Thanks to an anonymous source 9to5google.com has received a few more tidbits about the incoming Samsung Galaxy Note 7 scheduled for release on August 2nd in New York. Today’s leak includes a new service called Samsung Cloud, Gorilla Glass, adapters and more specs.
Samsung Cloud is a new cloud-based backup service that Samsung is introducing. It’s unclear if this is purely for backing up and restoring devices or if it is a fully fledges online cloud storage solution. Note 7 owners will apparently receive 5GB, or 1/3 of a Google drive account, of free storage to get them started.
Corning recently dropped Gorilla Glass 5 onto the world, and it seems that Samsung will be among the first to use the new glass in a device. With an improvement to ‘drop resistance’ this could mean less broken screens for Note 7 owners.
According to the source, Samsung will include a Micro USB to USB C adapter to assist you in the transition between standards. As long as it’s not a USB C to headphone jack adapter we’re ok with that!
Who doesn’t want to use their phone underwater? Well if you do not only is the Note 7 going to be water resistant (IP68), the new Note S-Pen stylus will also be able to be used underwater, convenient!
We’re also seeing what could well be the final specs of the Note 7:
- 5.7-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) AMOLED with Gorilla Glass 5
- 12MP rear camera
- 5MP front-facing camera
- USB Type-C
- Bluetooth/WiFi B/G/N/AC
- IP68 water and dust resistance
- 3,500 mAh battery
- Iris scanner, fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity
- Onyx, Silver ‘titanium’, Blue ‘coral’
The Note 7 will be announced on August 2nd and could ship as early as August 19 in the USA at least. Overall the Galaxy Note 7 is shaping up to be a fantastic device for those who like the larger form factor. It’s only a few days now until the 2nd of August, as always we will be bringing you the coverage live as it happens.
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