Samsung Announces Galaxy Note 7, Arrives in August
Brendan Frye |
Aug 2, 2016
Today at an Unpacked event, Samsung announced the new Galaxy Note 7, the followup in their phablet line of smartphones.
The Galaxy Note 7 is the latest in the stylus-equipped flagship smartphones from Samsung. The Galaxy Note 7 meshes many of the things people loved about last years Note 5 with what Samsung has injected into their latest S7 lineup. The stylus is still present, albeit improved upon, and Samsung have added the power and performance you would expect from the S7 lineup of devices.The Galaxy Note 7 will be available from all major carriers, with pre-orders starting this week on August 3rd. Samsung
The Galaxy Note 7 will be available from all major carriers, with pre-orders starting this week on August 3rd. Samsung have not released pricing for the Note 7 yet, but have said it will be more then the S7 Edge, so you should expect to spend a fair amount of money on this device.
Under the hood, it is clear the Note 7 is part of the S7 lineup of devices packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB RAM, quick charge and wireless charging, a 12 Megapixel camera and will be water resistant rated at IP68. The Note 7 will also have support for microSD cards and will come standard with 64GB of internal storage compared to the current 32GB on the S7, and the battery in the device will be 3,500mAh, compared to the Note 5’s 3,000mAh cell.
The visual look of the Galaxy Note 7 also matches what we have already seen with the S7 lineup. The screen features a dual-curved Super AMOLED display with quad HD resolution (2560 x 1440) at 5.7 inches. The Note 7 also moves to USB Type-C charging, a first for a Samsung device.
With the specs largely the same as the S7 lineup, Samsung is ensuring the features make it stand apart. The Note 7 features an Iris scanner, that will allow you to unlock your phone with your eyes. The Iris scanner can also be used to lock down spacific apps, photos, notes, or content placed in a secure folder. As with any phone in the Note lineup the Note 7 would not be complete without the Samsung S pen. This years version has a major update, now featuing a finer point, twice as many pressure sensitives (4,096 compared to 2,048 of previous models) and is now water resistant. Samsung have also added new software features to the OS that the S Pen will be able to take advantage of such as magnifying loupe, and a new quick text translation tool.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is the evolution of the device. Samsung has taken the things people loved within the S7 lineup and added them to the Note lineup, and if early looks are anything to go by, it is looking impressive. The Galaxy Note 7 is launching August 19th on most major carriers. No firm pricing has been listed for the phone yet.You can find the full live-stream for the Unpacked Event at Samsung’s official Unpacked page
You can find the full live-stream for the Unpacked Event at Samsung’s official Unpacked page here.