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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 with Iris Scanner Officially Launched

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Here Comes Samsung Galaxy Note 7

After months of countless leaks and rumors, the tech giant Samsung has finally launched its Galaxy Note 7. Claimed as the world’s most intelligent smartphone, it is unveiled at an event in New York City. It will arrive in various color options such as Blue Coral, Silver Titanium, Black Onyx and Gold Platinum. According to the company, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be available starting August 19. In US, it will be available via all mobile carriers Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and Sprint. The pre-orders start Wednesday.

DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics, said, “The Galaxy Note 7 combines productivity and entertainment, with 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 Note 7 to help users get things done more easily wherever, whenever.”

Display and Processor

Talking about the specifications, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 sports a 5.7-inch quad HD dual edge super amoled display with resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. The display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. Galaxy Note 7 includes 64GB of in-built storage which can be further expanded via microSD cards up to 256GB. Also, users will get free cloud storage on Samsung Cloud. It runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

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The most significant feature of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is the inclusion of both an iris scanner and a fingerprint sensor. It is the first Samsung smartphone that includes an iris scanner. The phablet comes with Samsung Knox security suite with biometric authentication. The Secure Folder feature has also been introduced which keep the private information safe. It can store files as well as apps in a secure location.

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In terms of camera, this premium phablet features a 12MP dual pixel rear-camera with optical image stabilization with an f/1.7 aperture and dual LED flash. At the front, there’s a 5MP shooter which also boosts of an f/1.7 aperture. The dual-pixel sensor technology with wide aperture allows one to quickly focus and click amazing quality pictures even in low-light conditions.

The phablet includes almost all connectivity features such as 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS and USB Type-C. The sensors include barometer, gyroscope, geomagnetic sensor, hall sensor, RGB light sensor and proximity sensor. It also supports the Samsung Pay System with NFC as well as MST support.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is backed by a 3,500mAh battery and it also supports fast charging technology.

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S Pen

According to Samsung, the S Pen is now more precise and features a 0.7mm diameter tip. It says, “With the peace of mind that IP68 water resistant provides, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 S Pen lets users jot down their thoughts without interruption, even when the screen gets wet.” Using the Pen, one can create and share GIF animations as well. It includes new Air Command functions in addition to Magnify and Translate functionality. The upgraded Pen is dust and water resistant with IP68 certification.

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A quick look at specifications of Samsung Galaxy Note 7:

Specifications Details
Display 5.7-inch
Dimensions 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm
Weight 169 grams
Resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels
Processor Octa-core
Operating System Android Marshmallow
Stylus S Pen
Storage 64GB
Camera Rear Camera: 12 MP
Front Camera: 5 MP
Battery 3500mAh
Water Resistance IP68 rating
Charging USB-C
Security Fingerprint Sensor
Iris Scanner
Samsung Knox
Pre-orders from August 3
Official Website Samsung

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

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