Samsung Galaxy Note 7 launches with Gorilla Glass 5, 12MP Dual Pixel camera, and 64GB memory

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone
Front view of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 | Image: Samsung

Samsung has recently announced its best phone for 2016, the Galaxy Note 7 also known as the Galaxy Note 7 Duos. The Note 7 is dubbed by the mobile-maker giant as “the smartphone that thinks big” or “more than a phone”, catchy slogans that fail on describing this phone, as it is much better than how Samsung advertises it. The new Android powerhouse phone really packs a punch that no competitor can match right now.

Here, we’ll take everything Samsung has given to the Note 7 one by one and get you covered with everything you need to know about the 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 7.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Design

With the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung has also brought the debut of the latest and 5th generation of the Corning Gorilla Glass. Note 7 phone with a physical Home button rocks a dual-edge curved display made of the Gorilla Glass 5 and a metallic curved body on the back. The curved back design comes for the very first time on this handset and it looks as attractive as on the front, it also makes it easier for its lucky users to pick it up from flat surfaces, mixing elegance and class with usability.

The Note 7 phablet gives the impression of an all-touchscreen bezel-less phone because of its ultra-slim bezels that almost do not take any space from the screen.

Display of the Galaxy Note 7 is made of the Gorilla Glass 5 landing to it an IP68 certification for dust-proof and water resistance — the Super AMOLED 5.7-inch display panel of the Note 7 boasts an impressive resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels (518PPI) and has a screen-to-body ratio of nearly 78%.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 dual curved edges 3D


Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Camera

Samsung promises to everyone that the Note 7 packs cameras that will never “let you down”. Its 12MP Dual Pixel camera on the rear comes with f/1.7 aperture lens, a larger 1.4µm pixels, phase detection autofocus, auto HDR, and OIS that captures videos at 4K resolution (snaps photos with better quality than Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge). On the front, it sports a 5MP selfie camera with f/1.7 aperture, auto HDR, and dual video call.

The camera on the rear is specially designed to look more elegant thanks to its thinner size. In addition to snapping stunning photos and 4K videos, you can also record slow-mow videos and create gif images using the photo gallery of the Galaxy Note 7.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 primary camera

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Performance and memory

Samsung didn’t design the Galaxy Note 7 to become just another member of the “Galaxy Note” line of devices, what Samsung expects is to rival its greatest competitor, Apple, and expects that the upgraded Note 7 will fade the success of the upcoming iPhone 7. Leaks and rumors suggest a disappointing iPhone 7, but I don’t trust them. Mostly, because last year until one day before Apple official introduced its first watch everyone believed its name would be iWatch. Countless rumors and leaks went viral by reporting false concepts and suggestions, something I expect to be happening with the iPhone 7 today.

Samsung knows that the new iPhone will be the best iPhone device that Apple has made by far. And that’s why the giant mobile manufacturer has focused on bringing a single model of the Galaxy Note 7 without an ‘Edge’ or ‘non-Edge’ version (Note 7 features dual Edge curved display and curved back design, you may consider it as the Galaxy Note 7 Edge) that will be totally focused on performance, durability, security and connectivity.

The Galaxy Note 7 gets its power from the company’s own Exynos 8 (8890) chipset with four Mongoose CPU cores clocked at 2.3GHz and other four are Cortex-A53 clocked at 1.6GHz, backed by Mali-T880 MP12 graphics processor, 4GB of RAM and the upgrade to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow (expecting to receive the Android 7  Nougat as soon as it becomes available) with TouchWiz UI on top for the smoothest use and fastest gaming experience on a mobile device.

Samsung will sell the basic Galaxy Note 7 featuring 64GB of flash storage with expandable storage by up to 256GB via a microSD card. By far, there’s no official confirmation about a 128GB Galaxy Note 7 version, but judging on the pricing of the standard version, it is most likely that it will never happen.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Connectivity and security

Samsung has invested in bringing the best and latest hi-tech in connectivity on the Galaxy Note 7. The company trusts this phone that much as they promote for being “wired to be wireless”.

The Note 7 comes with single SIM or Dual SIM versions (Galaxy Note 7 Duos), 4G LTE network, 3G connectivity, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, GPS, USB Type-C, wireless charging and Bluetooth 4.2.

But what’s most important is that Samsung has brought the latest technology in security on this phone. You can create a wall of protection for your data by using your fingerprint on the phablet’s Fingerprint Sensor (home button), use a pattern to lock your device, a password or a pin code. As these features are featured in the most of the midrange phones, and lately on some budget devices such as ZTE Zmax Pro, Samsung has thought to send the security beyond the physical reach. And the way Samsung has achieved this is via its Iris Scanning technology.  Looking like a phone from the future, the Galaxy Note 7 lets you lock your phone by using your eyes as a password.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Iris Scanner

And whenever you feel like using your phone with your fingers is not enough satisfying, you still got the S Pen with the Galaxy Note 7 that lets you create stunning Gifs, draw phones, or create your own handwritten notes. The S Pen on the Galaxy Note 7 is the slimmest, its tip measures only 0.7mm (1.6mm the previous S Pen) it is water and dustproof, and features a side button to turn it into an eraser.

Another addition within the new S Pen and the Note 7 is that all your memos, notes, and drawings you made with the S Pen will be stored in one place, and the pre-installed app called Smart Switch enables you to transfer all of your S Pen made data from your old device to the new Note 7.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Battery and dimensions

The Galaxy Note 7 gets powered by a non-removable Li-Po 3,500 mAh battery, measures dimensions of 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9mm, and weighs 169 grams. The featured battery supports Fast Battery Charging technology and wireless charging.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Release, pricing, and availability

Samsung will sell the Galaxy Note 7 in three major versions where each of them is oriented to a specific market. The Galaxy Note 7 N930 is the US version, the N930F is the Galaxy Note 7 European version, and the Galaxy Note 7 Indian version is the N930G. Colors of the Galaxy Note 7 are Blu Coral, Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium, and Black Onyx.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is available for pre-orders for the starting price of $850 by several mobile carriers and its buyers expect to receive it by September 2. But if you like an unlocked version of the Galaxy Note 7, find it on Amazon.

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