The Galaxy Note 7 moniker has been used here quite a bit, particularly since Samsung made its decision to leap from 6 to 7 and bring the Note line up to the same marketing number as the Galaxy S line this year. We’ve already seen Evan Blass leak the Galaxy Note 7 front and back in what has become a favorite press release photo, showing three colors, with the dual-edge design and the interesting iris scanner that’s headed to the imminent device, but now, we have the first real-time photo of the Galaxy Note 7 out in the wild to match the first one.
The photo, coming from TechTastic, shows the device as Blass has leaked it, with the iris scanner that matches the leaked Note 7 panel (what we can call the first Galaxy Note 7 panel to arise) and features the dual edge design. In what has become nothing short of the obvious, the dual edge design here shows that the Galaxy Note 7 will have a curved design, aligning with phone cases that have surfaced showing protection for the same. The phone itself matches the Black Onyx color that will be one of three colors for the upcoming device, The phone in the photo looks legit, and has the long or more tall design that is characteristic of the Galaxy Note series. If you’ve used both, it’s hard to argue that this is a Galaxy S7 edge photo in disguise.
There isn’t much to tell about the photo, except to say that it’s the first real image of the phone we’ve seen. At any rate, we’ve seen photos like this before that have been confirmed when Samsung announced them — so we advise you to take this image seriously. With regard to specs, we’ve covered that the Galaxy Note 7 will feature a 5.7-inch, dual edge Super AMOLED display, with a Quad HD resolution (2,560 x 1,440p), Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 SoC/Exynos 8893 SoC (depending on region) with 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM, 64/128/256GB of storage (yes, 64GB of minimum storage, the 32GB is out), with a USB Type-C port, a revamped TouchWiz “Grace” UX, new Gear VR headset compatibility (and, of course, a new handset), a hybrid UFS/microSD card slot with a price tag of €849 in what could be the Korean giant’s costliest phone yet. A 3,600mAh battery could be housed within the handset.
Qualcomm has just announced its high-end Snapdragon 821 processor, just in time to confirm the latest leaked specs from China, though a Verizon USA variant with the Snapdragon 820 SoC has appeared in Geekbench — which was perhaps nothing more than early device testing prior to the Qualcomm announcement.
The Galaxy Note 7 will be unveiled on August 2nd, at which point Samsung will make everything plain.