Galaxy Note 7 pre-release first impressions video details flatness

A full 11-minute-long hands-on video has surfaced showing the Galaxy Note 7 from Samsung. This device – in this iteration – has a flat display, unlike the version the teasers for the event have shown thus far. There's also an official Galaxy Note 7 video being released today with more details (UPDATE: The video – the official video – is out now too – have a peek!). This hands-on video with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 shows the many features of the Galaxy Note 7, including the continued keeping of the IR-Scanner for device control.

This Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is a prototype, it's important to mention. There's still a possibility that the final release date-level devices will only come with curved-edge displays. While there is no precedent for curved-edge prototype videos like this, it does lend credence to the possibility that more than one version of the Galaxy Note 7 could exist.

This version is being tested with Kora's SK Telecom software. That could mean that this version of the device is only meant for Asia release, and that a USA-aimed version could be completely different. That'd be completely different from any previous release from Samsung, however, so we're still crossing our fingers for more than one version for each arena.

• Display: 6-inch QHD (2K, 2560 x 1440) Super AMOLED

• Processor: Exynos 8890 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 8xx (up in the air at the moment)

• RAM: 4GB

• Camera: Sony IMX260 sensor, 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

• Internal Storage: 64GB, 128GB

• Storage Expansion: microSD for 128GB card

• Environmental Resistance: IP68 resistance to dust, wind, water

• Colors: Available in Black, Silver, Blue

• Special Features: Iris scanner

• Reveal Date: August 2nd, 2016

• Release Date: August 15th, 2016 (carrier dependent)

The above specifications are not official. They do not come from Samsung. They're congregated on the efforts of tipsters and inside sources over the past several months – they are, to the best of our non-official sources abilities – the closest we're going to get to the real deal Samsung-said specs until reveal day.

That's August 2nd, 2016, for real.

Above you'll see the hands-on video from "FeltIT" via Weibo.

Next you'll see Samsung's official video for the Galaxy Note Question Mark. That's the Galaxy Note 7, but they've put a question mark in there instead. Not a six!

Below you'll see a gallery of Galaxy Note 7 and Galaxy Note 7 Edge (if those are the end-time names) from a variety of sources captured over the past several months.

See the timeline of articles below for the many sources of the photos and renderings seen above, released individually over the past several months.