Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is the first phone that features Gorilla Glass 5

At an event today at Samsung’s massive New York store, the company unveiled a slew of new products, and some key updates on when others it recently announced will be on sale. Among these products is the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

The Note 7 is the next iteration of Samsung’s “phablet” phone it first launched in 2011. Viewing this device for the first time you notice it looks similar to the Galaxy S7 Edge.

The device features an Iris scanner which can recognize your iris using a dedicated camera and can also be used to unlock the device, or access protected files on the phone. Just like the Galaxy S7 it is also Water-resistant, and uses the latest USB plug. It’s new stylus “S Pen” is smaller, lighter, and feels more comfortable while using it. The Note 7 has a larger battery than its predecessor, 64 GB of storage, and 4 GB of memory, this according to Samsung will facilitate smooth experiences on more power-hungry apps, such as games.

The Note 7 is made out of the newest version of Corning Gorilla Glass, making it the first device to feature Gorilla Glass 5. Corning claims that Gorilla Glass 5 can take drops from five feet off the ground onto “hard, rough surfaces” with an 80% survival rate. This is better than competitive glass coverings, and an improvement over Gorilla Glass 4 found on the Galaxy Note 5.

That’s a few of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 features, more can be seen from its specification below.

Technical Specifications

Model Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Release date Announced 2016, 3August
Available August 19th 2016
Dimension 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm (6.04 x 2.91 x 0.31 in)
Weight 169 g (5.96 oz)
Connectivity GSM, HSPA, LTE, Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by, Bluetooth 4.2
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3500 mAh battery
Screen size 5.7 inches (~78.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Display tech Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Rear camera 12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash
Features 1/2.6″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
Front camera 5 MP, f/1.7, 22mm, dual video call, Auto HDR
Storage 64 GB, microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) – single-SIM model
microSD up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual-SIM model
OS Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow), planned upgrade to v7.0 (Nougat)
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 – USA
Exynos 8890 – Global
CPU Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo
Quad-core 2.3 GHz + quad-core 1.6 GHz
GPU Adreno 530
Mali-T880 MP12
Sensors Iris scanner, fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2

The Note 7 will be available for pre-order tomorrow (Aug. 3), and in stores August 19. Pre-orderers will also get the option of getting a free 256 microSD card, or a free Gear Fit 2 (Samsung’s latest wearable).

Samsung, founded by Lee Byung-chul in 1938, is a South Korean multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul. Samsung diversified into areas including food processing, textiles, insurance, securities and retail. Samsung entered the electronics industry in the late 1960s and the construction and shipbuilding industries in the mid-1970s.

Great Device

Good Things

  • Impressive performance
  • Beautiful Design
  • Outstanding Performance
  • Brilliant Screen

Bad Things

  • Non removable battery

The Breakdown

Design and Handling

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