The Galaxy Note series is the one true smartphone that Samsung could really take credit for. When the first Note was unveiled, most consumers expressed their reservations about its radical, massive design. Such a gambit has paid off for the South Korean tech giant, however, as the Galaxy Note eventually became one of its most esteemed line of devices.
The latest in the Note series, the Galaxy Note 7, is set for release on Tuesday, and from what could be determined from the leaks so far, the device would be one powerhouse of a handset. Samsung has not confirmed rumors about the phablet's specs, but the speculations that have emerged over the last few months have been very encouraging.
Rumors about the device have speculated that the Note 7 would feature a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display, featuring Corning's Gorilla Glass 5. The smartphone is also rumored to be shipping with either a Snapdragon 821 SoC in some regions, and an Exynos 8893 SoC in other areas.
Apart from this, the Note 7 is also rumored to be equipped with a whopping 6GB of RAM, as well as storage capacities of 64GB, 128GB and 256GB, complete with added expandability through microSD cards of up to 256GB.
The Galaxy Note 7 is also rumored to be equipped with a USB Type-C port -- the first for a Samsung smartphone, and a Dual Pixel shooter similar to those found on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The battery of the device is pretty formidable too, with speculations stating that the note 7 would feature a 3500mAh battery with fast charging capabilities.
The Galaxy Note line is Samsung's true flagship. While the Galaxy S series has been its mainstream flagship device, it is one that is riddled with its own share of controversies in the past. Indeed, it was one of the early Galaxy S devices which ultimately became the trigger for the Apple vs. Samsung lawsuit, in which the American company alleged that the South Korean tech giant copied from its designs.
The Note, however, is indisputably Samsung. Its rival, Apple, has always been quite hesitant to create devices with a stylus, with the late Steve Jobs even poking fun at stylus-totting smartphones during the launch of the very first iPhone back in 2007.
Samsung, on the other hand, embraced the stylus with the Note line, and it worked like a charm. the South Korean tech giant can only hope that the Note 7 would have just as much magic as the devices that preceded it.