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Latest renders of the much awaited Samsung Galaxy Note 7 show off three colour schemes: black onyx, silver titanium and coral blue. While the leaked renders are not confirmed as official, they were posted by tipster Evan Blass who has previously released accurate information, suggesting this could be the first look of the Note 7.

The Galaxy Note 7, which will be succeeding the Note 5, was originally supposed to be called the Note 6. Samsung however, decided that it wanted to bring the Note series in sync with its S series which unveiled the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge earlier this year.

Expected specs of the phone include a 5.7in Super AMOLED screen which will have dual-curved edges, like the Galaxy S7. The device is expected to run on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 SoC paired with 6GB of RAM.

A big feature speculated for the device is an iris scanner. While fingerprint scanners are popular among flagship smartphones, iris scanners have have not made a mark on any major smartphone model as yet. Samsung which recently unveiled this technology on a tablet it launched in India and is expected to use the same for the Note 7.

Although the official date for the launch of the device has not been announced by the company yet, reports state it will be launched in the first week of August. Traditionally Samsung launches its products at tech conferences/exhibitions, such as the MWC or in its home country South Korea. But this time there is a buzz that the Note 7 may be launched in New York.