In a decision that is sure to confuse technology geeks for years to come, Samsung has officially announced it will be unveiling the Galaxy Note 7. The formal unveiling is scheduled to take place on August 2 in the Big Apple – NYC. Samsung will also be sponsoring unveiling events in Rio de Janeiro and London at the same time as the NYC main event, titled “7 Unpacked.” For individuals who can’t make it to any of these three locations, Samsung will be providing live streaming of the event being held in NYC.
It had been rumoured for months that Samsung developers and marketing officials were considering jumping from the Galaxy Note 5 to the Galaxy Note 7, effectively skipping what many expected to be the sixth generation. After several development issues, Samsung decided to can the Galaxy 6 and move on to the next generation. With the introduction of the Apple iPhone 7, Samsung’s generational development scheme will be synced with what’s going on at Apple.
With all the secrecy surrounding the release of the Galaxy Note 7, it’s not yet clear what technological advancements have been included. However, rumors in the tech industry often become reality. Based on that notion, here are a few features Samsung and Android enthusiasts can expect to see.
Depending on the market, it makes sense to assume that Samsung will be going with it’s proprietary Exynos 8893 processor for the smaller markets while turning to Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 821 processor for some of the larger markets such as the U.K., the U.S. and parts of Asia. The timing of the Galaxy Note 7 release actually pairs up well with Qualcomm’s claim they will be announcing which devices will be using its new technology around the same time.
Another exciting feature being rumoured is the inclusion of a microSD card slot, which was not included on the Galaxy Note 5. This solves a big problem in the eyes of the Note 5 users. The other exciting feature being rumoured is the availability of iris scanning technology that could be used as a security feature used to authenticate users.