Samsung Galaxy unpacked event is currently underway and today we finally have the official announcement of the new Galaxy Note 7 (yeah, they skipped the Note 6).
The new flagship from Samsung shares a lot of the same specs compared to the Galaxy S7 Edge. Inside we have the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset with 4GB of RAM and a Adreno 530 GPU. The camera is also the same 12MP Dual-Pixel sensor. The Note 7 will include 64GB of storage and include a MicroSD slot.
The display is large a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with 2,560 x 1,440 resolution. The display continues Samsung’s dual curve design with even more subtle curves on each side of the device and the glass is Gorilla Glass 5. Samsung are also continuing the water resistances with an IP68 certified design on the Note 7.
The new Note also includes a Retina scanner for securing device by mapping your eyes and allowing you to unlock your device by simply looking at it. How much this is integrated into the software and how well it works remains to be seen.
Other specs for the Note 7 include a 3,500mAh battery (slightly smaller than the S7 Edge). A slightly new S-Pen with smaller nib to make it slightly more natural feel. The S-Pen is gets some new tricks on the software side of things including the ability to translate and record parts of your display. Lastly the device has ditched MicroUSB in favour for USB Type-C, but thankfully Samsung are including an adaptor with every device, just in case.
The new Note 7 will arrive on pre-order in the next few days and ship on August 19th in most countries.