Samsung has finally unveiled its Galaxy Note 7 after so many rumors and speculations about it. Without being excessivley impressive, the device is a pretty strong one.
The Overall Verdict
Since inception, the concept of the Galaxy Note 7 has undergone several iterations and the final product is indeed as well-rounded as other Samsung devices from the Galaxy Note lineup. However, as 9To5Mac noted so well, its design is not something we can get excited about. The Galaxy Note 7 is basically a Galaxy S7 Edge that features a pen.
In terms of extra features, we finally got an IP68 water resistant Note, including the S-Pen. But aside from that, the specs are those you would expect and the design is rather plain.
Inside the newest Samsung flagship smartphone we have mostly a Galaxy S7 Edge. According to The Next Web, the Note 7 is powered by a Snapdragon 820 Exynos 8890 chip and comes with 4 GB of RAM. The 64 GB storage is expandable up to 256 GB via a MicroSD slot.
Galaxy Note 7 Specs, Features And More
The Galaxy Note 7 comes with a dual curved, 5.7-inch AMOLED display made of Gorilla Glass 5 for extra strength. The curves on the backside on the Galaxy Note 5 were moved around to the front of the Note 7. The display provides HDR support and a quad HD resolution of 2460 x 1440 at 518 ppi, which looks pretty great.
Same as the S7, the latest Samsung smartphone comes with a 12MB camera placed about the display. The camera around the backside has the same setup as the S7 and the S7 Edge. Above the display the device also features an easy to use Iris scanner. The Note 7 also comes with a fingerprint sensor.
The Galaxy Note 7 is 7.9 mm thin. Its S-Pen tip is 0.7 mm thin and features 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity. The Note 7 comes with USB-C (3.1) and a micro USB adapter with OTG support.
The newly unveiled Note 7 is powered by a 3500 mAh battery that supports quick charging and wireless charging. The battery has been improved a bit over the Note 5. Since there is no upgraded display to use the extra power, this might translate in an enhanced battery life.
Samsung's Note 7 runs on Marshmallow at launch. The user interface has been tweaked a bit for a clean and smooth user experience. The updated TouchWiz really improves the Android experience. The note-taking apps have reduced by Samsung to just a single Note app. The S Pen comes with some new features and it is possible now to create and save GIFs.
Final Thoughts On The New Galaxy Note
The Galaxy Note lineup from Samsung is no longer the unique flagship it used to be. However, even without much innovation implemented, the newly released Note 7 is not bad, as it sticks to what is already proved to work.
The South Korean high-tech company is offering plenty of phone features in a relatively small package. While the Note 7 does not come with the very best specs in all senses, they are still cutting edge and top notch. Some unique touches differentiate the Note 7 from pretty much all other mobile devices.
The price of the Galaxy Note 7 has not been announced by Samsung yet. The actual price tag will be up to each carrier. However, a purchase promotion is offered by the manufacturer. Customers pre-order the device and they can get a free 256 GB memory card or a free Gear Fit 2. In the U.S., preorders started on Wednesday, August 3, and it will be available until August 19.