Samsung Gulf Electronics went all out launched their latest flagship offering, the Galaxy Note 7, with a lot pomp and pride at the Four Seasons Hotel in Jumeirah, Dubai, last night.
Samsung accepted by many as the Android OS’s best representation launch the Galaxy Note 7 with “refined craftsmanship, premium materials and a unique symmetrical edge design.”
Galaxy Note 7 highlights include:
- A water resistant body and S Pen (IP68)*.
- Top-of-the-line security that combines Samsung Knox with biometric authentication including a new iris scanning feature.
- Immersive entertainment features with HDR video streaming capabilities.
Tarek Sabbagh, Head of IT and Mobile (IM) Division at Samsung Gulf Electronics said “With the Galaxy Note7 we have reinvented the large-screen smartphone segment with a unique combination of productivity tools, entertainment services and security features.” However, with a length of just 5.7 inches, I don’t think this is very “large-screen.”
I believe Samsung will soon have to better differentiate their Galaxy Note brand line from the Galaxy S line as both of them seem to be converging. What do I mean by this?
Well, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge both being launched earlier this year are 5.1 inches and 5.5 inches respectively with very similar features to the Galaxy Note 7. (So, why buy any of these?)
To sum it up, however, Samsung, I would say, has improved on its previous offerings with the Galaxy Note 7 with some features that are cool like the ability to scribble on it anytime and the water resistance.
Oh BTW, we were broadcasting live from this event on our Facebook page. Watch the broadcast again here:
Galaxy Note 7 Features elaborated on:
The Galaxy Note7 S Pen: Quickly and Easily Bring Ideas to Life
With the enhanced Galaxy Note7 S Pen Users can bring ideas to life the moment inspiration strikes without unlocking the screen by using Screen off memo and simply pinning the memo to the Always On Display. The S Pen also gives users the ability to easily create and share GIF animations with Smart Select. In addition, the new Air Command functions, including Magnify and Translate, enable users to zoom in on the screen or convert languages with a simple hover of the S Pen. It is even easier to access the best of the S Pen’s creative abilities with Samsung Notes, a new unified app allowing users to jot down handwritten notes, draw, or edit memos from one location.
The smaller 0.7mm tip and improved pressure sensitivity provides a real pen-like experience. Due to its IP68 water resistant certification, the Galaxy Note7 S Pen lets users jot down their thoughts without interruption, even when the screen gets wet.
Advanced Security: Now in the Blink of an Eye
Coupled with Samsung Knox, an industry-leading security platform, the Galaxy Note7 provides heightened security and privacy, with highly advanced biometric authentication, including fingerprint scanner and iris scanning technology.
The Galaxy Note7 instills a new level of user confidence with Secure Folder, a separated folder that adds an extra layer of authentication to keep private and personal information safe.
The Galaxy Note7 features a gorgeous, curved 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED screen delivering a bold and immersive picture on a smartphone. It is ready to stream HDR video, enabling a cinema-like experience including brighter colors and a deeper black, which ensure users get the full experience that the filmmaker intended. The Galaxy Note7 also features a Game Pack, available through Google Play, including top game titles, an easier redemption process and new user benefits.
By pairing the Galaxy Note7 with the new Gear VR powered by Oculus, users can experience premium virtual reality almost anywhere. Galaxy Note7’s incredible Super AMOLED screen and powerful processor delivers an ultra-immersive experience.
For people who live to create, tell stories and transport people to entirely new worlds, the Galaxy Note7 can be used with the new high-resolution (3840×1920) Gear 360 camera, to capture, edit and share 360-degree images videos on the go. These memories can then be shared with friends via platforms including YouTube 360 and Facebook, and can be relived with the ultra-immersive Gear VR.
Galaxy Foundation with Refined Craftsmanship
The Galaxy Note7 has been designed to provide a comfortable grip, easier one-handed operation, and unmatched durability with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5. The Galaxy Note7 features a unique front-to-back symmetrical dual-edge curved screen lets the Galaxy Note7 add the powerful Edge Panel for one-tap user access to applications, news and functions.
The Galaxy Note7 is equipped with the advanced camera that was introduced on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. The dual-pixel sensor technology, wide aperture and fast auto focus, work together to create sharp and beautiful photos even in low-light environments.
In addition to 64GB of internal memory, the Galaxy Note7 offers expandable storage and microSD support up to 256GB. The Galaxy Note7 is equipped with a 3,500mAh battery, easy Power Management, and charges quickly using the new USB-C port. Recharge the Galaxy Note7 wherever wireless charging is available.
A new line of accessories will be available to complement the Galaxy Note7, including the new S View Standing Cover, a light and portable cover that can be used to prop the device at a 60-degree angle for easy viewing of content, as well as an IP68 water resistant Backpack for on-the-go charging.
The Galaxy Note7 will be available starting August 19, in Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium and Black Onyx and a recommended retail price of AED 2999. A 128 GB microSD card will be supplied to complement the 64GB of internal memory.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Product Specifications
|OS||Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)|
|Network||LTE Cat.12 / LTE Cat.10 / LTE Cat.9 *May differ by markets and mobile operators*|
|Dimension||153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9mm, 169g|
|AP||Octa core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.6GHz Quad), 64 bit, 14 nm process|
|Memory||4GB RAM (LPDDR4), 64GB (UFS 2.0)|
|Display||5.7” Quad HD Dual edge Super AMOLED
2560 x 1440 (518ppi)
|Camera||Rear: Dual Pixel 12MP OIS (F1.7), Front: 5MP (F1.7)|
|Battery||3,500 mAh, Fast Charging on wired and wireless
Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), MIMO(2×2) 620Mbps,
Bluetooth® v 4.2 LE, ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC,
Location (GPS, Glonass, Beidou)
|Sensors||Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, HR Sensor, Iris Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor|
|Audio||MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR,
AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
|Video||MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI , FLV, MKV, WEBM|
|Gear VR for Galaxy Note7|
|Dimension||207.8(W) x 122.5(L) x 98.6(H)mm|
|Weight||345g (312g without Front Cover)|
*Field of View
|101° Field of View|
|Sensor||Accelerometer, Gyrometer, Proximity|
|Compatibility||USB Type-C and Micro USB port connection to the Galaxy Note7, S7, S7 edge, Note5, S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+|
*Dust and water resistance based on IP68 rating, which tests submersion up to 5 feet for up to 30 minutes.
**Service availability and scope may vary by each region and market condition.
***All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.