Many people are waiting for the Next Big Thing from Samsung – the Galaxy Note 6, or most likely Galaxy Note 7 – due to arrive in August. Rumors are at an all-time high as June quickly approaches and most likely, by the time the Galaxy Note 7 arrives we will know it inside and out. One of the most interesting aspects of the new device is that Samsung may go back to an ‘Edge’ variation on the Galaxy Note 7 and others are predicting either a straight edged version or an edged version, but not both variants. Based on some information on an import listing discovered by our source, it appears that a Galaxy Note 7 Edge version is in the works.
This 'sort of' proof provided by a customs import listing on the Zauba website shows the potential for a curved display version of the Galaxy Note 7. The actual phone has not entered India – this is a metal mask that used on the production line – and its model number gives us pause that could indeed be the curved Galaxy Note 7 Edge. The production mask is numbered SM-N935G. That fits the current pattern of the current models – the Galaxy Note 5 is SM-N920, the Galaxy S7 is SM-G930, and the Galaxy S7 Edge is SM-G935. It is only logical that the new Galaxy Note would be named SM-N935. This extrapolation is the thought process of our source, and as such, understand it is a rumor - not fact.
We are anticipating many other Galaxy Note 7 features, including a 5.8-inch QHD display for the regular Galaxy Note 7 and 5.9-inches for the Edge version. The processor will most likely be a Snapdragon 820 (rumors are that the Snapdragon 823 may sneak in) or the Exynos 8890. We are relatively confident that 6GB of DDR4 RAM will reside inside and that there will be a 64GB or 128GB model offered with the ability to expand that via a microSD card. The primary camera will most likely be the same 12MP shooter found in the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge and the same 5MP front-facing camera for selfies and video chatting, although we expect updated camera software. Some rumors have the Galaxy Note 7 getting even a larger – 14MP or 16MP – sensor, but nothing is confirmed. The battery will be at minimum a 3100mAh, and we can expect an IP68 certification for dust and water resistance.