Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Coming On August 2nd As Iris Scanning Rumors Surface


As Summers have set in, Samsung's finally confirmed the launch date of its highly hyped Galaxy Note 7. A rather interesting change on this year's launch from the Korean manufacturer is on the device's name, with the Note 7 skipping a digit. While last year's Note launch from the company came with the title 'Note 5', this year, we'll be getting the Note 7, putting the device nicely in line with the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge launched earlier this year.


Samsung Sends Out Invites For Galaxy Note 7 Launch Set To Take Place On August 2nd

When it comes to the Galaxy Note 7, the rumor mill's been more than generous about its specifications and features. Courtesy of information so far, the device will feature quite a few upgrades from last year's offering by Samsung. For starters, the Note 7 is expected to come with an all new processor from Qualcomm's end, that's expected to further build on the Snapdragon 820 launched by the US chipmaking giant on the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge.

In addition, not only will the Note 7 is expected to add updates to the Snapdragon lineup, but its also expected to come with an upgraded Exynos 8890 from Samsung. Given that the Exynos has managed to out perform nearly every processor out there, we're very interested to see how these rumors materialize from Samsung's end this year. Furthermore, the Note 7 should also be expected to come with a thinner form factor and feature incremental design upgrades from the Note 5, the most important of which will be increased radians for both of its edges.

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Samsung's launch event for the Note 7 will be taking place on the 2nd of August and should give the device some time to build its bases before Apple launches the iPhone 7 Plus in September. The event will be taking place simultaneously in both London and Rio de Janeiro at 4pm and noon respectively. It'll also take place in New York City at 11:00 am EDT, and you'll also be able to livestream it on the Samsung's official sources.

The Note 7 is expected to bring a couple of new features to the platform, which include Vulcan API support, an improved S-Pen and quite possibly Iris scanning as well. We're particularly interested in the Iris scanning rumor as it should undoubtedly propel biometric recognition on mobile devices to the next level. Given that Samsung's got almost unlimited R&D resources at its disposal, the feature doesn't sound that improbable on the device; but we've seen similar rumors surface previously for quite a few devices as well. Things should become clear over the next couple of weeks. Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned for the latest.