Samsung has lifted the curtains off its most anticipated and latest Note series smartphone at the Samsung Unpacked 2016 event which was held simultaneously in New York, London, and Rio de Janeiro. As expected, Samsung skipped the No 6 and has named its latest Note series smartphone as Samsung Galaxy Note 7 instead of Note 6. This was done so that all Samsung flagships will be in synchronous (the other Samsung flagships are currently named as Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge).
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 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 will be available with Octa-Core Exynos 8890 (quad 2.3GHz + quad 1.6GHz) processor in all markets except USA where it will be available with Quad Core Snapdragon 820 processor. However, both versions have 4GB RAM. The smartphone comes preinstalled with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system with the latest TouchWiz UI on top and a 3500 mAh battery with fast charging technology on both wired and wireless charging modes. 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.
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.
Availability and Price
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been made available for pre-order in some countries from today itself and it will be available for sale starting on August 19. However, Samsung has not announced the price of Galaxy Note 7 at the event. In India, the Note 7 has been listed on Samsung India’s website but there is no facility to pre-order it nor there is any information about its price but some reports claim that the phone would cost about Rs 63,000.