Samsung has taken the wraps off the Galaxy Note 7 in India and preorders begin on Aug. 22. The flagship phone will set consumers back by Rs. 59,900
Samsung had officially announced the Galaxy Note 7 phablet on Aug. 2 in the U.S. However, the smartphone was officially announced today for the Indian audience. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 variant that will be available in India will carry dual-SIM support.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Specifications, Features
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been launched to replace the Galaxy Note 5 from 2015. The Galaxy Note 7 comes in attractive color accents Silver Titanium, Silver Titanium and Black Onyx. However, the all new Blue Coral variant of Galaxy Note 7 that has been launched in other markets is unavailable for Indian at present.
The Galaxy Note 7 has a 5.7-inch Quad HD display. It is the first smartphone to feature Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It is also the first Note phablet from Samsung to come with a IP68 certified water and dust resistant chassis.
The Note 7 is powered by Exynos 8890 chipset that includes a 2.3 GHz octa-core processor that is supported by 4 GB of RAM. Samsung has also announced a Snapdragon 820 variant of Note 7 for other markets like the U.S.
It comes with a native storage of 64 GB. The hybrid SIM feature of the device allows Note 7 users to use up to 256 GB of microSD card on its secondary SIM slot.
The Galaxy S7 has a Dual Pixel technology powered 12-megapixel camera that can shoot stupendous photos in low-lighting conditions. The same rear camera that is enabled with features like OIS and dual-LED flash has been made available on the Galaxy Note 7. It has also borrowed the 5-megapixel selfie shooter from Galaxy S7.
An improved edition of S-Pen is available with Note 7. It seamlessly allows users to create GIF images from videos through the Smart Select feature. It also brings along new Air Command menu features like magnify and translate. Samsung has significantly improved the pressure sensitivity of the S-Pen as it functions like a regular pen.
It is the first Samsung smartphone to feature an iris scanner. It also features a fingerprint scanner. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is also the first phone from the South Korean company to come with USB Type-C connectivity.
It comes preinstalled with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and Samsung’s own UI software. It will be one of the first Samsung phones to receive the Android 7.0 Nougat OS update. Other specs include 4G TE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS, NFC and Bluetooth v4.3.
The Galaxy Note 7 measures 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm and it weighs 169 grams. It is packed with a 3,500 mAh battery that supports features like wireless charging and fast charging.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Preorders, Price, Release Date
The Galaxy Note 7 preorders will begin on Aug. 22 and it will come to an end on Aug. 30. It has been introduced with a price tag of Rs. 59,900 INR. The Galaxy Note 7 preorders will begin on Aug. 22 and it will come to an end on Aug. 30. The shipping of the device will begin on Aug. 30.
Customers who preorder the new phablet will get new Gear VR worth Rs. 1,990 INR. Buyers can also take advantage of the Reliance Jio Preview Offer that brings 90 days unlimited access to voice calls, high definition videos, TV shows, movies, and cloud storage.