Evan Blass confirms next Galaxy Note’s name, specs, and iris scanner

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The one and only Evan Blass shared what we should expect from the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 7 that should be launching sometime this summer.

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On Saturday, Blass sent out a series of tweets containing details regarding the next Galaxy Note that Samsung would probably prefer to keep hidden until the day the phone goes public.

The source claims that the Galaxy Note 7 will ship with a 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560×1440) Super AMOLED display, which is nothing different than the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note 5 from 2014 and 2015, respectively. Samsung is sticking with a working formula for the next Galaxy Note’s display.

Other specifications shared by him include 64GB of internal storage along with a microSD card slot, a 12MP rear camera, a 5MP front camera, and IP68 certification. A bunch of these items can be found in this year’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. So Samsung is taking the best from its best phones and applying those things to the Galaxy Note 7.

So what’s truly new? An iris scanner. We’ve long heard that Samsung would implement an authenticating technology capable of looking into your eyes, but it’s never actually made it to the public. Finally, with the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung is apparently ready to move forward with an iris scanner.

Blass notes the phone is going to be available in blue, silver, and blue variants.

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At this point, it appears that Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 7 (and possibly the Galaxy Note 7 Edge) at an event held on August 2 in New York City. A report from ETNews says the company already has phones in production for a global release the same day of the launch.

Source: Evan Blass (Twitter)


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