At a glitzy event today Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone at its Unpacked event.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 we will see in the UK will have a Samsung Exynos octa-core chipset, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage which will be expandable via MicroSD.
The screen on the Note 7 is a 5.7″ curved Quad HD Super Amoled one with 2560 x 1440 resolution. The screen will be able to display HDR content too.
A first for the Samsung Galaxy Note range is water and dust resistance with IP68 rating for both the smartphone and the S Pen. The S Pen, mainstay of the Note series, will also work under water. So, all you artists/S Pen enthusiasts will be able to keep your creativity flowing even when in the bath or the swimming pool.
The cameras on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 are a 12MP dual-pixel unit on the back with optical image stabilisation and a 5MP front facing unit. The 12MP camera on the back features an impressive f/1.7 aperture, so it would be safe to assume low-light performance will be impressive.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 breaks ground for the Korean smartphone manufacturer by using USB Type-C for charging, fast charging and data. Said port will also be usable for USB On The Go, to plug in additionl devices and storage.
As far as software is concerned, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is running Touchwiz on Android 6 Marshmallow. Considering Android Nougat is rumoured to be about to be released, this shouldn’t be much of an issue.
Security was a thing Samsung executives were shouting out about during the presentation of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7: the shiny new device has a fingerprint scanner, Samsung’s own Knox software as well as a few extra features. Samsung Pay is baked into the OS as expected. Oh, keep your eyes open: there is an iris scanner too if patterns/passwords/PINs/fingerprints aren’t convenient enough.
Are you considering purchasing a Samsung Galaxy Note 7? You’ll be glad to hear that Three, Giffgaff, Vodafone and EE have already confirmed to us that the Note 7 will be ranged. Let us know what you think in the comments or on Twitter.