India’s import-export tracking website Zauba has had quite a few listings lately that were related to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Taken together, these postings have provided us with confirmation that the phablet will sport an iris scanner and will be water resistant. Perhaps the only bit of info spotted on Zauba about the yet-to-be-announced Galaxy Note 7 that is wrong, listed a 6-inch screen size for the device. The vast majority of rumors about the handset call for a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED screen with a 1440 x 2560 resolution.
Now, it would seem that Zauba is confirming another key component of the phone. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been rumored for some time to feature the same 12MP rear-facing camera as seen on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. Last week, a 12MP camera module for the SM-N930F (the Galaxy Note 7) was shipped into India from South Korea, and this was listed on Zauba.
We note that the listing states that the camera has OIS and auto focus. Both of those are included on the 12MP camera found on Sammy’s flagship phones. If indeed the Galaxy Note 7 is sharing the same camera found on the back of the Galaxy S7, it means that the phablet’s rear snapper will have an aperture of f/1.7. That should allow enough light into the lens to take pictures even under low-light conditions.
Besides the hardware already discussed, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will have a Snapdragon 820 SoC in the U.S. and China, and an Exynos 8893 chipset elsewhere. 4GB of RAM is inside and a fingerprint sensor will join the iris scanner for quick phone unlocking and identity verification. The front-facing selfie snapper weighs in at 5MP, and there will be a 3500mAh battery inside with fast charging capabilities. Android 6.0 is pre installed with the new Grace UX on top. With an IP68 certification, the phone can be submerged in up to 5 feet of water for as long as 30 minutes.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 should be unveiled August 2nd and launched on August 15th.