Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Ad: Water-Resistant Feature Confirmed, Iris Scanner Big Hint

First Posted: Jul 29, 2016 05:50 AM EDT

The first Samsung Galaxy Note 7 ad hints at a number of new features, which includes water resistance that would make Samsung Galaxy Note 7 the first waterproof device from Samsung's Note series.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Ad

The ad does not show what the device looks like. However, it sort of shows a front-facing flash and a fingerprint scanner that is already present in the newer version of the Galaxy S series. The series of complex finger unlocking patterns can be interpreted as a hint toward the possibility of an iris scanner, Techno Buffalo reported.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 features and numerous leaked photos surfaced on the web over the last couple of weeks and now that the ad is out, it seems almost certain that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be water resistant as it features the same IP68 rating which Samsung Galaxy S7 already has, IB Times reported.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Specs

Some rumored specs of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 include a 5.7 or 5.8-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen with Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon chip. The device is suggested to be equipped with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage which is expandable via microSD. It is reportedly integrated with a large battery with fast wireless charging, enclosed in a water resistant and dustproof design.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 ad makes it clear that Samsung will be naming the upcoming flagship Note 7 although it is the sixth phone in the Note series. This is most likely being done to keep the nomenclature of the Note series in line with the S series of Samsung smartphones, which may avoid confusion among its customers.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 release date is also confirmed in the ad. Samsung had previously announced that an "Unpacking" event will be held on Aug. 2 and it now seems that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be the highlight of the event.

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