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The “always-on” feature from the Galaxy S7 flagship will make its way to the Galaxy Note 7 phablet that will be released on August 2, in New York, at a special event, but its launch will happen simultaneously in other two important metropolises from two different countries: Rio de Janeiro and London. It’s also rumored that in the same day, Samsung will release a successor to its Gear VR headset, which was spotted on an Indian import database (Zauba) with the model code SM-R323.



Dutch site TechTastic has posted images of the Galaxy Note 7 showing time, date, battery life and other icons on its powered down screen, and this suggests that the device will feature an “always-on” display, which uses OLED technology. So, instead of powering all pixels, only the ones that are active will be powered and this will help the battery last longer.

In the leaked images, the Note 7 seems to have a curved-edge screen and its size is expected to be similar to that of its predecessor. But this addition is unsurprising, as Samsung has realized that people are now into smartphones with dual-edge screens because of the shortcuts that were added on the sides. As for the design of the device, it won’t be different from the Note 5, so it will come with the same glass back and metal frame, but the latest rumors suggest that Samsung will integrate an iris scanner to allowing users for security and authentication purposes.

The Note 7 will also have a USB-C port and will be powered by two variants of new processors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Dual-core 2.3 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo backed by an Adreno 530 GPU in the US and Exynos 8893 Quad-core 2.6 GHz + quad-core 1.6 GHz backed by Mali-T880 MP12 GPU, and both models will come packed with 6GB of RAM.

The internal memory is believed to be available in variants of 32GB, 64GB and 128GB, but they will support expansion with a microSD card, while the cameras will be the same ones from the Galaxy S7: 12MP on the back with f/1.7 optics, phase detection autofocus, OIS and LED flash, and 5MP on the front with the same aperture.

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