Up until recently, the Galaxy Note 7 has been merely a rumor. However, Samsung recently scheduled its Unpacked 2016 event for August 2. In the invite, Samsung made it clear that the next Galaxy Note would be the Galaxy Note 7. Not only that, but the invite clearly shows off silhouettes of a bunch of the S-Pen.
Now, we’re seeing that the upcoming handset is getting closer and closer to a release, as FCC documentation notes that all US models of the Note 7 have been approved.
Specifically, the FCC has certified model numbers SM-N930V, SM-N930A, SM-N930P, SM-N930T, SM-N930R4 and SM-N930W8.
As far as specifications go, we’re expecting the Note 7 to be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 821 processor paired with 6GB of RAM. It’ll likely swap out the Qualcomm processor for Samsung’s own Exynos 8893 unit in select markets.
In addition to that, we’re expecting to see some sort of iris tracking technology as well as the heavily rumored Smart Glow feature, which would act as a notification ring around the rear camera. A redesigned S-Pen and some new and helpful Air Command features are on the docket as well.
Unfortunately, we’re not expecting to see Android Nougat ship with this device, as it still has a little bit to go before an official launch. It’s likely that the latest version of Marshmallow will be loaded on the handset at launch, with plans to update to Nougat at a later date.
With a little less than a month to go until an announcement, we won’t have to wait long to get the official scoop on what the Galaxy Note 7 is all about. What do you want to see in Samsung’s latest Note device?