Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus are currently under the wraps. However, both the phablets are expected to enter fierce battle with each other in the near future. Here is a comparison of the rumored specifications, features, price and release date between the two phablets:
Design and Display
Fresh speculations suggest that Galaxy Note 7 measures 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm. Since it is expected to sport a similar design like the Galaxy S7 Edge, it will be arriving with a metallic frame enclosed between glass panels on both sides. With IP68 certification onboard, its chassis will be resistant to dust and water. It will be available to in three colors such as black, silver and blue.
The dimensions of the Apple iPhone 7 Plus are expected to be similar to that of the iPhone 6S Plus. It will be sporting a metal body, but antenna lines present on the rear panel are repositioned to the upper and lower edge of the device. Apple is expected to introduce the iPhone 7 in a new color variant of blue this year.
Rumors have it that Samsung will not be releasing a flat screen version of Galaxy Note 7. It is expected to arrive with a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED dual-edge curved display that will support Quad HD resolution. The iPhone 7 Plus is expected to feature a 5.5-inch full HD screen and it will continue to sport 3D Touch feature that was first made available on the iPhone 6S Plus.
Chipset, RAM And Storage
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be arriving in two CPU editions. One of them will be featuring the Snapdragon 821 chipset whereas the other one be driven by Exynos 8893 chipset. Both will be supported by 6 GB of RAM. It is expected to arrive in internal storage version of 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB. Rumors have it that it will also include a 256 GB model. The Galaxy Note 5 lacks a microSD slot, but the feature will be brought back on the Galaxy Note 7.
The Apple iPhone 7 Plus will be fueled by Apple A10 chipset and it will be coupled with 3 GB of RAM. It is expected to be available in storage choices like 32 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB. It won?t feature a microSD slot.
Camera, Software, and Other Features
The Galaxy Note 7 is likely to feature an upgraded version of the 12-megapixel camera present on the Galaxy S7 Edge. It is speculated to house a 5-megapixel shooter on its front panel.
It will arrive preinstalled with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and the newest edition of TouchWiz UI. It will be the first Samsung smartphone to come with a USB Type-C port and an iris scanner security feature. A Duos edition of the smartphone that will support dual SiM cards will be also released later.
Rumors have it that the Apple iPhone 7 Plus will come with a 12-megapixel rear camera. The rumored iPhone 7 Pro that will sport specs will like the iPhone 7 Plus is rumored to arrive with a pair of 12-megapixel shooter. It is speculated to house a 5-megapixel selfie snapper.
The iPhone 7 Plus/Pro will come preloaded with iOS 10. The upcoming iPhone 7 models will be the first Apple smartphones to arrive with support for dual SIMS. The Home button that will house a Touch ID fingerprint reader will be embedded on the bottom bezel of the device. The iPhone 7 Pro is expected to include a Smart Connector feature that will users to connect it to a docking station and keyboard.
The Galaxy Note 7 is pegged to arrive with a 3,600 mAh battery. The iPhone 6S Plus came with a 2,790 mAh battery. Rumors indicate that the company will include a larger battery inside the iPhone 7 Plus.
Samsung Galaxy Note?7 vs. Apple iPhone 7 Plus: Price?and Release Date
According to Android Authority, the base model of the Galaxy Note 5 will be available for around $900 in the U.S. It is expected to get unveiled on Aug. 2 and is likely to be available for purchase from the same month. The iPhone 7 Plus release date will be probably set in September this year and its three variants are speculated to be priced at $930, $1,050 and $1,200.