With the Galaxy Note 7 set to debut next week in New York City, it’s no surprise to see that the rumor mill is working hard leading up to the Unpacked event. Now, according to a report out of Talk Android, it appears that the Galaxy Note 7 will have a slightly curved display. Something in the middle of a flat display and the curved display of the Galaxy S7 Edge. The report notes that Samsung has toned down the curves on the display, which is what Samsung believes their customers want. Speaking of the display, the report also notes that it’ll be sporting Gorilla Glass 5 on the front.
Backing up other rumors, leaks and claims, this report does also mention that the Galaxy Note 7 will sport a USB Type-C connector, and that the current Gear VR will not work with the Galaxy Note 7. Samsung is set to introduce a new model which will work with the Galaxy Note 7 as well as older flagship devices from the company. The battery capacity wasn’t mentioned, but it was mentioned that Samsung is adding a way to conserve even more battery life on the Galaxy Note 7. Which is making the display 720p, instead of QHD or 2K which is the standard resolution.
1. The Galaxy Note 7 will have a bigger battery than the Note 5
Chris Smith reports for BGR that the upcoming Galaxy Note 7 is expected to have a bigger battery than the Galaxy Note 5, but a smaller battery than the Galaxy S7 Edge. Korean carrier SKT accidentally published a webpage for the Galaxy Note 7 and lists the phone’s specifications. According to the carrier, the Galaxy Note 7 features a 3,500mAh battery, which is significantly larger than the 3,000mAh battery found in the Note 5 but 100mAh less than the battery of the Galaxy S7 Edge.
That’s despite the fact that the Note 7 will be thicker than the Galaxy Note 5 or the Galaxy S7 Edge. However, Smith points out that each Note smartphone comes with a built-in S Pen stylus, which takes up “plenty of space inside the phone, space that might be otherwise used to bump up the phone’s battery.” Nonetheless, a 3,500mAh battery would offer better battery life than last year’s Note. The phone will be introduced on August 2, and Samsung is expected to open preorders as soon as the event keynote wraps up.