It was reported that Samsung was testing both a flat screen and curved display Galaxy Note 7 and decided to only release the curved model. A new video shows the flat Note 7 and several features users can expect in the upcoming phablet.
Samsung recently announced that it would hold its Galaxy Note 7 event on Aug. 2 and the device has already appeared in a leaked short video ahead of its launch. While the company unveiled two devices at last year's event, the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge Plus, this year Samsung is only planning to unveil one device, even though it reportedly tested two versions of the Galaxy Note 7.
In late April we reported that Samsung was testing a flat screened and curved display Galaxy Note 6 and was planning to only release one model; at the time, it was believed Samsung would name the device Galaxy Note 6. We now know that report was true, as a new video shows off the flat screened Galaxy Note 7, which has the same specs and features expected in the curved display model.
As you can see in the video below, the flat screened Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was definitely a contender in the company's Note lineup. The 11-minute video provides a look at the design of the smartphone, as well as its updated S Pen stylus. The model shown is said to have a 5.66-inch Quad HD display and the presenter shows off its advanced iris scanner and always-on display.
Samsung's updated version of its TouchWiz Grace UX is also shown and the user confirms several of the smartphone's specs. It's running a Samsung Exynos 8890 processor and 4 GB of RAM. The Note 7 is using the same 12-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front facing camera found on both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. The 12-megapixel rear camera was also recently confirmed on import/export site, Zauba.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has already passed through the FCC for certification to run on all major U.S. carriers, which lends some credence to reports that the smartphone will go on sale on its launch date, Aug. 2.
The smartphone is also expected to have another popular feature found on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, a premium glass and metal waterproof case. Users can expect the base model to ship with 64 GB of internal storage, according to a recent carrier leak.
Check out the video below to see what could have been the flat-screened Galaxy Note 7 in action.