By Emeka Aginam
Setting a new standard for large-screen devices, Samsung Electronics Co., Limited has yesterday introduced Galaxy Note7, the Intelligent Smartphone that thinks big.
Featuring a refined craftsmanship, premium materials and a unique, symmetrical edge design, the new device strikes a balance between work and play, enabling people to achieve more than what they thought possible on a smartphone.
With the new product, Samsung has continued to defy boundaries of engineering to perfect the user experience through innovative design
Speaking at the company’s unpacked event t held yesterday, in New York City, DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics said that the new Galaxy Note7 features a water resistant body and S Pen (IP68), top-of-the-line security that combines Samsung Knox with biometric authentication including a new iris scanning feature and an immersive entertainment, which features HDR video streaming capabilities.
“The Galaxy Note7 combines productivity and entertainment, with strong security features. Powering a robust ecosystem, it is the ideal device for those who want to achieve more in life. Life moves faster than ever now so we created the Galaxy Note7 to help users get things done more easily wherever, whenever,” Koh explained.
Accordingly, the enhanced Galaxy Note7 S Pen is more than just a writing tool – it is the gateway to getting more done efficiently and accurately.
Users can bring ideas to life the moment inspiration strikes without unlocking the screen by using Screenoff memo and simply pinning the memo to the AlwaysOn Display.
In addition, the new Air Command functions, including Magnify and Translate, enable users to zoom in on the screen or convert languages with a simple hover of the S Pen.
It is even easier to access the best of the S Pen’s creative abilities with Samsung Notes, a new unified app allowing users to jot down handwritten notes, draw, or edit memos from one location.
The new S Pen writes with ease and precision. The smaller 0.7mm tip and improved pressure sensitivity provides a real pen-like experience.
With the peace of mind that IP68 water resistant provides, the new device S Pen lets users jot down their thoughts without interruption, even when the screen gets wet.
Coupled with Samsung Knox, an industry-leading security platform, the Galaxy Note7 provides heightened security and privacy, with highly advanced biometric authentication, including fingerprint scanner and iris scanning technology. Galaxy Note7 also features a new level of user confidence with Secure Folder, a separated folder that adds an extra layer of authentication to keep private and personal information safe.
The device features a gorgeous, curved 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED screen delivering a bold and immersive picture on a smartphone. It is ready to stream HDR video, enabling a cinema-like experience including brighter colors and a deeper black, which ensure users get the full experience that the filmmaker intended.
Galaxy Note7’s incredible Super AMOLED screen and powerful processor delivers an ultra-immersive experience. The vast and ever-growing library of apps, photos, games and more puts users in the centre of the action. Whether it’s next level gaming or journeying to places users have never been before, there’s always something new to discover.
Every edge, surface and detail of the device’s design has been refined to provide a comfortable grip, easier one-handed operation, and durability with Corning® Gorilla® Glass5. Although the Galaxy Note7 features a large-screen, the unique front-to-back symmetrical dual-edge curve remains balanced and light with the sleek feel users have come to love from the Galaxy series. The curved screen lets the Galaxy Note7 add the powerful Edge Panel for one-tap user access to applications, news and functions.
The Galaxy Note7 is equipped with the advanced camera that was introduced on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, the dual-pixel sensor technology, wide aperture and fast autofocus, work together to create sharp and beautiful photos even in low-light environments.
In addition to 64GB of internal memory, the Galaxy Note7 offers expandable storage and microSD support up to 256GB. The Galaxy Note7 is equipped with a 3,500mAh battery, easy Power Management UX through Smart Manager, and charges quickly using the new USB-C port. Samsung has also made available a micro USB adapter along with the handset. Users can now use all their existing micro USB cables to charge the Galaxy Note 7.
Meanwhile, pre registration for the Galaxy Note7 will begin on the 15th of August. The device comes in plush colours; Blue Coral, Gold Platinum and Black Onyx.