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Samsung Galaxy Note 7, Gear Fit 2 launched in India

Samsung has also announced Gear Icon X and Gear VR in the Indian market.

Samsung today announced the launch of Galaxy Note 7 in India at Rs 59,900. Besides, it introduced Gear Fit 2 at Rs 13,990, Gear Icon X at Rs 13,490 and Gear VR at Rs 7,290.

The Gear Fit 2 has a 1.5 inch Curved Super AMOLED display, 4 GB memory, GPS, accelerometer, Gyro sensor, barometer, and a built in music player. On the display, users can check out notifications (call, SMS, calendar) as well as analytics of their work outs. Besides, the fitness band helps users to track their sleeping pattern apart from other activities like walking, cycling etc.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 comes in has been announced in Blue Coral, Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium and Black Onyx colours. The phone comes with a metal body and a 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) Super AMOLED display with curved edges on both right and left hand side. The display has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection as well. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is water and dust resistant and has got IP68 certification for the same.

The Galaxy Note 7 has been launched in India with octa-core Exynos 8890 (quad 2.3GHz + quad 1.6GHz) processor that runs this Android Marshmallow based phone with the help of 4GB RAM. The smartphone has TouchWiz UI on top and a 3500 mAh battery with fast charging technology mode. It has a USB Type C port.

The Galaxy Note 7 has 64 GB of internal storage and you can use a micro SD card of up to 256 GB in its expandable storage slot. Note that it has a hybrid dual SIM slot which means if you use a micro SD card, you have to forgo the SIM2.

It has a fingerprint sensor as well as an Iris scanner. Besides, the phablet offers Samsung's Knox security app. Apart from this, the device also features barometer, gyro, geomagnetic, proximity, and ambient light sensors.

The smartphone boasts a 12-megapixel autofocus rear camera that comes with dual pixel technology, LED flash, PDAF, optical image stabilisation, and f/1.7 aperture. A 5-megapixel front facing camera with f/1.7 aperture is there in the Note 7 for selfies and video calling. On the connectivity front, the device offers 4G, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), GPS with AGS/GLONASS, NFC and USB type C. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 measures 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9mm and it weighs 169 grams.

S Pen

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has S Pen stylus using which you can write notes can leave notes on the Always on screen. The S Pen also gives users the ability to easily create and share GIF animations with Smart Select, and new Air Command functions, including Magnify and Translate, enable users to zoom in on the screen or convert languages by simply hovering. The new Samsung Notes app allows users to jot down handwritten notes, draw, or edit memos from one location.

The new S Pen has a smaller 0.7mm tip and claims to have improved pressure sensitivity that provides a real pen-like experience. Since the Note 7 is water resistant you can use the S Pen even when the screen gets wet.

First Published : Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 14:10

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