There has been no dearth of rumors surrounding the widely anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phablet and a new teaser video ad released Wednesday by the South Korean company hints that some of those rumors could be true.
Uploaded to YouTube, the video doesn’t show the device itself but uses a clever approach to showcase some of the features it will likely feature.
It starts off with the fingerprint scanner, already present in the newer versions of the Galaxy S series, and this feature will almost certainly be present in the Note 7. Previously leaked images have confirmed as much too. Even the heavily rumored iris scanner could be present, even though the video is ambiguous when it comes to clues about this feature.
It seems almost certain, though, that the Note 7 will be water-resistant, featuring the same IP68 rating that the Galaxy S7 already has, making it the first Samsung phablet with this feature.
Also, the ad makes it clear that Samsung is going to call the upcoming flagship Note 7, even though it’s the sixth phone in the Note series. This is most likely being done to bring the nomenclature for the Note series in line with the S series of smartphones, therefore avoiding confusion among customers.
Significantly, the video confirms an August launch for the Note 7. Samsung had previously announced an “Unpacking” event for Aug. 2 and it now seems the Note 7 will be the centerpiece at the event, which can be viewed live here.