Forget about Apple’s upcoming device launch next month. South Korean, Samsung has held simultaneous events in New York, London, and Rio de Janeiro to announce the latest in its phablet range, the Galaxy Note 7, it’s sixth-gen phablet. The Galaxy Note Unpacked 2016 event has not only given us our first introduction to the much anticipated Galaxy Note 7, but has also finally provided us with an official verification of its specification and features, pricing structure and release date, all which have been subject to a whirlwind of rumors in the run up to this day.
So now that the powerhouse of a phone is finally out and about from a media perspective, let’s take a look at what it has to offer, when we can expect to experience that offer, and at what price?
As expected, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 isn’t going to leave anyone disappointed with its technical specification. The company’s flagship phablet ships with a 64-bit octa-core processor with an accompanying 4GB RAM. Not exactly the 6GB that had previously been rumored, but more than enough to get the job done. Still and dynamic media on the device will also be brought to life thanks to a stunning 5.7-inch Edge display with Quad HD resolution. Of course the tech behind the display is Super AMOLED.
Those specifications are backed up by an entry-level storage capacity of 64GB, with some markets benefiting from a lower capacity 32GB version, and of course, there is the option of a microSD card expansion if necessary. From a camera perspective, Samsung is offering up the same rear-facing 12-megapixel camera found on the Galaxy S7/S7 Edge, which also applies to the 5-megapixel selfie shooter on the front of the device.
If that’s not enough to whet the whistle so to speak, the phone comes running Android 6.0.1 right out-of-the-box, packs a 3,500mAh battery, a built-in iris scanner for biometric authentication purposes, the S Pen stylus which works under water, and a USB Type-C port for charging and synchronization. Underwater? Yes, the Note 7 comes complete with IP68 certification, making it completely water-proof, just like the Galaxy S7/S7 Edge.
The phone is available in the following four colors: Gold, Black Onyx, Silver Titanium, and Blue Coral.
Interested individuals can expect to part with $950 for ownership of the gorgeous and highly performant Galaxy Note 7 – unlocked. We aren’t comparing apples for apples here, but that’s approximately $55 more than the Galaxy S7 Edge when it was launched. Not exactly surprising when you consider that the new Note 7 comes with the excellent S Pen stylus, iris scanner, and modern specs.
The good news is that Samsung and Android fans don’t need to wait long until they can get their hands on the fabulous new Galaxy Note 7. In the U.S., the phone will be available on pre-order starting tomorrow on August 3, with general availably being penned for August 19th.