For those of you who might have missed it, Samsung announced a new smartphone at their unpacked event and it’s called the Galaxy Note 7.
Starting off with the display it’s got a 5.7″ Quad HD, Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels. It’s basically a screen that wraps around the front of the phone. The screen itself is made from Gorilla Glass 5, meaning that (on paper at least) it’s supposed to be harder to break.
As for the cameras, you are looking at a 12 megapixel camera on the rear and a 5 megapixel camera on the front.
On the bottom, you have a USB Type C/USB-C connector instead of a micro USB connector.
On the software side of things, it’s running Android Marshmallow (6.0.1) although I am sure that it will take Android Nougat(7.0) once Samsung are ready to push it to the Galaxy Note 7. Whilst we are on the topic of software the other bits of software that it will come with include S Health and Samsung Pay (Samsung’s answer to Apple Pay and Android Pay)
Under the hood you are looking at 4GB of RAM and an 8-core processor(1.6GHz Quad Core + 2.3GHz Quad core).
As far as connectivity goes, it will come with all the things that you would expect from a modern smartphone (namely 802.11 AC Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and LTE)
Of course, as with more recent iterations, the Galaxy Note 7 comes with an S Pen. This is Samsung’s own brand stylus for the Note 7.
Last but not least, the Galaxy Note 7 will have 64GB of storage built right in. However, if you want even more storage you can always insert a Micro SD card in there.
The Galaxy Note 7 will be released on the 19th of August 2016. It will come in Blue coral, Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium and Black Onyx.
On paper it’s basically the Galaxy S7 but with a larger screen. My initial thoughts are, that if you already own the Galaxy S7(and you don’t need a larger screen), then stick with the phone that you have.
Don’t get me wrong, I am all for larger phones, but for me 5.7 inches is a bit too large. With that being said Samsung’s Note series of phones have been pretty good in recent years so it will be interesting to see if this one will live up to the reputation.
Will you be picking up a Galaxy Note 7? If so why? Let me know in the comments.