Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Today at their Unpacked event in New York, Samsung officially took the wraps off the new Galaxy Note 7 (they skipped over the Note 6 to keep it in line with the current number of 'S' series phones). We have all of the information you need to know about Samsung's latest version of Note.


  • The phablet is expected to have a Snapdragon 820 quad core processor (2.15 and 1.6GHz) which will handle tasks with ease. Outside of the US, Samsung's own Exynos 8890 processor will utilized.

  • Out of the box, the Note 7 will come with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

  • Like the S7, the Note 7 will have the same 12 mega-pixel rear camera with dual pixel technology (pretty much instant autofocus) and 5 mega-pixel front-facing camera. It will also record videos in 4K at 30fps.

  • Initial rumors had the Note 7 having a whopping 4000 mAh battery, but Samsung confirmed today that it will be a 3500 mAh one that will fuel the phone instead. Still, not too shabby.

  • No more is the standard 32GB of internal memory. Samsung has given the Note 7 64GB of internal memory and brought back expandable memory in the form of micro SD, which could add up to a massive 256GB. It will also have 4GB of RAM.

Iris Scanner - Photo Credit: Samsung
  • Samsung has brought it's dual edge Super AMOLED screen technology to the Note 7 in the form of a 5.7" screen.


  • An Iris Scanner will makes its debut allowing users to unlock the device using their eyes.

  • The Note 7 will have an IP68 water-resistant rating which allows the device to be submerged up to 5 feet of water for about 30 minutes.

  • An improved S Pen that allows users to create GIFs, translate text, jot down notes that will stay on your AOD (Always On Display) and can now be fully submerged as well. The S Pen can also be used on a wet screen.

GIF maker

  • Fast Wireless Charging which gives users the convenience of charging their devices without the annoyance of wires.

  • The new Samsung Pass will enable users to use the Iris Scanner instead of passwords.

  • Samsung Cloud is a new option that gives users the ability to backup their entire device. Users will get 15GB of free storage to start.

You can pick up a Galaxy Note 7 in four different colors: Black Onyx, Silver Titanium, Gold Platinum and the new Blue Coral. The release date was announced to be on August 19th while preorders will begin as early as tomorrow for some carriers.

Note 7 Colors - Photo Credit: Samsung

Will you be picking up a Galaxy Note 7? Let us know in the comments below!

Update 10/11/16: Samsung has officially canceled the Galaxy Note 7 due to safe devices also catching fire. Immediately power down your device and contact your carrier regarding a refund.

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