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Samsung Launched Galaxy Note 7 For $800-$900

Posted in Mobile/Tablet, and Samsung

Samsung today launched its next big Galaxy, the Galaxy Note 7. The Galaxy Note 7 is based on the Galaxy S7 edge — released earlier this year — but comes with minor improvements and the usual suite of Note features and apps.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Galaxy Note 7 Overview:

Inside, the Galaxy Note 7 shares the same set of internals as found on the Galaxy S7. This includes Samsung’s own Exynos 8890 chipset clocked at 2.4GHz, 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, and, a microSD card slot. The Note 7 comes with a 3500mAh battery that is capable of being charged from 0-50% in only around 30 minutes. It also features dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, Cat. 12 LTE, 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C port, and GPS.

The Note 7 also comes with a new S Pen that features 4096 pressure points and a latency of only 50ms.The S Pen itself is also waterproof, so it can survive being dunked in water, though it does not work underwater. The Note 7 is also the first smartphone in the world to feature an iris scanner that can be used for unlocking the phone and even for verifying Samsung Pay transactions.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

The Galaxy Note 7 uses both an IR camera module and a proximity sensor to recognize when its owner is holding the phone up to his or her face (from 25 to 35 centimeters, or about a foot away). The camera can quickly scan the owner’s iris and, based on biometric data stored locally on the phone, will unlock the device. Note 7 owners can also store personal documents, like contracts or a copy of a passport, in a secure folder on the phone that can only be unlocked with an iris scan.

The iris scanner isn’t the smartphone’s primary security feature, Samsung says; it’s an extra layer of security alongside the now widely-adopted fingerprint sensor, and it’s completely optional. But the inclusion of the iris scanner comes at a time when the security of a smartphone’s fingerprint sensor is being tested.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

The Galaxy Note 7 will be available in the US on August 19th with pre-orders beginning tomorrow. Pricing varies by carrier but will be in the $800-$900 range for a 64GB model (the only model available). We will update the pricing when carriers make it official.


  • Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890 (regional, like the S7)
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 64 GB of storage (UFS 2.0)
  • Dual curved, 5.7-inch display AMOLED display
  • Quad HD Resolution (2460 x 1440, 518 ppi) with HDR suppport
  • Gorilla Glass 5
  • MicroSD Slot (tested up to 256 GB)
  • 7.9 mm thin
  • 3,500 mAh battery
  • 12 MP camera (same as the S7)
  • Fingerprint Sensor and iris scanner
  • IP68 Water Resistant (including the S-Pen!)
  • Thinner S-Pen tip (0.7mm)
  • 4,096 levels of pressure senitivity
  • USB-C (3.1) with OTG support
  • Android Marshmallow 6.0.1

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