Last week was an exciting week for news about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 7 – only very few websites are still reporting about this phone under the name of Galaxy Note 6 so the Note 7 seems a sure thing. In case you missed last week’s news whirlwind we are rounding up all the most exciting updates.
A lot of speculation has been going around about the phone’s screen. Images leaked by @OnLeaks seem to confirm that the Note 7 will come with an iris scanner for extra security. This seems like a likely step for Samsung, a company that loves standing out from the crowd. Now that every mobile phone producer and their mother are including fingerprint sensor it makes sense for Samsung to take it a step further add something straight out of sci-fi.
At the same time it seems that Samsung is also sticking to a winning formula: after the Galaxy S6 and S7 Edge we now know that the Galaxy Note 7 will also be featuring Samsung’s signature Edge screen. We made our Olixar cases available for pre-order on our website this past week, showing off the Note 7’s curved design. This isn’t the first time that Olixar is one of the first to preview their case designs and this time it is in the form of the new NovaShield case, a combination of robust TPU with a hardened polycarbonate frame. The cases feature a classy leather-style or a sleek carbon fibre design that compliments the Note 7’s look and will keep all its exciting new features safe from small drops and bumps.
As for the color, noted leaker @evleaks shared images of the Note 7 in Black Onyx, Silver Titanium, and Blue Coral, meaning Samsung is offering a limited range of colors (for now) but also introducing a new color in the form of Blue Coral.
From renders of the Note 7 that were made available when the Olixar Curved Glass Screen Protector became available for pre-order we could make out that the Note 7 will sporting a USB Type-C port. This means that the Galaxy Note 7 will be the first of the Samsung phablets to make this change. This means that buyers will either have to switch cables or invest in a Micro USB to USB-C adapter.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is due to be released in the beginning of August. Until that time we will undoubtedly see more leaks, more cases, and more accessories become available.