Samsung announced the coming of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 yesterday, August 2, 2016 as is the usual practise with the Galaxy Note series, which is announced around August of each year and released into the market a few weeks after.
The last edition of the Galaxy Note series is the Galaxy Note 5, but it seems Samsung is skipping the Note 6 and jumping to Note 7 so that the numbering of the Note series would tally with that of the Galaxy “S” series. Galaxy S7 was released earlier this year and now that the Galaxy Note 7 is coming out, the numbers can now be the same and be increasing together annually.
While the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has a number of properties in common with its predecessors like the Note 5 and Note 4, which all have a display of 1440 x 2560 pixels and a pixel density of 518ppi, the Galaxy Note 7 also brings new features to the game that makes it stand out. The major ones being
- An Iris scanner that can be used to scan your iris to unlock your phone or some other locked folders on the phone
- Dual curved-edge screen, which makes the phone look like a bigger version of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, but with more features of course
- A re-energized, more sensitive and intuitive S-pen that allows you take notes even when your screen is off
- A bigger battery of 3500mAh
- A RAM size of 4GB
This phone is packed with power and is easily looking like the best phone that you can get out there. It is not just a big smartphone, but it has been dubbed “The smartphone that thinks big“. There’s also a Gear VR designed to work seamlessly with this phone alongside a Gear 360 device that can be used to take 360o photos and video.
See the full configuration of the phone below
|OS:||Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)|
|NETWORK:||LTE Cat.12 / LTE Cat.10 / LTE Cat.9 (May differ by markets and mobile operators)|
|DIMENSION:||153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9mm, 169g|
|PROCESSOR:||Octa core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.6GHz Quad), 64 bit, 14 nm process|
|MEMORY:||4GB RAM (LPDDR4), 64GB (UFS 2.0)|
|DISPLAY:||5.7” Quad HD Dual edge Super AMOLED 2560 x 1440 (518ppi)|
|CAMERA:||Rear: Dual Pixel 12MP OIS (F1.7), Front: 5MP (F1.7)|
|BATTERY:||3,500 mAh, Fast Charging on wired and wireless Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA|
|CONNECTIVITY:||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), MIMO(2×2) 620Mbps, Bluetooth® v 4.2 LE, ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Glonass, Beidou)|
|SENSORS:||Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, HR Sensor, Iris Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor|
|AUDIO:||MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA|
|VIDEO:||MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI , FLV, MKV, WEBM|
You can also see the official release video by Samsung below.