A Samsung Galaxy S7 highlight may be back for the Note 7

Never off

Galaxy S7

We're expecting to get our first official look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in just a couple of weeks, and from everything we've seen so far it's shaping up to be a bigger, better version of the Samsung Galaxy S7.

But one Galaxy S7 feature we hadn't yet caught a glimpse of was the always-on display – this was one of the main new features of the Galaxy S7, so it seemed likely the Note 7 would have it too. And now it seems it will, as an image showing the always-on display in action has been leaked.

The shot was obtained by TechTastic, and shows a partially lit-up screen displaying the time, date and battery level, with additional icons below. The layout is similar to some of the possible layouts for the always-on screen on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and as always the image could easily have been faked, but it would be no great surprise to see the feature on the Note 7.

Note 7 always on screen

Good but not great

The always-on screen on the Galaxy S7 was a useful but limited addition, which could be made better by draining less power or adding more functions and information, such as calendar entries. Hopefully this is something Samsung has addressed with the Galaxy Note 7.

Other than the always-on screen, this shot of the Note 7 lines up with previous leaked images, complete with a curved screen and an iris scanner above the display.

We're also expecting a long-lasting battery and a lot of power, with possibly a Snapdragon 823 chip and up to 6GB of RAM at the phablet's heart, all of which will probably lead to a high price – so with an August 2 announcement planned, you might want to get saving.

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