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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 with, Iris scanner, Dual Pixel Rear Camera, Gorilla Glass 5, Announced

Samsung has announced its flagship Galaxy Note7 smartphone at its Galaxy Unpacked 2016 event in New York. The new Galaxy Note 7 comes with host of new features and will be available in four colors – Blue Coral, Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium and Black Onyx. It will go on sale from 19th August but Samsung has not disclosed the price of this device. The Galaxy Note 7 is being launched in India on 11th August.


The highlights of Galaxy Note 7 are its Dual-Pixel rear camera, improved S Pen, Iris scanner. Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

The Galaxy Note 7 features a 5.7-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) curved dual-edge Super Amoled display having pixel density of 518ppi with Always On display feature. This is the first smartphone to come with Gorilla Glass 5 protection, which was unveiled very recently. This phablet is packed with an Octa-Core Exynos 8890 (2.3GHz Quad + 1.6GHz Quad), 64 bit, 14 nm processor combined with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage that is expandable to 256GB via microSD card. This phone runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with revamped TouchWiz UI on the top. This phone is likely to be upgraded to the latest Android Nougat 7.0 the moment it releases.

One of the prominent highlight of the Note 7 is its 12MP Dual-Pixel sensor with optical image stabilization and an f/1.7 aperture and dual-LED flash. It also houses a 5MP front camera with f/1.7 aperture. The dual-pixel sensor technology, wide aperture and fast auto focus have been provided to create sharp and beautiful photos even in low-light conditions.

The Note 7 gets its juice from a 3500mAh battery with fast charging support on wired as well as wireless. This is the first phone from Samsung having a USB-C type port.

The Galaxy Note7 also incoporates fingerprint scanner on the home button on the front. As expected, Samsung has added an Iris scanner for the first time that would enable you to unlock the phone using eye recognition. This feature was provided on the Galaxy Iris Tab, which was launched in India recently.

Samsung has also included improved S-Pen stylus in its Note 7. With the improved S Pen, you can now create and share GIF animations with Smart Select feature. In addition, the new Air Command functions, including Magnify and Translate, enable users to zoom in on the screen or convert languages with a simple hover of the S Pen. This Pen has now smaller 0.7mm tip and improved pressure sensitivity. You can even jot down on the screen with new S Pen even when your screen is in water as it isIP68 water resistant. Facing flak from its earlier Note 5, Samsung has improved the Pen slot so that it can be placed safely in the slot.

The note 7 comes with host of sensors besides Fingerprint which include Barometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, HR Sensor, Iris Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor.

Key Features :

  • Display :  5.7-inch Dual-edge Super AMOLED display, 2560 x 1440 resolution, 518ppi
  • Processor: Octa-Core Exynos 8890 (2.3GHz Quad + 1.6GHz Quad), 64 bit, 14 nm processor or Quad Core Snapdragon 820 processor
  • RAM :  4GB, LPDDR4
  • Internal Storage :  64GB extendabl to 256GB
  • Camera : Rear: Dual Pixel 12MP OIS (F1.7), Front: 5MP (F1.7)
  • Battery :3,500 mAh, Fast Charging on wired and wireless with WPC and PMA
  • Water resistance :  IP68 rating
  • Dimensions and weight :  153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9mm, 169g
  • Connectivity : 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz),Bluetooth 4.2 LE, ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Glonass, Beidou)


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