Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy Note7 with curved screen, S Pen stylus and iris scanner

Samsung has officially announced its new flagship Galaxy Note7. The smartphone is made of glass and metal, got the top-end features and a number of significant changes compared to its predecessor.

According to the logic of top-end Samsung smartphone was supposed to get the index of “6”, because last year he released the Galaxy Note 5. However, Seoul decided to skip six. It is believed that this is done to unify the index with the “core” flagships — the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, but it is logical and another suggestion not to stay with the “six” after the release of iPhone 7, the announcement of which will take place in early September.

Samsung Galaxy Note7 has a symmetrical design, which should provide a comfortable grip and control the device. The strength of the structure is designed to provide tempered glass Corning Gorilla glass 5 and the alloy of 7000 series aluminum, like the iPhone 6s. In smartphones Samsung used symmetric 3D design with curved glass on the front and back panels for comfortable use with one hand.

As expected, the Galaxy Note7 equipped with an 8-core processor Exynos 8890 with a clock frequency of 2.3 GHz, the same as in the line of Galaxy S7, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory. The latter can be increased using memory cards microSD. The phone supports LTE Advanced Cat.12.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 includes a sensor, the same as in the line of Galaxy S7 — 12 megapixel with Dual Pixel technology. Front camera of 5 MP also remained the same as in the other flagship series. The aperture of both lenses is f/1.7.

Interestingly, the phablet itself, but his accessory – stylus pen S Pen is protected by standard IP68. Also in several markets will be a version with a processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, but in the Russian market the device will be released on the Exynos processor. The device has a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with Quad HD resolution.

The phablet will get the battery capacity of 3500 mAh and USB connector-C. the dimensions of the device — 153,5×73,9×7,9 mm, weight — 168 g. as the operating system is Android 6.0 with sheath New Grace UX.

In addition to the fingerprint scanner, the Galaxy Note7 equipped with recognition technology the iris of the eye. The sensor is used to unlock the home page, log in to the app and payment service Samsung Pay. Unlike fingerprints, the iris can not be duplicated because it has a unique pattern, noted in the company.

The improved stylus S Pen allows you to perform tasks faster. For example, users will be able to take notes on the screen is off, create a GIF animation using the function “Select” save and translate any text or image to increase the usual touch. With a stylus you can also mix different colors, to quickly switch between the brushes.

In Russia for those wishing to become owners of the new flagship is available with the option of pre-order 2 through August 25. And those who will make 100% prepayment, will receive the device no later than three days before the official launch. In Russia the smartphone will be available in three colors: “Black brilliant”, “Dazzling platinum” and “titanium Silver”. All pre-ordered and predoplatu Galaxy Note7 Samsung will give a fitness bracelet Gear Fit 2.

The start of sales of Galaxy Note7 in Russia is scheduled for August 26, 2016. The recommended retail price of 64 990 rubles.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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