Samsung Galaxy Note7 has been officially unveiled and It’s the first Note to be waterproofed – IP68 rating certifies it for depths beyond 1m. The phone’s metal frame is sandwiched between two symmetrically curved sheets of Gorilla Glass 5.
The Note7 has an amazing screen. A 5.7″ Super AMOLED formula but curved it on both sides like an edge phone. It has QHD resolution, naturally, but is among the first mobile displays to feature HDR support – a feature borrowed from 4K TVs that allows the screen to show more colors and scenes with very high contrast.
The Note7 is secure. It adds an iris scanner to its arsenal of biometric sensors.
The Note7 is Samsung’s first with USB Type-C. The port supports On The Go and quick charging. There’s wireless quick charging too, to fill the 3,500mAh battery in a hurry (yes, it’s 100mAh smaller than the S7 edge battery).
The 12MP dual-pixel camera from the Galaxy S7 is back. It features a bright f/1.7 aperture and OIS and can record 2160p video. On the front is a 5MP selfie camera, again borrowed from the S7.
The Note7 is powerful. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 820 chipset or an Exynos 8890 (depends on region), has 4GB of RAM (the 6GB rumor fizzled out) and 64GB storage. You get a microSD slot, but UFS cards are not supported. There’s no word on a 128GB version yet.
The Samsung Galaxy Note7 will go on pre-order tomorrow, August 3. Sales officially start on August 19, in the US.
Unlike the S7, the Note7 will not be bundled with a free Gear VR