Last night at the annual Samsung Unpacked event, the Galaxy Note7 was launched, with the tech giant calling it the smartphone that thinks big.
Its most prominent features are the S Pen (typical of the Note range of smartphones from Samsung), it has an iris scanner for security purposes and to enable users pay using Samsung Pay where available. Samsung has promised enhanced security with the integration of Samsung Knox, and is waterproof.
Like the S6 and S7 Edge phones earlier released, the Galaxy Note7 has a screen with curved edges, making for an additional screen on the edge to show notifications. It also has new Air Command functions that include Magnify and Translate to enable users zoom in on the screen or convert languages with a simple hover of the S Pen. The S Pen’s tip has been made smaller – 0.7mm – to increase ease of use and precision, even if the screen is wet. Think underwater notes. How serene…
The screen is a curved 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It has 64GB of internal memory, expandable to 256GB with a microSD card. Here are some of the features you’d be interested in:
As for battery life, the Galaxy Note7 has a 3,500mAh battery and is charged with the new USB-C port as well as wireless charging which Samsung introduced in the Galaxy S6
DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics said:
“The Galaxy Note7 combines productivity and entertainment, with strong security features. Powering a robust ecosystem, it is the ideal device for those who want to achieve more in life. Life moves faster than ever now so we created the Galaxy Note7 to help users get things done more easily wherever, whenever.”
The Galaxy Note7 should be available on the market on 19th August 2016.