Samsung have unveiled the latest Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone at an event in New York. We take a look at all the features, and the need to knows bout this latest smartphone to be released from Samsung Mobile.
Galaxy Note 7 – Design
The very first thing you will notice about the Galaxy Note 7 is it is a slimmer and trimmer version of the Galaxy Note 5 and brings a 5.7″ AMOLED display to the palm of your hand. What’s more the display has curved on both sides of the smartphone making it a more emmersive experience. You will also find that there is no longer a flat version of the phone, as there was with the launch of the Galaxy S7.
The Galaxy Note 7 is also the very first Galaxy Note smartphone to be given an IP68 water and dust resisant certification. This will provide you with limited protection but we certainly wouldn’t recommend you take the smartphone for a dive in deep water anytime soon.
You will find the range of colours that the Galaxy Note 7 is available in more than acceptable, available in Black Onyx, Silver Titanium, Gold and Coral Blue. Although the smartphone will be available in these colours it is worth mentioning you may need to shop around as some colours will be exclusive to providers and shops.
Besides its large sized the unique part of the Note has always been the S Pen that accompanies and compliments the device. The latest version of the S Pen comes complete with a whole range of new and impressive features including the ability to magnify images and text, translate signs or documents and you can even quickly make gifs from video. Potentially a redundant feature is the S Pen being water resistant which is great if your conference room is underwater but not so good if it isn’t. The S Pen nib is also more slimmer than previous designs giving it a more natural feel.
You will also notice a new addition to the Galaxy Note 7 in the form of the iris scanner which is situated at the top of the device. This can be used to unlock and even unlocked content that you have locked away for your own use. What’s more you will even be able to use it to authorise Samsung Pay transactions, although this feature is not yet available.
Finally, the Galaxy Note 7 features the USB-C connectivity allowing you to leave the laptop at home and giving you faster file transfer and charging capabilities.
Underneath all the beautifully designer exterior of the Galaxy Note 7 comes with Samsung’s very own Exynos 8893 octa-core processor. Backed up by an impressive 4GB RAM and 64GB of on board stroage giving you plenty of room for photos, selfies and for playing high intensity games.
Battery life has remained the same, which is a bit of a disappointment. However the at 3,500mAh, will keep you gaming and connected for longer.
The camera on board the Galaxy Note 7 is the same 12 mega pixel camera rear sensor. Which allows for greater picture quality even in low light conditions. Complete with dual pixel technology which allows for more rapid and greater focus.
The Galaxy Note 7 comes complete with Android 6.0 Marshmallow installed and a promise of this being updated to the latest version of Android 7.0 Nougat.
Of course Samsung made some of their own amendments to the Android 6.0 operating system all of which have made the user experience a better one. These enhancements include full-screen gaming, live streaming, an advanced camera application and Samsung Notes.
Accessories for the Galaxy Note 7
As with any release, no new smartphone would be complete without a range of accessories. We’ll be adding a whole range of new accessories for the Note 7 to our website over the coming weeks.
Release Date and Pricing
The Galaxy Note 7 will be available from the August 19th 2016 and is expected to retail at £749.99 SIM Free in the UK and will be available in Black Onyx