Samsung Launches The Galaxy Note 7

After a couple of months of guessing and speculation, Samsung has pulled back the cover on the latest version of their phablet device, the Galaxy Note 7.  The Note 7 is, as you would expect, a well appointed device with more-or-less the same innards of the Galaxy S7 Edge.  That means you are going to get some top end performance in a 5.7″ displayed device that is waterproof and is the first device to hit the market with Gorilla Glass 5.

The Note 7 has a 5.7″ dual edge screen that supports a resolution of 2560×1440.  It is powered by a Quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor (in the United States.  International models will be powered by the Octa-core Exynos processor).  It comes standard with 64GB of storage but can be expanded up to an additional 256GB thanks to the MicroSD slot.  Coupled with the processor is 4GB of RAM so you have plenty of power under-the-hood.

The main camera is a f/1.7 12MP camera with 1.4 micron pixels and it has OIS.  The front camera is a 5MP f/1.7 shooter.  Charging is done via a USB Type-C connector but the Galaxy Note 7 also

Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Samsung Galaxy Note 7

supports Qi wireless charging too.   As with other Note models, the Note 7 has a stylus but you cannot insert it backwards (an issue that plagued the Note 5).  Finally, it has a 3500mAH battery and it will be available in four colors:

  • Black
  • Blue Coral
  • Silver
  • Gold

Pre-orders for the new Note 7 will start tomorrow, August 3rd with them being available in the United States on August 19th.

One thing to keep in mind is that the Note 7 will ship with Android Marshmallow but almost certainly will be updated to Nougat when it is available and Samsung gets a ROM built for the device.