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The time has finally come as Samsung has officially unwrapped the long-awaited Galaxy Note7 phablet flagship, packed with new ways to unlock the device, and being the very first Note to be certified with IP68 badge. Yes, that means you can take the Note7 for a dive 1.5m deep underwater for 30minutes. It’s also dustproof.
Skipping the “Note6” name-scheming, Samsung wants all its flagship products to follow the same number scheming (Galaxy S7 for instance) so that the new Note device doesn’t sound outdated. Yes, Edge display is back on the Note series. The device sports two curved edges on both sides to compliment the gorgeous 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The display fires up QHD resolutions, and it’s the first to offer support for HDR content out of the box. The design of the Samsung Galaxy Note7 takes a twist as there is a symmetrically curved glass on the back side too (also protected with Gorilla Glass 5), and between the front and back glass lies a metal frame.
The new S-Pen gets an upgrade too, featuring ball-point like pen experience. And while you can write notes on the “Always on” screen, you will also be able to write notes while the screen is wet. Yes, the S-Pen is waterproof too. There are new editing tools too which include a text magnifying glass, a translation tool, and a GIF creator.
Samsung steps up the security of smartphones with the newly integrated iris scanner. Now the Galaxy Note7 features its own “Secure Folder” that allows you to store your private files, and unlock the folder using the iris scanner. Samsung says that the Note7 will be able to quickly unlock instantly while using the iris scanner.
There are some familiar technologies in the device too. As of it, the Samsung Galaxy Note7 is powered by the Exynos 8890 chipset, teaming with 4GB DDR4 (Yes, apparently, the 6GB RAM isn’t what it claimed to be), and installed with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. So this means that Samsung would probably be rolling out an Android 7.0 Nougat update at a later point. Still, the Note7 launch was very close to the official rollout of the OS. The storage is 64GB in size with MicroSD support (No UFS card support).
The camera department also receives the goodness of Galaxy S7’s 12MP dual-pixel camera with the bright F1.7 aperture lens, and the 5MP front-facing image sensor with F1.7 lens again. You can also capture 360-degree images and videos.
All that is backed up by a massive 3500 mAh battery with fast charge support. One more new addition is the USB Type-C port which is another first in the Note series, something that the Galaxy S7 doesn’t have.
The Samsung Galaxy Note7 is expected to hit the UAE shelves very soon. Stay tuned folks.
UPDATE: The Samsung Galaxy Note7 (Dual SIM) will be priced at AED 2999