Samsung’s next Galaxy Note smartphone is set to arrive in a few months (perhaps sooner) and now, we’ve got a pretty good idea of what it’ll look like.
uSwitch (via Steve Hemmerstoffer of @Onleaks) has managed to get its hands on what it claims are leaked blueprints of Samsung’s next flagship handset. What it reveals is a device that’ll look almost identical to the Galaxy S7 Edge, complete with curved edges. The key difference, of course, is the slot for the stylus.
The blueprints also reveal that Samsung is ditching the standard USB port in favor of a USB Type-C port, a welcomed move on a high-end device as it enables faster transfers and charging. A series of sensors above the display suggest the phone may feature a biometric iris scanner that would let users unlock their handset simply by looking at it.
In related news, serial leaker Evan Blass of @evleaks says Samsung is on track to unveil the next Note smartphone almost two months from now, or in early August. If true, that would be even earlier than the Note 5’s debut on August 13 of last year and give Samsung more time on the market ahead of Apple’s next iPhone.
Up for debate is the name of Samsung’s new Note device. Tradition would tell us that it’ll be called the Galaxy Note 6 although recent scuttlebutt suggests Samsung may skip ahead and name the device the Galaxy Note 7. Samsung apparently wants to bring the naming convention in line with the Galaxy S series, currently the Galaxy S7.