Friday, August 5, 2016

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7's official: features, design, availability and prices

Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 - August is not really a slump, since Samsung has chosen the first day of the second month vacation to present his latest great smartphone worldwide - should we still call PHABLET - namely its Galaxy Note 7 . A very high end device, which relies on its S-Pen stylus, but not only, to differentiate themselves in the premium mobile universe.

This year, Samsung takes off. While competitors will once again enjoy the IFA organized the first week of September to present their new products, the Korean Brand chose the beginning of August to present a Galaxy Note 7 - not Note 6 although it succeeds Note 5 - which will indeed be marketed in Europe. Last year, the Note 5 remained the exclusive Asia or North America , when Europe had to settle for a Galaxy S6 Edge + certainly the PHABLET format, but without the stylus which is the whole point of the rating range.

Premium features, it's necessarily

Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Android versionAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
interface builderTouchWiz
Screen Size5.7 inches
Definition2560 x 1440 pixels
pixel density518 dpi
TechnologySuper AMOLED
Anti-scratchGorilla Glass 5 (tbc)
SoCExynos 8890 Octa
Processor (CPU)4 cores at 2.3 GHz + 4 cores at 1.6 GHz)
Graphics chip (GPU)Mali-T880 MP12
random access memory (RAM)4GB LPDDR4
Internal memory (flash)64GB (UFS 2.0)
microSDYes (up to 256GB)
Camera (dorsal)12 megapixel dual-Pixel 
Optical stabilization
Camera (front)5 megapixel camera (f / 1.7)
video recording4K
Wireless802.11 a / b / g / n / ac (2.4 + 5 GHz)
networks4G cat. 9 (390/150 Mbps)
SIM1 x nano SIM
Fingerprint SensorYes, in front
(inputs / outputs)
USB Type-C
Drums3500 mAh
Dimensions153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm
Weight169 grams
ColorsBlue Coral, Black Onyx and Silver Titanium
Suggested priceAbout 849 euros

On the menu at the Galaxy Note 7, characteristics similar to those of a Galaxy S7, that is what can i say, very upscale. So it features a screen of 5.7-inch curved sides, and qHD Super AMOLED, for a definition of 518 dpi. Under the sign, we find the expected components: SoC Exynos 8890 octo-heart coupled with 4 GB of RAM (LPDDR4), but also a 64GB storage space (UFS 2.0), a microSD slot and a battery of 3500 mAh. The radius of the photograph, Samsung has opted for a dual-Pixel sensor of 12 megapixels on the back (5MP front), with optical stabilization system. The device runs Android 6.0.1 - unlike the LG V20, to be published later, already announced in Nougat - and has an NFC chip. It measures 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm for 169 grams.

Some surprises are waiting for you. Because unlike the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge , the Galaxy Note 7 is wearing a reversible USB Type-C port, a first in the Galaxy range. The smartphone is also waterproof and, like the S7, IP68 certified. His pen is also designed to work while the screen is wet.

A new S-Pen

This is obviously side stylus that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 differs from the general smartphone. The apparatus includes indeed a revised S-Pen and corrected for the sixth time, to remove from its housing by a spring system, and coupled with many software features. When the pen is removed from its housing, a wheel dedicated to his options indeed appears on the screen, showing the possibilities of growing: zoom in web pages, creating GIF on the fly conversion of writing handwriting, drawing ...

The option Always-On Display, which displays some information on the screen off, enriches also the possibility to write a memo on the same screen without having to turn it on. In short, a complete total for a smartphone that wants located halfway between productivity and entertainment. But also a secure smartphone, since it combines a fingerprint sensor and an iris scan, to better protect the personal data of the user.

Pricing and Availability

As usual, Samsung has remained vague about the availability of the Galaxy Note 7. The unit should be marketed around 849 euros or - hopefully - a little less, for release on September 2nd and preorders open the 16 August. A high price, but not much more than the Galaxy S6 edge + last year, as he was charged, at its output, 799 euros. And it's a safe bet that Note 7 is delivered in its early days at least, a Gear VR headset revised and corrected for the occasion.

One thing is certain: the Galaxy Note 7 will be available in black, silver and blue ( "blue coral"), a new color and rather successful.
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