A leak emerging out of multiple sources has confirmed a few hardware details of the upcoming #GalaxyNote7 flagship. This was to be expected as we’re less than a week away from the arrival of the handset. It is said that the leak comes from a reliable source who has actually seen the device, so it’s as legit as it can get.
The leak reveals that Samsung will introduce its own cloud storage service known as Samsung Cloud, with 5GB of free storage offered to new buyers of the phone. Further, the handset is confirmed to be sporting a USB Type-C port. In order to not alienate those with an abundance of micro USB charging cables, Samsung will also offer a USB C to micro USB adapter (with the phone) which should let you charge the device using older cables as well. This explains why Samsung didn’t implement USB C with the Galaxy S7 and the S7 edge.
The 5.7-inch Quad HD curved edge display is said to be accompanied by Corning’s freshly announced Gorilla Glass 5, which should ensure added durability on the new flagship. The source has mentioned that the smartphone will be officially available for purchase on August 19 (on T-Mobile anyway), following the August 2 announcement.
The rest of the hardware specs are as follows:
- 12-megapixel rear camera
- 5-megapixel front camera
- Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
- 3,500 mAh battery
- Iris scanner, fingerprint scanner
- IP68 certified water/dust resistant