Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has now officially launched at a special event in New York. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is a phone that is designed for a very specific user base: those who want a larger screen but are craving a stylus too.
For starters, it sports an fingerprint scanner for security as well as Iris scanner. The smartphone is dust and water resistant as is the S Pen on the Note 7. Samsung has also introduced a Secure Folder protected by the company’s Knox security. There’s also Samsung Cloud with up to 15 gigabyte free space, although the company didn’t talk much about this during the launch.
In terms of specs, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 features a 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) dual edge Super AMOLED display. Galaxy Note7 has IP68 rating, which tests submersion up to 5 feet for 30 minutes. It runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with TouchWiz UI. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is powered by an Exynos octa-core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.6GHz Quad) processor coupled with 4 gigabyte RAM and 64 gigabyte internal memory. The US version of the phone, however has, a Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor.
The Note 7 is backed by a 3,500 mAh battery with fast charging technology and comes with wireless charging support. The phone also has a Type-C USB charging port, making it the first in the Galaxy series to ditch the micro-USB port.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 comes with a new S Pen that can be used on the phone without unlocking the screen. The Screen off memo also works by simply pinning the memo to the Always On Display. You can also create and share GIF animations more quickly with the new S Pen using the Smart Select feature.
The Galaxy Note 7 will be available in Blue Onyx, Silver Titanium, and Black Onyx in the US on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile USA, US Cellular, and Verizon in stores.