Samsung Galaxy Note7 unveiled

Samsung Galaxy Note7
Craige Fleischer, Director of Integrated Mobility at Samsung Electronics South Africa. (Photography by Darryl Linington).
Samsung Galaxy Note7
Samsung Galaxy Note7 unveiled.

Samsung Electronics has unveiled its latest device, the Galaxy Note7. According to the company, the latest device packs in a plethora of features that are expected to set a new standard for the large-screen device sector.

Craige Fleischer, Director of Integrated Mobility at Samsung Electronics South Africa.“The Galaxy Note7 combines productivity and entertainment, with strong security features. The device strikes a balance between work and play, enabling people to achieve more than what they thought possible on a smartphone. Powering a robust ecosystem, it is the ideal device for those who want to achieve more in life.”

As revealed by Samsung, its latest device features the following:

  • Top-of-the-line security that combines Samsung Knox with biometric authentication including a new iris scanning feature;
  • A water resistant body and S Pen (IP68)*; and
  • Immersive entertainment features with HDR video streaming capabilities.

Advanced Security
According the company, Samsung understands the importance of keeping content on users’ phones protected. Coupled with Samsung Knox, the Galaxy Note7 provides heightened security and privacy, with biometric authentication, including fingerprint scanner and iris scanning technology. The Galaxy Note7 offers more authentication options that can be used interchangeably depending on how people use their phones, no matter where they are or what they are doing.

The Galaxy Note7 additionally features Secure Folder, a separated folder that adds an extra layer of authentication to keep private and personal information safe.

Galaxy Note7 S Pen
The 7th generation S Pen, according to Samsung, is more than just a writing tool – it is the gateway to getting more done efficiently and accurately. At launch, Samsung revealed that 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, according to the company, gives users the ability to easily create and share. Access the best of the S Pen’s creative abilities with Samsung Notes, a new unified app allowing users to make handwritten notes, draw, or edit memos from one location.

The new S Pen, as stated by the company, writes with ease and precision. The smaller 0.7mm tip and improved pressure sensitivity provides a real pen-like feeling. With the peace of mind that IP68 water resistant provides, the Galaxy Note7 S Pen lets users write down their thoughts without interruption, even when the screen gets wet.

The Galaxy Note7 features a curved 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED screen. The device is also ready to stream HDR video which, as stated by the company, enables a cinema-like environment including brighter colours and a deeper black, which ensure users get the full perspective that the filmmaker intended. In addition, the Galaxy Note7 features Game Pack, available through Google Play, including top game titles, an easier redemption process and new user benefits.

Creating Connected Experiences
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 and 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. By pairing the Galaxy Note7 with the new Gear VR powered by Oculus, users can explore premium virtual reality almost anywhere. Galaxy Note7’s incredible Super AMOLED screen and powerful processor for ultra-immersive viewing.

“With the Galaxy Note7, Samsung continues to defy boundaries of engineering to perfect the user experience through innovative design and technology. We are extremely excited about bringing the Iris scanner security technology to the mass consumer market through the Note7. This is an example of Samsung pushing the frontier of what’s possible. The Galaxy Note7 is more than just a smartphone; it’s a connection point to Samsung’s ecosystem of devices, software and services,” concludes Fleischer.

The Galaxy Note7 will be available in South Africa from 1 September, 2016. No recommended retail price has been revealed as of yet.

Samsung Galaxy Note7 Product Specifications

Galaxy Note7
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

Payment NFC, MST
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,


Video MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI , FLV, MKV, WEBM

Editor: Darryl Linington
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