Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Mobile, Gear VR And PC Live Stream Revealed; Planogram Does Not Include Iris Scanner

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Samsung is releasing the Galaxy Note7 today. Facebook/Samsung Mobile

Everyone is anticipating the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 this morning at 11 a.m. EST. As the hype of the smartphone’s public unveiling intensifies, so does the number of the final leaks that provide key information about the handset.

A few hours ago, someone from Sprint leaked an image showing the Galaxy Note 7 official planogram or the official product description of the device, according to GSM Arena

Surprisingly, while the planogram confirmed some of the rumored specs and features of the Android device, there was no mention of an iris scanner.

The planogram only listed a new S Pen, an improved autofocus, a dual-edge Super AMOLED display, a water-resistant body and a 64GB internal memory with expandable storage of up to 256GB via microSD card.

Given that the iris scanner is not listed as part of the planogram, there is a possibility that the Note 7 will not launch with this new biometrics technology and that the South Korean brand could be planning to introduce a variant with this technology at a later date. 

Despite not including the iris scanner in the planogram however, CNET insists that the Note 7 will sport this advanced feature, alongside a USB type-C port.

Other specs and features that are expected to be present when the smartphone is launched include the Snapdragon 821 processor or the Exynos 8893 chip, a 5.7-inch display, 4GB of RAM, a 12-megapixel back camera and a 5-megapixel front shooter.

As for the color variants of the Galaxy Note 7, the only confirmed options per the stolen shots of a couple of Note 7 devices obtained by GSM Arena earlier today are Black Onyx, Gold and Silver Titanium.

To find out what the Galaxy Note 7 can really offer, Samsung has stated on its Newsroom page that fans should tune in to the unveiling of the handset at the Galaxy Note Unpacked 2016, which will simultaneously happen in New York, Rio de Janeiro and London. 

Samsung has prepared three options for fans to enjoy the live stream of the event within the comfort of their own homes.

For Mobile live stream, Samsung said fans should visit www.samsung.com/galaxy or Samsung Mobile on YouTube and choose the 360 Live Stream to enjoy high quality viewing using their smartphones and other mobile devices.

For Gear VR live stream, Samsung stated that fans should visit the Oculus Store and look for the Unpacked 360 View app there. After downloading the app, users can enjoy watching the event using their Gear VR headset.

Finally, for PC live stream, Samsung said fans should simply head to www.samsung.com/galaxy and watch the 360 Live Stream when the program finally begins at 11 a.m. EST.

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