Samsung Unpacked 2016 – Samsung Galaxy Note 7
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is Here.
Straight out of the box at the New York Unpacked event Samsung’s brand new Galaxy Note has been officially revealed. The most intelligent smartphone the company has ever developed and one that truly ‘thinks big’ and features people-inspired innovation in its functionality and security – offering a ‘Galaxy of experiences’.
Samsung’s presentation highlighted the new features including not only finger-print sensor but also iris scanning and Samsung Knox software keeping both adults and kids safe. Water and dust resistance is a new addition for not only the handset itself but also the S-pen, which now includes a tip that’s only 0.7mm in diameter offering greater precision than ever, replicating the accuracy of a real pen. They’ve really gone all out on the stylus this time – and as Samsung says it’s not just an accessory. We’ll hopefully dissect the S-Pen in a bit more detail in the coming days (it’s really worth its own article).
The Galaxy Note 7 handset itself features the expected 5.7” Quad HD Dual-Edge Super AMOLED with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 (518ppi) and measures 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9mm with a weight of 169g. This Samsung says can still be used entirely with one hand. The smartphone runs on a 64 bit octa-core processor (2.3GHz Quad + 1.6GHz Quad) with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage – double the predecessor, with option for expandable storage slot via Micro SD card.
Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) comes as operating system of choice and the most up to date Android has publically available and connectivity is on offer with LTE (4G), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, USB Type C which comes compatible with previous Galaxy models and Samsung emphasised that there is a headphone jack (cheap pop from the crowd, for known reasons).
Camera tech is supplied by dual pixel 12-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixels up front and the battery is the biggest ever in a Samsung handset with 3,500mAh and fast wireless charging available (a waterproof battery ‘backpack’ was also announced).
Gear VR, powered by Oculus – was of course another highlight for those in attendance at the event who got to try it out with the new Note 7 and Samsung credits itself throughout the presentation for bringing virtual reality into the mainstream. Which, fair play to them, they’ve done incredibly well. Other connectable devices include the Gear 360 camera, Gear Fit 2 and Gear Icon X.
We’ll stay on top of the network and retailer specifics as they become available but the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be available from pre-order in the UK from August the 16th in Blue Coral and Black Onyx, with both shipping from September the 2nd. Another, Silver Titanium model will be release a short time after.
For more product information and the official run down visit www.samsung.com/uk/galaxy-note7.
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