It was Samsung which pioneered the phablet segment with its first Note series smartphone back in 2011. Now it has eighth Note model which is named as Galaxy Note 7 that was unveiled just couple of days back at the Samsung Unpacked Event in New York.
The Note series have always been Samsung’s next big device after the S series. Though the new Galaxy Note 7 comes with top notch specifications, here is what we like and what we didn’t like about this new beast.
Things we like about the Galaxy Note 7
The new Galaxy Note 7 comes with the most symmetrical design every to be built for a smartphone. Both front and back of the device curves around the edges which would make it very comfortable to hold.
The expandable storage has finally made a comeback in the Note series. Apart from the internal storage, now you can expand it up to 256GB.
S-Pen functionality is what makes the Note series stand out from others in this smartphone segment. The new S-Pen comes with improve sensitivity with 2048 pressure levels. Now you can just hover the S Pen over a video to make a GIF.
Water and Dust Resistant
Another nice touch from Samsung in this year’s Note 7 is addition of water and dust resistance capabilities for which it has got IP 68 certification. Further, the certification also extends to S-pen.
The latest flagship from Samsung comes with an innovative unlocking technology called Iris Scanning. The Note 7 has the ability to scan your eyes and unlock the phone. We saw something similar in Lumia devices earlier this year.
Things we didn’t like about the Galaxy Note 7
Previously, Note series use to be one step ahead of every other phone in terms of specifications. This year though, the specifications of the new Note 7 are identical to the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Plus which is kind of a bummer for the ones who were expecting few upgrades in the specifications department.
Similar Design Language
No doubt, the latest flagship from Samsung is extremely symmetrical and easy to handle, still the over-all design language is quite similar to this year’s S series or even last year’s Note 5.