Galaxy Note 7 detailed in black before release date

This morning several photos have been shared of a device whose photographer suggests is the Galaxy Note 7. This version of the device has a PIN number at its head, suggesting that it may not be a finalized version of the device, but it does appear to be the best set of photos of the device thus far – if you discount the renderings we've seen over the past several weeks, that is to say.

This version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 works with a curved-edge display. Much like the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, this version has edges on both the left and the right of the display, suggesting we'll see much of the same functionality as that smaller device. Smaller in power, not necessarily in screen size.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 you see here comes from @Stagueve who suggests the photos show a prototype of the Galaxy Note 7. This could mean that the device's hardware wasn't yet finalized – it could also mean that the device simply wasn't running final software.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

• Display: 5.7-inch QHD (2K, 2560 x 1440) 518 PPI Super AMOLED• Camera: 12 MP, dual pixel, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash, 1/2.6" sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR• FF Camera: Dual-pixel 5 MP, f/1.7, 22mm, dual video call, Auto HDR• Battery: 3,000 or 3,700 or 4,000 mAh, I just can't be sure anymore, my head is a-tizzy with suggestions• Internal Storage: 64GB, 128GB• Storage Expansion: microSD for 128GB card• Environmental Resistance: IP68 resistance to dust, wind, water• Colors: Available in Black, Silver, Blue, White• Special Features: Iris scanner• Reveal Date: August 2nd, 2016• Release Date: August 15th, 2016 (carrier dependent)

Above is a set of specifications that are NOT official, not sanctioned by Samsung, not finalized. These specifications have been gleaned from the past several months of leaks, tips, and case images. You should not place any big bets on these specifications, that is to say.

Have a peek at our timeline of Galaxy Note 7 specifications from the past several weeks, and prepare yourself for August!