Galaxy Note 7 power boost disputed

Samsung Galaxy Note 7While it was initially reported that Samsung would be making the upcoming Galaxy Note 7 phablet more powerful than the existing Galaxy S7 flagship smartphone, specifications for the device spotted online by TechRadar suggest that this is unlikely to be the case.

The Note 7 is listed as sporting a Snapdragon 820 chipset from Qualcomm along with a solid 4GB allocation of RAM, putting it in exactly the same niche as the S7 in terms of performance. This dispels earlier rumours that Samsung would instead be opting for the newer Snapdragon 823 solution, in combination with an additional 2GB of RAM.

Of course, it is worth remembering that Samsung will probably have found a way to squeeze a little more power and efficiency out of this existing setup, meaning that the Note 7 should feel slightly slicker than its smaller stable mate.

It is also sensible to take any smartphone specifications which appear before the official release with a pinch of salt, since while manufacturers like Samsung can be fairly prone to leaks, it is also just as likely that retailers and industry sources are overly eager to share fabricated information to win media coverage.