The long-running rumor has finally ended as Samsung has finally unveiled its Galaxy Note 7 at Samsung Unpacked event. The new Note lineup will help Samsung to ascend in several market categories. The Galaxy Note 7 sports several eye-catching features, which makes it by far the most advanced and powerful phone in the market.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is impressive in every corner, including its design and display. The Note 7 is the first Note lineup with IP68 certification, making it an excellent companion for those clumsy hand as well as for those who loves to take their phone during shower. The Note 7 is built with metal frames on the sides and is protected with a sheet of Gorilla Glass 5 both on the front and back, making it the first phone in the market to be graced with the Gorilla Glass 5. The Galaxy Note 7 is available in the new Blue Coral color option alongside gold, black, silver, and typical blue.
Display wise the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 features a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display curved at both sides which is similar to the Galaxy Edge series. The phone has QHD resolution, which is typical in most case, but the display of the phone supports HDR, making it the first of its kind in the market. The HDR feature allows the display to produce more colors and accurate scenes with high contrast.
One of the most prominent features of the Note series remains to be its S-Pen, which is present in the Note 7. The S-Pen is now more accurate and precise than ever. Samsung has promised that the S-Pen will work like a ballpoint pen which can be used in ‘Always On’ screen as well as on Underwater(the IP68 certification makes sense here)! Samsung has also added more features like text magnifying glass, translate tool, and even a GIF creator.
The Galaxy Note 7 was rumored to feature an Iris scanner, which proves to be true. The Galaxy Note 7 features an Iris scanner which is more secure than a fingerprint scanner, making it the first phone to have it. Thankfully, the iris scanner will work on a low light with the help of its infrared camera. As reported by Samsung the Iris scanner will soon be able to replace fingerprint scanner for Samsung Pay, Knox and other security features like you hidden file in file manager. But not to worry, there’s also a fingerprint scanner in the Galaxy Note 7 located on the home button.
As far as specs are concerned, the Galaxy Note 7 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 (Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo) as well as Exynos 8890 chipset (Quad-core 2.3 GHz + quad-core 1.6 GHz)(depending on the region). The phone is integrated with 4GB of RAM (the 6GB RAM rumours proves to be false) and 64GB of internal storage with a support for microSD card, unfortunately, there’s no support for UFS cards.
Talking about the camera, the Galaxy Note 7 features similar configuration like its Galaxy S7. There’s a 12MP dual-pixel sensor at the back with a f/1.7 aperture rate and OIS alongside a support for 4K video recording. Upfront there’s a 5Mp sensor for selfie fanatics.
Other noticeable features include a USB Type-C connector, making it the first Samsung phone to have it. The whole phone is powered by a 3500mAh battery which is 100mAh less than the S7 Edge. The whole phone will be running Android 6.0 Marshmallow with an optimized TouchWiz UI featuring soft-color menus and overall nicer looking aesthetics.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 can be pre-ordered from August 3 (which is tomorrow), while the phone will go on sale from August 19. The phone will be priced around $800 depending on your region and where you live. As per Samsung, the Galaxy Note 7 will not feature any free Gear VR, but you can get a free Samsung Gear Fit 2 or a 256GB microSD card, for a limited time. The smartphone is expected to be priced around Rs.80,000-85,000 here in Nepal, which isn’t a case of surprise since Samsung Mobile Nepal has always been pricing the Galaxy lineup aggressively.