The FCC recently approved 6 models of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Samsung’s new flagship phablet is set to be launched in an event to be held in New York on 2nd August.
Judging by the rumored release date, the Galaxy Note 7 will be released one month earlier than its predecessors (previous Note series devices were launched in October). The consequence will an early market release in all regions in the world.
According to GalaxyClub, the Galaxy Note 7 variants approved by the FCC are SM-N930V headed for Verizon, SM-N930T for T-Mobile, SM-N930A for AT&T, SM-N930P for Sprint’s networks and SM-N930R4 for U.S. Cellular. FCC approved a 6th variant headed for Canada, codenamed SM-N930W8.
As expected, the FCC report did not reveal the hardware specs of the Galaxy Note 7. Nonetheless, the device is surrounded by a whole lot of rumors regarding its specs. The device is expected to be powered by recently released Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor. The Galaxy Note 7 and ZenFone 3 Deluxe by Asus are competing to be the first to run the powerful chipset. Some rumors have it that the variants to be released outside of Europe will be powered by Exynos 893 instead.
The Note 7 is expected to have a 6GB RAM or at least 4GB RAM. The device will also have USB-C port. Battery capacity could be 3,600mAh or even reach an out-of-the-world capacity of 4,000mAh. The AMOLED display size will definitely be somewhere between 5.7″ and 6″. The display will have a QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440.
The iris scanner is what will put the new Note on top of its rivals. The iris scanner is used to authenticate access to the device using your eyes. The technology has been in the smart devices market for some time now, but only a few smartphones have implemented the tech in smartphones. If the leaked images of the Note 7 are anything to go by, we can only wait and see how Samsung has implemented the technology.