Galaxy Note 7 release date soon, four color photos appear

It's not quite time for the Galaxy Note 7 from Samsung to arrive on our doorstep, but we've been given another glimpse. Today we're seeing another vision of the device – not another version, but another view – this time straight on with a sticker on top. This is one of several devices that appear to be part of a testing group in Asia, where users seem to have no fear of leaking said material before the actual reveal and launch this August – more than likely. Today's views are also a lot clearer than yesterday's back in black collection of images.

This image (above) comes from Weibo user Wuxian Shen who, aside from this newest post this week, only previously posted this March about a Galaxy S7 Edge. That device looks a LOT like this device, aside from some very small detail differences (from this angle, anyway).

Below you'll find another image from a Weibo user by the name of Old Lai (post taken down, link removed). It shows four different colors for the Galaxy Note 7. Whether or not all four of these colors will appear at launch is not yet known.

The specifications you're seeing below are not official and Samsung has confirmed none of them as such. They come from the past several weeks of leaks and tips and are gleaned from both reputable sources and obvious yearly upgrade sensibilities.

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 – not sure quite yet• 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)

The most interesting bit you'll see above, perhaps, is the Iris Scanner, which we've invested some time into investigating. Have a peek at the timeline below for more information on this hardware, especially in the way it'll break barriers in data security – with your eyeballs.