Galaxy Note 7 pops up on CPU-Z running the Exynos 8890 chipset
Galaxy Note 7 pops up on CPU-Z running the Exynos 8890 chipset

If you have not been following the news, then you would not know that Galaxy Note 7 is expected to be the name of the upcoming flagship smartphone, and thanks to the latest specifications leak showing up on CPU-Z, we now have further information of what to expect from the 5.8-inch phablet.

Phone Arena got a hold of the screenshot, and there are a number of interesting things that you will find about Galaxy Note 7. For the longest time, rumors have suggested that the upcoming phone will be armed with a Snapdragon 823, which is said to be a more powerful version of Snapdragon 820 running Qualcomm’s custom designed processor at a higher clock speed. However, the specifications screenshot shows an Exynos 8890, which has been manufactured by Samsung itself.

This could mean that the smartphone could come running in both the Exynos 8890 and Snapdragon 823 versions, but the official announcement of the smartphone will provide confirmation of this. 6GB RAM is also going to be part of the hardware, and it is reported that a combination of a fingerprint sensor and iris scanner will augment the overall security of the smartphone.


There were some disappointing bits too, such as how we were all led to believe that Galaxy Note 7 would feature a 4,000mAh battery, but imagine our shock to see a 3,700mAh battery present on the screenshot. If this ends up being true, then Galaxy Note 7’s battery capacity would mark an increase in just 100mAh over the battery present in Galaxy S6 edge.

Another thing that will continue to haunt us is the fact that despite having 6GB of RAM, Galaxy Note 7’s RAM and internal memory consumption are peaking. This is obviously due to an optimized UI combined with pre-loaded applications, which is more commonly known as bloatware. If Samsung continues to put emphasis on its hardware rather than software, then sooner or later the tech company will find its smartphone business plummeting once more.

Let us hope that when the device is officially announced, it offers a more refined user interface than the impressions we have concocted about it at this very moment.