As we reported earlier, there will probably be only one variant of the Galaxy Note 7 this year and it will have an Edge display. Although the specifications are more or less out by this point, we can never be sure until and unless we actually hear an official announcement on August 2. Nevertheless, here are the important bits from what we know about the upcoming Note so far.
CPU - Exynos 8890 (Overclocked) for Europe and Snapdragon 823 for the US
RAM - 6GB
Display - Quad High Definition (1440p) Super AMOLED Dual Edge display (5.8-inch curved screen)
Battery - 4,000mAh
Rear camera - The same 12-megapixel camera as seen on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, but with better software
It may also sport a first of its kind iris scanner, an USB Type-C port and IP68 rating for water and dust resistance. There was and possibly still is a bit of confusion regarding the type of display that the upcoming Note will sport, but all major signs and reports indicate that only an Edge variant will be made available this year. If you are interested, check out our Galaxy Note 7 specifications page for a more detailed list of specs.
Author: Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
AT&T has a plan for its customers which technically will allow you to own two Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge smartphones for the price of one. However, as is always the case with carriers in the US and around the world, there's the fine print that you should read and consider carefully before buying into any plan. Read the excerpt from AT&T's own website below to get an idea of how the "free" device scheme will work out for you, if you opt for it.
"You will need to pay tax for the retail price of both devices at sale and low monthly instalment payments will be added to your bill.
You will need to make up to your first 2 instalment payments for the free device before your credits start. However, don't worry, just remain active and in good standing and keep your free device on its instalment agreement and, on your 2nd or 3rd bill, your monthly bill credits will start. When the credits start, you will receive credits for the up to 2 instalments you have already paid."
If a customer deactivates the chosen service before all bill credits are paid out, he/she will have to pay the remaining price of the second Galaxy S7/S7 Edge.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
You probably already know that both the S6 and the S6 Edge are going to get upgraded to Nougat 7.0, but what you might not know is the fact that the firmware for the two models is already well into development. In fact, the two handsets are probably next in line right after the final build of the Nougat OS goes live for the S7 and S7 Edge next month or early next year. Even so, it will probably be a month or two into 2017 before Samsung is ready to roll out Nougat to the S6/S6 Edge users.
As per reports, the build number of the Nougat based firmware is currently XXS5DPK7, which is of course, subject to change before Samsung releases the final build for its last year's flagships. It will be interesting to see if they bring the Grace UX even onto the S6 line-up via the update package. Unfortunately, there is no beta program going on for S6 users to opt for and check Nougat 7.0 out. That is a perk which only the S7 and S7 Edge users will enjoy for now.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
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