Samsung at the Unpacked event in New York yesterday announced their latest Galaxy Note device, Galaxy Note7. The phone builds on last year’s Galaxy Note5 and fuses some of the features from Samsung’s Galaxy S7 edge phone. For instance, the new Galaxy Note7 now comes with a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED edge display and is IP68 certified, making the phone water and dust resistant.
The S Pen has also got an upgrade that is more sensitive and accurate and boasts new features like Screen off memo that allows writing on the phone without unlocking the phone and pinning on the Always On display, Magnify to zoom in on the text and Translate to convert languages with a simple hover.
On the hardware side, the phone is equipped either with Samsung’s own 14nm Exynos octa-core processor or Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM and 64GB UFS 2.0 storage. The phone has a Dual Pixel 12MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, NFC and 3500mAh battery that supports fast charging.
However, the most interesting thing that goes for Galaxy Note7 is the iris scanner. While Samsung has implemented the iris scanner in one of its tablets meant for businesses, the iris scanner on the Galaxy Note7 will allow to unlock the device and secure, in addition to the fingerprint sensor.
There’s no word on the price but the phone will go on sale from August 19 in select markets.
Samsung has an event on August 11 in India, which means it’s safe to assume that Samsung could announce the price and availability details at the event next week.