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Could the Galaxy Note 7 come with a flat screen after all?

At this point it seems highly likely, based on numerous leaks and reports from the previous few months, that Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 7 with a dual curved-edge display.

But a new photo has emerged from China that appears to cast some doubt on that assumption.

The spy shot, as spotted by NowhereElse on that seemingly inexhaustible font of leaks, Weibo, seems to show a flat-screen variant of the upcoming high-end handset.

Whether this means Samsung has been testing two versions, or whether only one will make it to market remains unclear, but the photos certainly look legit – although they’re far from being confirmed as such.

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Galaxy Note 7

The device shown in the latest image looks similar to leaked shots of the curved-edge version, with an array of lenses on the top of the handset that are likely there to support iris-scanning technology.

Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 7 at a dedicated event on 2 August in New York. The phablet is expected to arrive with a QHD screen, 256GB storage, and should run Android Nougat.

Recent “leaks” have also seemingly revealed that the device will feature the same “always-on” display tech that came with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.

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Other reports have floated the idea of a USB Type-C connection, while others have suggested we could see an IP68 rating for the Note 7, which would make it the first waterproof Note handset.

In fact, in what might be our favourite leak thus far, a new image surfaced online this week showing a lathered-up handset that many have taken as proof that the Note 7 will be waterproof.

How such a picture proves this, we’re unsure, but here’s the picture, via PhoneArena, for those that simply can’t get enough of this leaking business:

Note 7 Waterproof


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