At a time when tech enthusiasts all around the world are set to welcome Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 7, which is expected to feature a 5.7-inch display, next month, a new report has suggested that the company could be working on an even bigger variant of the new smartphone.
If a listing on import tracker Zauba is to be believed, the South Korean conglomerate is testing a variant of the Galaxy Note 7 with a 6-inch display. The listing suggests that Samsung has imported the device, bearing model number N930R4, into India from its home turf.
Previous reports said that the model number for the Galaxy Note 7 is likely to be SM-N930. Therefore, according to SamMobile, the newly spotted 6-inch variant could just be a prototype of the Galaxy Note 7 that Samsung is testing while the final product could stick to the 5.7-inch display.
However, since there is not much evidence of a 6-inch Galaxy Note 7 so far, the latest leak should be taken with a grain of salt, SamMobile reported, adding that the listing could also be an error by Zauba that might have mentioned the screen size as 6 inches.
The Zauba listing follows a pair of leaks from last week that had released photos revealing the Galaxy Note 7 in its full glory. The first came from famous leaker Evan Blass, who claimed to have shown final marketing renders of the new handset in three launch colors — Black Onyx, Blue Coral, Silver Titanium.
Samsung Galaxy Note7 in (from l to r) Black Onyx, Silver Titanium, and Blue Coral pic.twitter.com/QiePUEG9GP
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 1, 2016
The photos also suggest that the smartphone will come with a curved “Edge” display like the Galaxy S7 Edge, and there could be a second lens for the iris scanner alongside the front camera. Many believe that if Samsung manages to get an iris scanner into the Galaxy Note 7, it could prove really useful as a new biometric security measure that will be much better than the existing fingerprint sensors.
In addition to Blass’ leaks, case maker Olixar has also provided significant details about the Galaxy S7. The company, which has reportedly attained the Galaxy S7 final design, seems to be so confident that it has already made Note 7 protective cases available for pre-order.
Similar to the images provided by Blass, the Olixar cases for the Galaxy S7 show off the Edge display and the iris scanner. But, they also reveal another key feature — a USB Type-C port on the bottom, along with a loudspeaker, an S-Pen slot and a headphone jack.
Samsung is reportedly planning to announce a new version of its Gear VR virtual-reality headset that would be compatible with the Galaxy Note 7′s USB Type-C port.
According to a recent report from South Korea’s ET News, Samsung is planning to have 5 million Galaxy Note 7 units ready for when the phone launches on Aug. 2 in New York. The report also said that the company has increased its initial supply compared to last year's Galaxy Note 5, which had 5 million units for the entire first quarter since it went on sale.