At an event in New Delhi, Samsung India has laucnhed today Galaxy Note 7 which was unveiled in Newyork on 2nd August. This is the first time that Samsung has brought its flagship device so early in India.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is priced Rs. 59,900 and will go no sale in India from 2nd September. The pre-booking for this phone will open from 22nd August and will continue till 30th August. Those who pre-book the Galaxy Note 7 will get a Gear VR at a special price of Rs. 1990 against normal price of Rs. 7,290. Moreover, the users of Galaxy Note 7 will also get Reliance Jio Preview offer of unlimited access for 90 days.
Coming back to features of Galaxy Note 7, this smartphone or phablet 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 phone has curved screen which includes powerful Edge Panel similar to that of Galaxy 7edge and with one tap, you can access favourite contacts, applications, news and frequently used apps.
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. This phone comes with a hybrid dual-SIM card slot which means you can either use two SIM cards or one SIM and a microSD card in the second slot.
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 and 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.
It also comes with improved S-Pen stylus with which 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. The translate feature allows users to translate 38 languages including 11 Indian languages to be translated in 71 languages.
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 is IP68 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 Galaxy Note 7 is the first device in the Note family to be water resistant with an IP68 rating. It can resist damage if submerged in water depth of 1.5m for upto 30 minutes.
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)