For the past couple of years now, Samsung has been using flexible displays in their flagship devices, starting with the Galaxy Note Edge a couple of years ago. Since then, we've seen the Galaxy S line, with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7 launch with curved displays. Now, it looks like the Galaxy Note is to regain a curved display, with the Galaxy Note 7 to feature a 5.8-inch curved display, similar to the Galaxy S7 Edge, according to a new report. Whether or not there will be two versions of the upcoming Galaxy Note 7 is unclear, but looks like the Edge is definitely making a return.
According to a report from GSMHelpDesk out of the Netherlands, the upcoming Galaxy Note 7 is rumored to be launching with a healthy 6GB of RAM, a more powerful Exynos 8-series CPU as well as a USB Type-C port and more. Keeping inline with the Galaxy S7 series launched earlier this year, the Galaxy Note 7 is set to launch with a similar 12-megapixel camera, retaining the same dual-pixel autofocus and so on. Keeping everything running is set to be a sizeable 4,000 mAh battery, which should certainly do the job for a full day and beyond, being larger than the 3,000 in the Galaxy S7 Edge. We've heard a lot about the Galaxy Note 7 already, and it seems as though it could ship with some sort of Iris scanner, as well as IP68 certification for water and dust resistance.
It's often expected for Samsung's Galaxy Note line to share common DNA with the Galaxy S line of devices, and it appears as though this year will be no different. Pricing is rumored to start at €799, roughly $900 or so, and a launch is slated for the beginning of August, a lot sooner than we might have first thought. Even so, these are just rumors right now and while there's always the opportunity to draw a parallel with last year's release timing of the Galaxy Note 5, Samsung could have a surprise up their sleeve. With the device rumored to be hitting shelves later in August, Samsung could be looking to repeat their speedy turnaround from announcement to launch that they did with the Galaxy S7 back in March.