Leaks regarding the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 7 keep pouring and the latest render shows off the new S Pen, which may even work underwater.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will come as the successor of the Galaxy Note 5, with no Note 6 in between so as not to create confusion in relation to the Galaxy S7 line of flagship smartphones for 2016.
Samsung already confirmed that it will officially unveil its Galaxy Note 7 on Aug. 2, but didn't let any details slip regarding the specifications of the phablet. Nevertheless, the rumor mill is busy churning as always and reliable tipster Evan Blass (@evleaks) is now back with another glimpse of the handset.
Recently, Blass leaked an upcoming T-Mobile Buy One, Get One (BOGO) deal for the Galaxy Note 7 at launch. Not long after, the tipster followed up with another Galaxy Note 7 leak, this time showing off the phablet's purported new S Pen.
The image virtually confirms pretty much everything we've heard so far about the handset, showing the curved "edge" sides of the device, the USB Type-C port at the bottom, the purported iris scanner, and the sleek design in a new Blue Coral avatar.
The stylus itself matches the Blue Coral color scheme, with a matching stem and tip. The new S Pen is expected to rock some neat new functionality such as Air Command features and superior software.
Adding up to the hype is a separate report from Mai Nguyên of Luxury Mobile, who shared the same photo Blass posted, but with the additional mention that the new Galaxy Note 7 S Pen could write even underwater.
With the Galaxy Note 7 expected to be at least as water-resistant as the Galaxy S7 line, this claim doesn't sound too farfetched. However, should this prove to be accurate, it will be interesting to learn just how Samsung achieved this, considering that the stylus goes quite deep into the handset's chassis.
Blass made no mention of underwater functionality for the Galaxy Note 7 S Pen, and no confirmation exists just yet to bolster the claim.
In fact, it's pretty much all still in the rumor state at this point, save for the unveiling date, so it might be best to take all info with a grain of salt for now. Samsung's big Unpacked event on Aug. 2 is just around the corner and will shed light on all uncertainties, and we'll be here to keep you up to date as soon as it's official.