Samsung Starts Rolling Out Galaxy Note 7’s Grace UX to Galaxy Note 5

Samsung Starts Rolling Out Galaxy Note 7's Grace UX to Galaxy Note 5
HIGHLIGHTS
Galaxy Note 5 users start receiving Note 7’s Grace UX
The update is being rollout in South Korea
It brings software features of the Note 7 to Note 5
Samsung has started rolling out Galaxy Note 7’s Grace UX to the last year’s Galaxy Note 5. According to user reports, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 users in South Korea have been receiving an over-the-air (OTA) update that brings an all-new software experience. To recall, Samsung introduced the new Grace UX with its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone earlier this year.

A forum post at XDA Developers suggests that the update is about 600MB in size, and brings various UX features of the Galaxy Note 7. Some of the new features that the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 users are receiving include Blue light Filter, Ultra power saving mode, Smart manager, and Wide selfie among others. The update is currently rolling out to users in South Korea though it can be expected to be available for more users in the coming days.

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Despite the update, the Galaxy Note 5 still runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Galaxy Note 5 users can manually check for update via Settings > About Device > Software Update. Unfortunately, the company is yet to confirm broader update plans for the Galaxy Note 5.
To recall, Samsung last month suspended all productions of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone and also halted sales worldwide. The company in a desperate move also advised customers to stop using the device following reports that units were catching fire. In India, Samsung launched the flagship phablet for 2016 at Rs. 59,900.

Recently, the South Korean giant launched Android 7.0 Galaxy Beta Program for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. We expect the Android Nougat update for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge to roll out soon.

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Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro Launch Teased; C9 Again Tipped to Have 6GB of RAM

Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro Launch Teased; C9 Again Tipped to Have 6GB of RAM

Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro Launch Teased; C9 Again Tipped to Have 6GB of RAM
HIGHLIGHTS
Samsung’s Galaxy C9 Pro rumoured to launch alongside Galaxy C9
Samsung teases “Next level of antenna craftsmanship” for Galaxy C9 Pro
Galaxy C9 also leaked in Tenaa listing
Shortly after Samsung’s next metal-clad Galaxy C9 smartphone was teased by the company, new teaser images have surfaced online that seem to provide a closer look at the Galaxy C9 Pro. The new teaser images show the design of the Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro, which is tipped to launch alongside the Galaxy C9.

In one of the teasers, the company promotes the design of the Galaxy C9 Pro and says, “Next level of antenna craftsmanship”. The teasers indicate that the new smartphone may be launched in Rose Gold colour as well. Unfortunately, no other details of the alleged Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro smartphone are available officially. The teaser was first picked up by Galaxy Club from Weibo.

Additionally, Samsung’s long-rumoured Galaxy C9 has reportedly passed Tenaa, the Chinese telecommunications certification authority. The listing reveals some specifications and images of the alleged device codenamed as SM-C9000.

According to the Tenaa listing, the SM-C9000 aka Samsung Galaxy C9 features a 6-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) Amoled display; an octa-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz; 6GB of RAM; 64GB of inbuilt storage; a 16-megapixel rear camera, and a 16-megapixel front camera.
The listing claims that the Galaxy C9 will run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and will pack 4000mAh battery. It is said to come sporting dimensions 162.9×80.7×6.9mm, and weighs 185 grams. Some of the other details tipped by Tenaa listing include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, and fingerprint scanner.

To recall, the Samsung Galaxy C9 was previously leaked in a benchmark website Geekbench listing.

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Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge Update Reportedly Brings Select Note 7 Features

Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge Update Reportedly Brings Select Note 7 Features
HIGHLIGHTS
Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge said to be receiving software update
Update brings change to Always-On Display feature
Changes make the smartphones more like the Galaxy Note 7
With the Galaxy Note 7 production suspended, Samsung’s biggest hope of surviving in the premium smartphone segment is its flagship Galaxy S7 series. Now, several Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge users are reporting that they are receiving a software update that adds Galaxy Note 7-note like features to their smartphone, specifically adding new functionality to the always-on display feature, among other features.

XDA Developer forum member first posted details of the update and wrote in a post, “Everything now is like Galaxy Note 7 AOD (always-on display) except the AOD notes feature and third party including the stock email app notifications is strangely not working!!” The firmware update for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge is also said to add the new Clock to the always-on display.

(Also see: Google Pixel Phones Are Here to Fill the Gap Left by the Samsung Galaxy Note 7)

The new Always-On Display version 1.4.02 will set Clock, Calendar, and Image setting as default digital clock, and a new Calendar app replaces the old version. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge users will be able to add their signature to Always-On Display. After the update, the Always-On Display will also show information about the music being played on the device.

The XDA Developer forum member however points that the new features aren’t fully functional on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Some of the issues reported include the fact that the selected layout wouldn’t apply to the S View Cover, and the display won’t show the count for messages/ calls received.

Release notes posted by a XDA Developer user shows that the Samsung is highlighting the fact that the new features will consume less than 1 percent of whole battery amount per hour.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has no doubt become one of the biggest debacles in the company’s history, and if a new survey is to be believed, the fire incidents have made a major dent in Samsung’s brand image. According to a recent survey conducted in the US, 40 percent of existing Samsung smartphone users “won’t buy another phone from the brand.”

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Banned From Flights, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Is Being Replaced at Seoul Airport

Banned From Flights, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Is Being Replaced at Seoul Airport
South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics said on Monday that it will now offer replacement phones to Galaxy Note 7 users flying out of South Korea, after the US and other countries banned the device from flights.

Samsung took the step after it became apparent that transport authorities in the US, Canada, Israel and Japan have imposed a ban on carrying the Galaxy Note 7 device on flights, even if switched off or in airplane mode, following several reports of the gadget catching on fire.

(Also see: Carrying a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on a Flight? Be Ready to Face Fine)

“We set up a counter at Incheon (International) Airport where Galaxy Note 7 users can replace their phone with another phone of a different model,” a Samsung spokesman told EFE news.

Meanwhile, Samsung Electronics, which initially attributed the combustion instances to defective batteries, has initiated a large scale investigation into the matter after several replacement phones offered to customers following a September recall had the same problem.

(Also see: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Recall: The Name That Wasn’t Meant to Be)

The spokesman said engineers are “thoroughly reviewing every step of the engineering, manufacturing and quality control processes” to uncover the reasons behind the problem.

“We are looking into every possibility, and working around the clock to get the bottom of this issue,” said the representative of the Seoul-based firm.

Meanwhile, South Korean authorities have began a parallel probe in collaboration with Samsung.

In September, the company had recalled around 2.5 million units and was forced to permanently withdraw the device from the market when the problem persisted.

Samsung expects to incur operative losses of around $5.4 billion between July 2016 and March 2017 over the fiasco.

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KEY SPECS
NEWS
Display
5.70-inch
Processor
1.6GHz
Front Camera
5-megapixel
Resolution
1440×2560 pixels
RAM
4GB
OS
Android 6.0.1
Storage
64GB
Rear Camera
12-megapixel
Battery capacity
3500mAh
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Samsung Galaxy Note 7, a ‘Potential Fire Hazard’, Banned by 4 Australian Airlines

Samsung Galaxy Note 7, a 'Potential Fire Hazard', Banned by 4 Australian Airlines

Samsung Galaxy Note 7, a ‘Potential Fire Hazard’, Banned by 4 Australian Airlines
HIGHLIGHTS
Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Tiger Airlines have banned Note 7
Qantas in a statement to customers called Note 7 a ‘potential fire risk’
Several airlines across the world have now banned Galaxy Note 7
As many as four Australian airlines have banned Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from all flights
due to “potential fire hazard.” The ban by Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Tiger Airlines came into effect yesterday.

Qantas, which also owns Jetstar, issued a statement advising its customers that carrying Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices on-board was prohibited on all flights due to concerns regarding “potential fire risk” from the device’s battery after a number of incidents worldwide.

(Also see: Banned From Flights, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Is Being Replaced at Seoul Airport)

“The ban applies to devices being carried onto the aircraft, in carry-on baggage as well as check-in luggage. Other Samsung devices are not affected,” it noted.

Initially, the device was allowed if it had been turned off and not charged during the flight.
(Also see: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Use Banned on All Flights in India)

Virgin Australia, which owns Tiger, issued a statement, saying: “The use of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices is currently prohibited on all Virgin Australia and TigerAir Australia flights and the complete ban announced today is an additional safety measure.”

The ban has come after US Department of Transportation issued an emergency order to ban the gadget on all flights to and from the country on Friday.

Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone maker, has stopped the production and recalled all Galaxy Note 7 phones and replacements following reports of exploding batteries and fires.

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5.70-inch
Processor
1.6GHz
Front Camera
5-megapixel
Resolution
1440×2560 pixels
RAM
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OS
Android 6.0.1
Storage
64GB
Rear Camera
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3500mAh
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LG Mocks Samsung, Takes a Jab at Galaxy Note 7 Recall in SMS Blast

LG Mocks Samsung, Takes a Jab at Galaxy Note 7 Recall in SMS Blast

While Samsung is busy putting out fires (literally) on the Galaxy Note 7 recall, other smartphone makers are getting the most out of Samsung’s misery. The latest to take a dig at the South Korean giant is LG. The company’s customer care department seems to be randomly sending messages to users ahead of the Diwali festival with a friendly, yet mocking message.

The message – “Heard the news of exploding products? At LG, our products go through multiple tests to ensure safety of our most valuable asset – YOU. Have a safe Diwali with LG.” – is a clear jab at the recent news of exploding Galaxy Note 7 devices from Samsung.

Samsung officially announced a recall of its Galaxy Note 7 on September 2. Reports of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones catching fire has resulted in an unprecedented recall, costing the company billions of dollars. Samsung has been slowly replacing affected Galaxy Note 7 devices and said on Thursday more than 1 million people globally are now using Galaxy Note 7 smartphones with batteries that are not vulnerable to overheating and catching fire.

In September, Lenovo-owned Motorola also took a jab at Samsung when it offered free Incipio offGRID Power Pack with every Moto Z Droid purchase with a quote that read “At Moto, our priority is safety first. Unlike some manufacturers, we adhere to the highest standards in quality and testing of all our batteries.”

The LG V20 is ready to go on sale this month and it looks like the company is hoping Samsung’s recent tragedy will attract customers over to its side. LG India’s Managing Director, Kim Ki-Wan, confirmed to Gadgets 360 that the company plans to bring the LG V20 smartphone to India soon, perhaps just in time for the Diwali festival.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Launched With 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage in China

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Launched With 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage in China

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7 with 4GB of RAM launched in China
  • Rumours indicated that 6GB RAM variant might be launched for country
  • Company admitted earlier that it was considering a 6GB RAM variant

In a strange turnaround that contradicts its earlier statements, Samsung has launched Galaxy Note 7 in China with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, as opposed to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The company had put to rest earlier rumours saying it was indeed considering launching a higher memory and storage variant for China.

To recall, Samsung Mobile President Dong-jin Kohconfirmed earlier this month that the company was “reviewing” the launch of a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 variant with increased memory capacity in China exclusively in order to compete with local manufacturers. At that time however, Koh did say the move may end up disappointing customers in other markets including South Korea – it seems the company has decided to honour these sentiments.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in China has been launched with similar specifications to the rest of the countries except for the fact that smartphone will be carrying a Snapdragon 820 SoC, just like the US, instead of the Exynos 8890 SoC that is present in the variant shipping to almost all other regions.

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The Galaxy Note 7 will be available in China from September 1 and will cost CNY 5,988 (roughly Rs. 60,200). The smartphone has generated a serious interest in the country as it received more than a million registrations (note: not pre-orders) in less than two hours, as reported by Playful Droid.

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Samsung Galaxy Note7

Samsung Galaxy Note7

Display

5.70-inch

Processor

1.6GHz

Front Camera

5-megapixel

Resolution

1440×2560 pixels

RAM

4GB

OS

Android 6.0.1

Storage

64GB

Rear Camera

12-megapixel

Battery capacity

3500mAh

See full Samsung Galaxy Note7 specifications
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Samsung Cloud Service Unveiled Alongside the Galaxy Note 7

Samsung Cloud Service Unveiled Alongside the Galaxy Note 7

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Samsung Cloud backup and restore service was unveiled Tuesday
  • Galaxy Note 7 users to get 15GB of storage free on Samsung Cloud
  • Samsung describes service as enhancement of its Smart Switch feature

Samsung alongside the Galaxy Note 7 launch on Tuesday also unveiled its Samsung Cloud service, which will allow phone users to make backup of their mobile phone data on the cloud.

The South Korean consumer electronics giant announced that Galaxy Note 7 users will be able to use up to 15GB of free space to store and restore information on its cloud service. Interestingly, the company has introduced its cloud storage by describing it as an enhancement of its Smart Switch feature.

Smart Switch feature essentially allows Galaxy phone users to transfer data from their old devices to the new devices. The feature is available in both PC and mobile versions.

(Also see: How Is Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Still a Thing?)

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As the cloud service is an enhancement of this particular feature, it is expected to be used to create a backup of entire phone instead of acting like a backup for just your multimedia files. Apart from backup, the cloud service also allows for easy transfer of data, apps, settings, and layouts between devices.

The company has not given many details about its cloud service but is expected to eventually start enhancing its cloud services in lines with its competitors like Apple and Google.

Samsung on Tuesday launched the Galaxy Note 7 at its Galaxy Note Unpacked 2016 events in New York, London, and Rio de Janeiro, and the smartphone will go on sale in several countries this month.

The smartphone sports a 5.7-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) dual-edge Super Amoled display and is powered by either a Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890 SoC depending on the region. Samsung launched the phone with interesting new features like iris scanner and also upgraded its stylus, which is now water and dust resistant.

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Samsung Galaxy Note7

Samsung Galaxy Note7

DISPLAY

5.70-inch

PROCESSOR

1.6GHz

FRONT CAMERA

5-megapixel

RESOLUTION

1440×2560 pixels

RAM

4GB

OS

Android 6.0.1

STORAGE

64GB

REAR CAMERA

12-megapixel

BATTERY CAPACITY

3500mAh

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Samsung Galaxy Note7 to Launch With Cloud Backup System, Gorilla Glass 5: Reports

Samsung Galaxy Note7 to Launch With Cloud Backup System, Gorilla Glass 5: Reports

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Galaxy Note7 is expected to launch with Samsung Cloud
  • Smartphone will ship with USB Type-C to Micro-USB adapter
  • The S Pen is said to work when wet or even underwater

Samsung will be launching next smartphone in its Note series – the Samsung Galay Note7 – on Tuesday, and as per reports, the company will be bundling it alongside 5GB of free storage on its yet-to-be announced cloud backup service for phones and tablets called Samsung Cloud. Another report contains leaked images of both the Galaxy Note7, and the recently tipped near Gear VR headset.

According to a report by 9to5Google, which cites a person claimed to have actually seen the actual device, Samsung will be announce its cloud service along with the launch of Galaxy Note7. The report further says that the smartphone will feature recently announced Gorilla Glass 5 protected 5.7-inch QHD Amoled screen.

According to the site’s source, the phone will not have a flat-screen variant and will come with dual edge display (as tipped earlier), similar to what we’ve seen on Galaxy S7 Edge. The phone will be up for sale on T-Mobile from August 19. An earlier leak indicated the smartphone would go on sale in South Korean on the same day as the announcement..

The report also tips the Galaxy Note7 will come with a USB Type-C to Micro-USB adapter in the box, to help users continue to utilise Micro-USB cables for charging and data transfer if required.

(Also See: Samsung Galaxy Note7 Price, Release Date, Specifications, and All Other Rumours)

Note7 is is widely expected to be waterproof after a recent advertisement for the phone strongly suggested the feature, but the site says that it has been told now that the Samsung S Pen is also water resistant and even works when the phone is wet or underwater.

“Our source also says that the S Pen will also be able to write notes that automatically translate into other languages,” the report says. The site says that it has confirmed the presence of Iris scanner and fingerprint scanner from independent sources.

Another notable feature suggested by the report on the software front is that the phone will be able to convert any video into a gif image with just a tap.

Galaxy Note7 is expected to feature IP68 water and dust resistance. The phone is also reported to have a 3500mAh battery. In terms of optics, the smartphone is expected to have a 5-megapixel front and a 12-megapixel rear camera. It is also widely expected to sport a iris scanner, come with a USB Type-C port, run on Android 6.0.1, and ship in Onyx, Silver Titanium, and Blue Coral colour variants – details that were all ‘confirmed’ by the 9to5Google report as well.

In the meanwhile, French website Nowhereelse has posted several leaked render images of the Galaxy Note7 and the recently tipped new Gear VR headset. The images match previously-leaked render images.

A couple of weeks ago, it was reported by Sammobile that Samsung filed a trademark for “Samsung Cloud Together” at the European Union Intellectual Property Office and that the company could soon introduce the cloud storage service for its smartphones and tablets.

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Samsung Galaxy Note7 Price, Release Date, Specifications, and All Other Rumours

Samsung Galaxy Note7 Price, Release Date, Specifications, and All Other Rumours

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The phablet will be unveiled on August 2 at Samsung’s Unpacked event
  • The Galaxy Note7 will come with an iris scanner
  • The phablet will sport a dual-edge display exclusively

Samsung has announced that it is hosting its grand Galaxy Note Unpacked 2016 event on August 2. The event will be conducted in New York, London, and Rio de Janeiro simultaneously, where the Galaxy Note7 will be unveiled to a presumably large audience. The event will be live streamed on the company website, and will begin at 8.30pm IST.

With less than a month left, the rumour mills have been working overtime churning out all the possible details of the phablet. Numerous features and specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Note7 are already known. We compile all the rumours and leaks that have surfaced online so far, and give you a comprehensive list of all that is expected to come with the Galaxy Note7 this year.

Release date
Samsung is breaking its traditional pattern by launching the phablet in early August. The company looks to fend off iPhone competition, and for that reason the Galaxy Note7 will reportedly be made available to purchase in the South Korean market the very same day. According to a fresh leak, Samsung is looking to make the Galaxy Note7 available to buy before the Rio Summer Olympics kick off on August 5, where it is the official wireless partner. In the meanwhile, another leak tips availability in the US via T-Mobile from August 19.

Price
Leaks surrounding the price of the phablet have been minimal, but an early leak did tip possible Europe prices. The Galaxy Note7 is expected to be priced starting from EUR 849 (roughly Rs. 63,000) in Europe, which is EUR 50 more than the Galaxy S7 Edge.

Note7 not Note6
The company is skipping a numeral this year and calling the phablet the Galaxy Note7, instead of the Galaxy Note6. The company has announced that it has taken this step to avoid confusion among its consumers, and unify its product portfolio. Samsung released the S7 and S7 Edge this year in its flagship Galaxy ‘S’ series, and bringing its Note series to the same numeral made sense to it.

Iris scanner
After the Galaxy Tab Iris, Samsung is set to flag off the iris scanner feature in its mobile portfolio with the Galaxy Note7. The scanner has leaked on multiple occasions, and the last one even gave us a glimpse of it in action. It is expected to unlock the device in less than a second (the user only has to look at it). Of course, this doesn’t mean that Samsung has ditched the fingerprint scanner, and it will still be embed the sensor into the Home Button. A leaked video also showed the iris scanner feature in action.

Dual-edge display
There are a lot of firsts with the Samsung Galaxy Note7, and at the top of the list is the dual-edge display. Sure, an Edge variant did accompany the Galaxy Note 4, but this time around Samsung looks to exclusively launch the dual-edge display variant, and give the flat screen variant a complete miss – something a more recent rumour also substantiates. Samsung is said to have ditched the Edge variant with last year’s Galaxy Note 5 due to some tech difficulties in getting the S Pen to work on the edges. That seems to be solved now, and the company is all equipped to flaunt the display as its big feature on the phablet.

Water resistant
The Galaxy Note 7 will be the first in its series to get water-resistant capabilities. A Zauba listing tippedthat the phablet will be dust and water resistant to an extent. A recent teaser advertisement by the company for the phablet also tipped water resistance, further cementing the rumour.

USB Type-C port
The Galaxy Note 7 is also said to be the first phablet in the Samsung portfolio to switch to the Google-approved USB Type-C port. Leaks do point toward this change, but the final confirmation will only come on August 2. Further adding to these rumours is a recent one that tips Samsung will pack a USB Type-C to Micro-USB adapter in the box.

Specifications
Very little has been left to the imagination when it comes to the Galaxy Note7. The phablet is said to sport a 5.8-inch QHD Super Amoled display, though previous reports had tipped a 6-inch displayinstead. Gorilla Glass 5 protection is now also expected to be used. The smartphone is expected to come in two variants featuring Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 and Exynos 8893 SoCs paired with 6GB of RAM (10nm chip). However, there have been contrasting reports of a Snapdragon 820 processor paired with 4GB RAM as well. The Galaxy Note7 will offer three inbuilt storage options – 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB (with the choice to expand as well). Another rumour tips that 64GB will indeed be the base storage variant. It is rumoured to sport a 12-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front camera, both with Dual Pixel technology. The company is also expected to pack a a 3600mAh battery on board, alongside fast charging capabilities. The smartphone will run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based TouchWiz Grace UX, and ship in Onyx, Titanium, and Blue Coral colour variants.

Colour variants
The Samsung Galaxy Note7 is expected to come in three colour variants – Black Onyx, Silver Titanium, and Blue Coral. This information comes from Evan Blass, a source with high accuracy rate. Interestingly, a Gold colour variant is not added in the mix, however we won’t rule it out completely till official launch.

Improved S Pen features
Samsung has succeeded in keeping details about the S Pen a close-guarded secret for now. The Korean giant has confirmed that the new S Pen alongside the Galaxy Note7 will come with ‘added functionalities’, but that’s all we know about the stylus for now. Samsung will presumably also not repeat the same mistake it did with the Galaxy Note 5, which was said to have a ‘S Pen design flaw’ that allowed the stylus to be inserted backwards into its slot, causing damage to the stylus detection mechanism and possibly getting stuck.

New Gear VR headset
Samsung has been tipped to launch a new Gear VR headset with new capabilities alongside the Galaxy Note7 on August 2. Apart from new features, it is said to come with USB Type-C compatibility, to natively support the new smartphone instead of requiring an adapter.

Samsung Cloud
The Galaxy Note7 is expected to launch with a new cloud backup service from Samsung, said to rival Apple’s iCloud network. While no real details are known at this point, it should enable easy backup of photos and other data, which can then be accessed from other compatible devices.

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