After the release of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, rumors about Samsung working on it next flagships started spreading out. Rumors says that these latters were the Galaxy S7 edge+ and the Galaxy Note 7.
First of all you can ask yourself why Note 7 and not Note 6 ? Well according to Samsung this was in other to complement with the S7 and S7 edge smartphones and to avoid confusion.
powerful instrument for achievement and self-expression, and is made for those who want to get the most from their phones - and their lives". It added that, with the S Pen functionality and larger screen, Galaxy Note 7 will "help people do more in work, at home and everywhere in between
Samsung has also annouced that it will hold a Galaxy Unpacked event to unveil the Note 7 at 11am EST (3pm Central African time) in New York on August 2, as well as a satellite event in London on the same day at 4pm BST (3pm Central African time). According to other sources the events will be live-streamed too. Rumors also say that the phone will be available to consumers on August 15 starting with the US.
According to rumors the Galaxy Note 7 design will be similar to the S7. Reports also claim that there will be 2 versions, one with curved edges and the other one with a flat screen. However some reports claim that there will be no model with a flat screen. But we can expect more to see it with a curve screen as Samsung released a teaser where we can read "Write on the edge of something great".
On the other hand, the phone is said to measure around 153.5mm x 73.9mm x 7.9mm putting it around the same size as the Note 5. People say that it will be coming with an IP68 water and dust resistance, same as the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.
Still on the design of the phone, it is been said it will be coming with and iris scanner. We still don't know the technology used. It could be infrared like Fujitstu or light like the Lumia 950 or something more advanced.
In like manner, it is said that the Note 7 will be coming with S Pen (something common with the Galaxy Note series). It is being said that the pen will be called E S-PEN (may be something more advance) and may offer an improved Bluetooth LE which will allow for longer usage and more acurate proximity warnings
Its is being said that the Note 7 will still have the Super AMOLED display as it predecessors. The display size will be 5.8 inches with a Quad HD screen resolution and pixel densities will be lower, 506ppi.
Also there are rumors about a Note 7 Lite that will feature a 5.8 inch display and a Full HD resolution.
Reports claim that the Galaxy Note 7 will be coming with a 12 megapixel rear camera with SUPER OIS feature while others says that it will have an infrared-based autofocus. Its is also said that the front facing camera will be of 5 megapixel. Both cameras will have an aperture of f/1.7 enabling it to excel in low light conditions.
Other rumors talk about a Dual pixel rear camera or a dual rear camera. Also, report suggest that Samsung is working on a new technology known as Smart Glow which consist of a light ring surrounding the rear camera that will light up incase you have a missed call, low battery level and also gives assistance while taking selfies with the rear camera.
The Galaxy Note7 is expected to be coming either with a Qualcomm Snapdragon or an Exynos chipset. This actually depend on the region. It is suggested that it will either be coming with a Qualcomm snapdragon 823 chip which can support a 8GB of RAM or a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chip which has just being launched. Reports also says that if the Note 7 is unveiled in 2 versions, one may be equipped with a Snapdragon 820 chip and other with an Exynos Octa 8 processor depending on the region all together with either 8 or 6 GB of RAM. Furthermore Samsung unveiled a new 10nm LPDDR4 64GB RAM chip in China in May 2016 which may equip the Note 7.
Concerning storage space, it is being said that it will feature a 64GB and 128GB depending on the version. Others claim that it will have a 256GB of storage space. Also we can note the return of the SD card slot.
For the Note 7 Lite it is being said that it will be coming with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and 4GB of RAM.
The Galaxy Note 7 is said to have a USB Type-C port which is reversible. However we still don't know if it will support USB 3.1 or another standard. If it was to support USB 3.1 standard, then the connector would provide USB power Delivery 2.0 for faster device charging as well as the ability to deliver HDMI and Display Port video signals.
It is also rumored that it will be coming with a 4000mAh, 4200mAh or 3600mAh battery.
For the Note 7 Lite it will be having a 400mAh battery capacity.
The Galaxy Note 7 will be certainly running on Android Marshmallow 6.0 along with Touchwiz.
Futhermore, it is been said Samsung is working on a Blackberry Hub like feature which pulls notifications from various sources into one place. Also, reports says that Samsung will introduce the aggregation of emails to it email app something we can found on the Inbox app by Google.
Finally, Air command which is activated by the S Pen will include a dictionnary and a speaking function allowing users to translate words from different languages and also to enable text-to-speech translation.
Please remember that all these are just rumors and it is not sure that the Note 7 will be having all these features. To be taken with a pinch of salt ;)