Formally unveiled yesterday at Samsung?s ?Unpacked? event, the Galaxy Note 7 arrives with a bang. And it brought some friends with it.
The talk-of-the-town feature of the new Galaxy Note 7 is its water resistance. With its IP68 rating, this feature is pretty impressive even with the cavity for the S Pen. Users can even sketch with the S Pen when the phone is submerged in water.
Most striking details of the phone are its dual semi-curved edges and front and back glass body. The curvature of the screen edge is a lot less than that of the S6 Edge+ so there?s little or no parallax distortion. The glass body is made of Corning?s Gorilla Glass 5. This glass is the toughest glass ever used on a smartphone and can withstand scratches, bumps and even a 1.6-meter fall.
As predicted, the phone comes with fast-wired and wireless charging. It also sports a USB-C connector that can support a 10Gbps data transfer rate.
Samsung added another layer of security for the Galaxy Note 7 by introducing an iris scanner. This works as an option or in tandem with the finger print scanner.
Other features at a glance are:
- 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display
- 64-bit Exynos 8890 octa-core processor (four 2.3GHz and four 1.6GHz cores)
- 4GB LPDDR4 RAM
- 4096 pressure level sensitivity for the S Pen
- 3500 mAh battery
- 64GB internal high-speed UFS 2.0 memory
- microSD suport up to 256GB
- 12 megapixel rear camera with OIS and f1.7 aperture
- 5 megapixel front camera with f1.7 aperture
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow (with upgrade option to Android 7.0 Nougat)
- Bluetooth 4.2 LE
- GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
- Barometer, Gyro, Geomagnetic, Hall, HRM, Proximity, RGB Light sensors
- 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9-mm
Pricing and variants
The Galaxy Note 7 comes in four different flavors–Onyx Black, Silver Titanium, Gold Platinum and Blue Coral.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will retail in the U.S. for $849.99, $1,349 for Australia and ?749 for UK.
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