While we’re certainly accustomed to hearing year in and year out how unreleased flagship phones aim to radically improve everything about their predecessors only to often get minor revisions of most high-end features, this time Samsung’s “next big thing” is truly shaping up as an across-the-board game changer.
Whether it’ll end up being called Galaxy Note 6, Note 7 or even Note 7 Edge, the late summer/early fall 2016 S Pen phablet should stand out with a mobile record-matching 6GB RAM count, iris authentication, massive battery, Snapdragon 823 processing power, up to 256GB internal storage, USB Type-C connectivity, and water resistance.
Sounds like everything but the kitchen sink, though fresh reports from Taiwan suggest one more cutting-edge technology could grace the purported Galaxy Note 7 Edge and give it the, well, ultimate edge over the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
We’re talking a dual lens camera slapped on the curvy rear of the 5.8-incher or so, similar in concept to the optics package of the LG G5, Huawei P9, and allegedly, iPhone 7 Plus also. Of course, the execution will make the difference in real-life image-capturing quality, and we have no doubt Samsung is preparing something spectacular.
After all, we’re dealing here with the company that managed to squeeze out the absolute best from 12 megapixels, and this dual rear cam of the Note 7 or Note 7 Edge should be developed in-house by wholly owned component subsidiary Samsung Electro-Mechanics. Game over already as far as tomorrow’s mobile heavyweight contenders are concerned?