As we all know that the South Korean Tech Giants Samsung has taken the wraps off the Galaxy Note 7 and as expected, the phone has a lot to take a look on. Unlike previous versions of the Samsung phones, the Galaxy Note 7 comes only in one variant. The features of Galaxy Note 7 also turns out much likely to be the upgraded features that we have already seen in Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.
Features of Samsung Galaxy Note 7
The internal specs of Galaxy Note 7 are nearly identical to Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, and that means it has also inherited the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge’s waterproofing and great cameras as well. With a dual-curved screen, the Note 7 also has the “Edge UX” software found on the Galaxy S7 edge. But, more internal storage, an improved S Pen, a fresh look in the software and an oft-rumored iris scanner all arrive on the Note 7 to differentiate it as well.
The Galaxy Note 7 is the first waterproof (IP68 water and dust resistant) Galaxy Note and is the first phone ever with Gorilla Glass 5 and also the first Galaxy phone with a USB-C port. The iris scanner isn’t quite as useful as the fingerprint sensor at this point, but offers interesting features within the Note 7’s system and has potential for the future.
The Galaxy Note 7 is available in silver, gold, or black color options. And there’s also the new “blue coral” color which features gold trim instead of silver. Dimensions of the phone are 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm and it weighs 168 just 168 grams, impressively light for the size of this phone.
Specifications of Samsung Galaxy Note 7
The Galaxy Note 7 has 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a Q-HD (quad-HD) resolution just as tipsters predicted. The device is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor that comes with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage that can be further expanded up to 256 GB via micro-SD card. The device will run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with the company’s own UI over top.
The Galaxy Note 7 has similar but more conservative 12 mega-pixel primary and 5 mega-pixel secondary camera as that of Galaxy S7, but with other aspects of the sensors improved, larger sensor size, larger pixel size, wider apertures, better focus modules, and so on. It has the Galaxy S7’s f/1.7 aperture size and an optical stabilization (OIS) module.
The Galaxy Note 7 has the same dual-pixel phase detection auto-focus (PDAF ) as the Galaxy S7, which is insanely fast improving both the utility of the Samsung imaging experience and the image quality as less detail is lost in the process.
The Galaxy Note 7 is backed with a 3,500 mAh battery which is quite impressive. The Galaxy Note 7 has been stuffed with battery saving software and hardware optimizations just like the Galaxy S7 which offered some of the best battery performance so far this year. There’s an Ultra Power-saving mode for when you really need it.
Samsung has also implemented the Galaxy S7’s Always On display feature which allows you to see the time and some notifications even when the phone is asleep, at very little noticeable cost to battery life. You can also take notes on the Always On display in standby mode.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Price and Availability
The Galaxy Note 7 lands first in the United States, with an August 3 pre-order date ahead of general availability on August 19 — pricing is set around $850. In Europe, you’ll have to wait until August 16 to pre-order, with launch day coming on September 2. Canada doesn’t get a pre-order window, but the Note 7 will be available right on the same day as the U.S. — August 19. The Galaxy Note 7 is reported to be launch in India on August 11 and the expected price is up to INR 65,000.