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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Launch Live: S Pen is still the star here

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is likely to feature dual edge display, an iris scanner and new S Pen features

By: Tech Desk |
Updated: August 2, 2016 9:42:34 pm
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is the first Android device to feature an Iris Scanner for facial recognition (Source: AP) Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is the first Android device to feature an Iris Scanner for facial recognition (Source: AP)

Samsung has officially revealed the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in New York. The Galaxy Note 7 is a spiritual successor to Galaxy S7 edge and not Note 5. The smartphone marries everything good from Note 5 and S7 edge into a completely new package.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is dubbed as the ‘most intelligent’ smartphone. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 features a 5.7-inch Quad HD display like last year’s Galaxy Note 5 and uses S Pen more intelligently. The new Galaxy Note 7’s S Pen now supports three new function – glance, zoom and translate. Samsung is also upgrading the base memory from 32GB to 64GB (Apple, please note). The smartphone is powered by Snapdragon 820 chipset in the US and Exynos chipset in all other markets.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 also gets the excellent camera found on Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. The smartphone gets the 12MP dual pixel rear camera and a 5MP front camera. The smartphone’s single new innovative addition is the Iris Scanner. Like Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 can be unlocked with iris recognition and Samsung calls it safer than fingerprint scanner.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 live video


9.24 PM: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 goes on sale from August 19. The preorders start tomorrow.

9.05 PM: Samsung Note 7 is still all about the S Pen. The S Pen now adds new features like translate, magnification feature. Samsung has

8.58 PM: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 goes well with the previous rumours. The smartphone features a 5.7-inch QHD display and doubles up the base memory to 64GB

8.52 PM: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 announced as the most intelligent smartphone

8.46 PM: Samsung confirms Wireless Charging for Galaxy Note 7 and also announces new technical breakthroughs with the S Pen

8.44 PM: Samsung announces Iris Scanner with Galaxy Note 7. DJ Koh says it will help keep the smartphone safe

8.37 PM: DJ Koh is on stage and talks about world’s most intelligent smartphone. He says honour to be worldwide Olympics partner

8.36 PM: Samsung is running an anthem in Korean and the start couldn’t have been any better. The Korean company is already on a roll with S7 and S7 edge

Also Read: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 launched with new S Pen features and an IRIS scanner

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