Nearly one week after the Galaxy Note 7’s branding and specs leaked out, images that show the phone itself have surfaced.
Leaked renders that show the Galaxy Note 7 in a trio of colors have been posted by Evan Blass. The colors are referred to as Black Onyx, Silver Titanium, and Blue Color. The phone itself doesn’t look too far off from last year’s Galaxy Note 5, but we can see a dual curved edge display that’s showing the same stylized “7” that was in Samsung’s official Galaxy S7 images, but this time the number consists of S Pens. Clever, Samsung.
Above that display is a third cutout along with the light sensor and front-facing camera. This is rumored to be an iris scanner, which would be a first for Samsung’s Galaxy Note flagships. Finally, the back of the phone features “Galaxy Note7” branding, adding fuel to the rumors that Samsung is skipping the “Galaxy Note 6” name so that its branding is consistent with the Galaxy S7.
As a reminder, the Galaxy Note 7 is rumored to feature a 5.7-inch 2560×1440 Super AMOLED display, 12-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front cameras, 64GB of storage, and the return of the microSD slot after it was left out of the Galaxy Note 5. The whole package is expected to be IP68 water resistant, and it’ll reportedly launch in August.
So what do you think of this Galaxy Note 7? The design itself doesn’t appear to have changed much from the Galaxy Note 5, but I am digging the powder blue color. The return of the microSD slot is a big deal, as is the dual edge screen since the only other Note with a curved display was the Note Edge and its single curved edge. And then there’s the iris scanner, which could be a neat feature, but we’ll have to wait until the Note 7 launches to see how well it actually works.