It’s finally that time where a rumored phone is announced to the world and one of the most anticipated mobile devices this year was just announced yesterday by Samsung, the Galaxy Note7 (yes, still no space) and some rumors followed through while one in particular did not, which I will get to later.
Starting off, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics DJ Koh said this about the Note7:
The Galaxy Note7 combines productivity and entertainment, and strong security features. Powering a robust ecosystem, it is the ideal device for those who want to achieve more in life. Life moves faster than ever now so we created the Galaxy Note7 to move with users – helping them get things done more easily wherever, whenever.
Now that we know that the Note7 is going to be the device for you and your life, let’s dive right into the specs to get those out of the way really quick.
As you can see from the picture above, the specs are pretty on point as to what the rumors had to offer. The screen is still 5.7 inches QHD, has an iris scanner, 64GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 256GB, 4GB RAM, the Snapdragon 820 SoC, 12 megapixel rear facing camera and a 5 megapixel front facing camera, Android Marshmallow pre-installed, USB Type C, and other specs. Now, to get to what I was saying before about the rumors being wrong is that the Note7 does have a double edge display and not a flat one like some people were hoping. The edges aren’t like the Galaxy S7 edge, but there’s still an edge to the Note7 and it’s not as bad as it sounds.
The S Pen is one of the many things that are new about the device, and it’s only right that the pen received an update. The pen is water resistant (IP68) just like the device, so if you ever need to take a girl’s or guy’s phone number while underwater with them, you will have the ability to get it right then and there. Literally. With Smart Select, you can create GIF animations from any video whether it’s on YouTube, a video from the phone, or elsewhere. A new Air Command, Magnify, and Translate will zoom in on the screen or translate languages while hovering over the selected area you need. The S Pen tip is now 0.7mm with improved pressure sensitivity to give you an even better pen-like experience.
Samsung Knox is still Samsung’s security platform so it’s only right that it’s installed by default on the Note7 and it has been updated like all other flagship devices that Samsung announced. If you don’t want to use Knox, Samsung seems to have saved you time with a Secure Folder that will keep anything you need private to stay private such as personal information or applications.
The iris scanner is a new way to unlock your Note7 and it will scan both of your eyes to unlock the device. More to that is you’ll be able to use your eyes to make payments through Samsung Pay. Because you know, using your fingerprint or a pin wasn’t enough. It’s a pretty cool feature, but there will probably be more than enough draw backs when people try to use it.
The colors available will be Onyx Black, Gold Platinum, Titanium Silver, and the new Coral Blue, which has gold accents to it. U.S. carriers are already starting pre-orders for them and you’ll have the option of either choosing the Gear Fit2 or a 256GB micro sd card through Samsung.
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