7 Winning Features of the Samsung Galaxy Note7
Samsung has officially announced their latest smartphone – the Galaxy Note7. It packs tons of premium features that would make you drool and blow other flagship devices out of the water. Here are 7 of those features.
New design and premium build
The Galaxy Note7 gets an aesthetic overhaul compared to its predecessor. It now has a streamlined body with curved frames which feels nicer on the hands. Aside from the metal chassis, it has a glass back for a more premium look and feel.
Not only does the Galaxy Note7 looks good, but it can also withstand a great deal of water, just like its cousin, the Galaxy S7. It has an IP68-certified body so you don’t have to worry about accidental splashes or dips.
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
The Galaxy Note7 is one of the first smartphones to sport the new Gorilla Glass 5 which was announced just a couple of weeks ago. According to Corning, the new glass has better drop performance compared to Gorilla Glass 4 and can survive up to 80 percent of the time when dropped face-down from 1.6 meters onto rough surfaces. That said, the Note7 has one tough glass.
This is one of the reasons why the Galaxy Note7 is ahead of the pack. The iris scanner serves as an added layer of security for the device aside from the fingerprint scanner. You can use this technology to unlock your device, verify your Samsung account, or sign-in to websites.
The Galaxy Note7 is incomplete without the S-Pen. And like the smartphone, it also received some improvements. It now boasts a 70ms latency, sample rate of 360Hz from 240Hz, and 4,096 pressure levels from 2,048. In other words, the S-Pen on the Note7 promises to be smoother and more responsive.
Not really an new technology but it’s the first Galaxy Note to feature the said reversible port. Not even the latest flagships Galaxy S7 and S7 edge have this. That said, the Galaxy Note7 is keeping up with the technological trend which will surely benefit its future owners.
Gear VR bundle
VR is starting to pick up in the smartphone market with plenty of devices offering support for the said feature. The Note7 won’t be left behind and is bundling a new Gear VR headset in the package.
As for the rest of Galaxy Note7 features, check out the spec sheet below:
Samsung Galaxy Note7 specs:
5.7-inch Curved Super AMOLED Quad-HD display, 2560 x 1440 resolution, 534ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
2.3 GHz Quad-Core + 1.6 GHz Quad-Core Exynos 8890 Octa CPU
4GB LPDDR4 RAM
64GB UFS 2.0 ROM
up to 256GB via microSD (uses SIM 2 slot)
12MP Dual Pixel rear camera dual-tone, dual LED flash, f/1.7 aperture
5 megapixel front-facing camera with f/1.7 aperture
Dual SIM (hybrid), dual LTE
USB Type C
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with TouchWiz
3,500mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery
Fast Charging (wired), Wireless Charging
153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9mm
Gold Platinum & Onyx Black
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