates is a critical error which allows malicious programmes to invade a handset's shared memory through the Jack audio service. Given that malware, ransomware and other malicious programmes are becoming increasingly powerful with the passage of time, OEMs like Samsung have to release security patches introduced by Google as soon as possible to prevent security and privacy of device users to be compromised.

With the Galaxy Note 7 set to be used frequently by business users and may contain confidential company data, it will be essential for Samsung to roll out security patches frequently to address existing issues. To begin with, end to end encryption of contacts, messages, e-mails and calls would give a lot of confidence to business users who may otherwise go for other devices with stronger security settings.


Even though Galaxy Note 7 may contain a number of features, what will make it sell the most will be its looks and design concept. As per Phone Radar, the new Y-OCTA film previously featured in the Galaxy S7 Edge under its curved display and helped with touch recognition. However, the film will be attached via electrodes to the glass screen in Galaxy Note 7 and will thus make the display slimmer than those in previous Note devices. As such, the slimmer display will make the device even slimmer than the Galaxy Note 5.

Recently, 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.

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