Best Buy briefly lists Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on its website with a "coming soon" status. Some features of the new S Pen also leaked ahead of the official launch of the phablet.
Samsung is all set to officially launch the Galaxy Note 7 on Aug. 2 and retailers and carriers are preparing for the expected rush to buy the upcoming smartphones. Indeed, Best Buy seems to be ready to take preorders for the Galaxy Note 7 as soon as the device is announced. Phone Arena suggests that Best Buy prematurely made the preorder page for the Galaxy Note 7 live but swiftly took it offline.
The listing on Best Buy suggests that Samsung plans to release the Galaxy Note 7 sooner than later. The Phone Arena report suggests that the mobile phone may hit the shelves on Aug. 19.
Although U.S. customers are unable to preorder their Galaxy Note 7, a recent Tech Times report highlighted that customers in Dubai are already able to preorder their Galaxy Note 7 for AED 500 (about $130).
Previously, rumors have surfaced that Samsung will introduce a redesigned S Pen for the Galaxy Note 7. Apart from a new physical design of the stylus, customers are also expected to experience improved features of the S Pen.
Speculations are rife that Samsung will also enhance Air Command features. Air Command menu automatically pops up whenever the S Pen is taken out from its slot. The menu includes several functionalities related to the S Pen.
Italian publication AndroidGalaxys has leaked some Air Command features that would be available on the Galaxy Note 7. The leaked screenshot of the Air Command menu suggests that users will have six functionalities: Create note, Smart select, Screen write, Translate, Magnify and Glance.
Translate, Magnify and Glance features were not available on Galaxy Note 5. The Translate feature will be exactly as it sounds. The feature will allow users to translate a word over which the S Pen hovers. Users will also have the option to listen to a translated word.
The Magnify feature will allow users to magnify the areas over which the S Pen hovers. Lastly, the Glance feature will let Galaxy Note 7 owners switch between apps by hovering the S Pen over a floating app thumbnail.
Samsung may keep the new features exclusive to the Galaxy Note 7 or later models.
The Korean smartphone maker has not revealed any information about the upcoming phablet. Galaxy Note 7 fans will have to wait just another day for the company to officially launch the device and reveal its features.