bits. – Samsung unveils the Note 7

Today Samsung launched it latest iteration in the Note series, the Galaxy Note 7. The Note 7 builds on many of the design queues and technology introduced by the Galaxy S7 series earlier this year.note7a

The Note 7 features curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both the front and rear, creating a more symmetrical design. The dual curved edge design also allows for a smaller in-hand feel, reducing the footprint of the Note 7 despite its 5’7″ display. It will be available in Black Onyx, Silver Titanium , and Blue Coral (a unique light blue and gold combination) in North America, whereas the Gold will only be available internationally.

It would not be the Note line be without the S-Pen. The new S-Pen the Note 7 is equipped with features a finer tip and high pressure sensitivity.

note7penaLike the S7 series before it, the all new Galaxy Note 7 features IP68 rated water resistance; the S-Pen has also been redesigned with this in mind.

note7ip6The built in memory has now been doubled to 64GB from the standard 32GB of the Note 5. The Samsung Exynos 8890 64Bit Octa-Core chipset will run the Note 7 along with 4GB of RAM. The Note 7 also makes the change to the newer and reversible USB Type-C standard. The built in battery has been upgraded to 3500mAh up from 3000mAh on the Note 5.note7bttThe Note 7 will also feature the same 12MP f1.7 aperture OIS equipped camera from the S7 series. Few smartphone compare to the low-light image performance of these optics.note7camSamsung also touts the new iris scanning unlock feature. This will tie-in with the Samsung suite of software’s many security pre-existing features.note7irsAs with every iteration of their devices, Samsung also announced some refinements to UI of the Note 7. The new Samsung Notes app will presumably replace the S-Note app.note7notWhat about Canadian availability you say? According to MobileSyrup:

the Note 7 will be coming to “major carriers, retailers and the Samsung Experience Stores” on August 19th in Blue Coral, Silver Titanium and Black Onyx.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will retail for $1049.99 CAD outright and $549.99 CAD on a 2 year term, not the easiest on our wallet.

What’s your say on the all new Samsung Galaxy Note 7? Should we jump the gun and get our hands on a review unit? Let us know your say in the comments below.


Samsung / Samsung Canada / MobileSyrup


Galaxy Note 7
OS Android 6 (Marshmallow)
Dimensions 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9mm, 169g
AP Octa-core Exynos 8890 processor
Memory (Portion of memory occupied by existing content) 4GB RAM (LPDDR4)
64GB internal storage
External microSD card (up to 256GB) support
Display 5.7” Quad HD Super AMOLED 2560×1440 (518ppi)
Dual edge screen
Camera Rear: Dual Pixel 12MP with OIS (F1.7)
Front: 5MP (F1.7)
Battery 3,500mAh
Charging Fast Charging, Fast Wireless Charging
Payment NFC, MST
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), MU-MIMO(2×2) 620Mbps,
Bluetooth ® v 4.2 LE, ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC,
Sensor Accelerometer, Proximity, RGB Light, Geo-magnetic, Gyro, Fingerprint, Barometer, Hall, HRM
Environmental IP68
Colors Black Onyx, Blue Coral, Silver Titanium



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