In case you were wondering what the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will look like when it's unveiled, a third-party case maker has spilled the beans and provided images of the device in its protective cases.
It has become increasingly more difficult for smartphone and tablet makers to keep their latest and greatest device out of the public's eye. In January 2015, a third-party accessory maker showed off its case for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, almost 9 months before Apple officially launched the tablet alongside the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The company was able to create the case based on leaked dimensions of the device and provided the world with a first look at Apple's design.
In January, LG went through the same experience when a third-party case maker released images of its unannounced and completely redesigned LG G5 before the smartphone maker officially launched the handset at the Mobile World Congress in February.
Now, the same case maker that revealed what the LG G5 would look before LG announced the smartphone has done it again and this time it's Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 7.
The images of Olixar's Samsung Galaxy Note 7 leather and carbon fiber cases were published on Mobile Fun and retail for $19.99. The images back up multiple reports, which claim the Note 7 will feature a dual curved edge display and look very similar to the Galaxy S7 edge. The front of the handset features a physical home button/fingerprint scanner, along with visible front-facing camera, sensors and what appears to be its rumored advanced iris scanner. The Note 7's power button is on the right side of the device and volume keys on the left.
The rear of the Note 7 case shows the familiar protruding camera, believed to be a 12-megapixel snapper, LED flash and heart rate sensor. There's also a cutout for the phablet's S Pen stylus on the lower right side.
The manufacturer describes its carbon fiber gold Galaxy Note 7 case seen above as:
"Hybrid layers of robust TPU and hardened polycarbonate with bonded premium textured layers and featuring a stunning carbon fiber design, the Olixar NovaShield case in gold keeps your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 safe, sleek and stylish."
All four leather and carbon fiber Olixar NovaShield Samsung Galaxy Note 7 cases are available for preorder, priced at $19.99 and are estimated to ship out on July 13.