A new picture leak, of what is claimed to be the front panel of the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 7, shows a couple of interesting things.

If genuine, it confirms the presence of the iris scanner that has been much-rumoured over the last month or so. It also shows a screen size thought to be 5.8-inches, and that the phone will look like a larger version of the Samsung Galaxy 7 Edge, released earlier this year.

The screen wraps at the side, similar to the Edge, but additional cutouts are ranged along the top, which Android Authority claims will be used for eye scanning technology, in order to unlock the phone, authorise purchases and more.

Recently, the name Galaxy Note 7 was heavily tipped, with Samsung looking to skip a generation to bring its premium devices under the same naming banner. At the same time, the iris scanner was all but confirmed. Now it seems it has been.

Android Authority says its massive leak comes from @OnLeaks, who regularly gets things right. There isn't a clue though where the front panel came from or where it was photographed.

It is the latest in a long line of leaks and speculation about the Galaxy Note 7, which is expected to be announced at a dedicated event in early August.

As well as the 5.8-inch Quad HD screen. it is also rumoured that the phone will come with 6GB of RAM, a 12-megapixel camera and hefty battery to run the whole shebang.