The much-awaited Samsung’s flagship phablet Galaxy Note 7 finally arrived in New York, which brings together a stylus in addition to the curved-screen from the company’s earlier flagship Galaxy S7 Edge. Despite belonging to the Note series, the Galaxy Note 7 apparently managed to keep itself away from comparisons to the previous Note 5. Instead, it looks somewhat familiar to the S7 series — especially due to its expandable storage and water-resistant coating.
As expected, it features the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The 5.7” Quad HD Dual Edge Super AMOLED screen flaunts 1440 x 2560px resolution with 518 ppi pixel density and 78.0% screen-to-body ratio. The U.S variant comes powered by 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor as opposed to Exynos 8890 for the global variant. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system out of the box.
The NFC-supported Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has 64GB basic internal memory, which can further be expanded up to 256GB via microSD card. It packs non-removable Li-Po 3500 mAh battery. The device support Fast Charging on both wired and wireless alongside Type-C USB charging port. The earlier Galaxy Note 5 had a 3000 mAh battery. It also has a 4GB LPDDR4 RAM. Talking about the supported sensors, it deals with Iris scanner, fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, and SpO2.
As far as the camera offerings are concerned, the Galaxy Note 7 houses a 12 MP primary camera at the back alongside f/1.7 aperture, 26mm lens, phase detection autofocus, OIS, and LED flash. Its features and modes include geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, and panorama. The camera is capable of recording videos up to 2160p at 30fps in addition to HDR and dual-video recording. At the front, it has a 5 MP selfie camera.
If we have to talk about some the key attractions of this latest entrant from Samsung, the Galaxy Note 7 complies with the iris recognition technology that can be used with Samsung Pay for authenticating purchases. Additionally, it comes with a Secure Folder option to maximize the safety of your private information. The company is also offering 15GB free cloud Samsung Cloud storage. The company is selling Gear VR, powered by Oculus separately.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be reportedly available starting August 19.