What You Need to Know About Samsung Galaxy Note 7

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If you’re one of those people who like to read summaries before the actual content then you’re better off reading the next few words, which are, that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is huge, physically attractive and will launch on August 19, 2016.

The brand new device from Samsung is expected to form the perfect combination between a tablet and a smartphone. And that is why Samsung’s latest phablet is anticipated to be a huge hit when it goes on sale, some time later this month.

Let’s take a closer look at what we are dealing with here.

Why does Samsung keeps rolling new Galaxy Note machines every year is anyone’s guess but the fact is, all of Samsung’s devices are built with quality and class. Not to mention terrific after sale services and warrant claims.

Samsung displayed its new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 about 24 hours ago in New York and announced that anyone would be able to buy the gorgeous looking phablet with a unique screen from August 19th onwards.

Of course, the huge assumption here is that you actually have the money to buy the phablet and whether you need such a device for your work or entertainment needs.

Let’s also get one thing straight right from the beginning: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is not breaking any new ground.

Samsung, as it has done with most of its other smartphone device lineup, has used the same formulae it has been using for years and has just tweaked it enough to launch a new device which the company thinks can help Samsung Galaxy Note 7 users in achieving higher levels of productivity.

The US version of the handheld phablet device will pack a quad-core Snapdragon 820 chipset along with an Adreno 530 GPU (which is absolutely one of the top three most powerful mobile GPU in the world at the moment).

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will also come with a massive 4GB of RAM.

But we won’t blame if you aren’t surprised by the hardware specs because as some expected before the event, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has the same internal hardware as Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (which were basically improved versions of S6 and S6 Edge), both of which were released last year.

Reporters at the event, who got to use the device for an hour or so, have said that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is lightning fast and has crazy response time.

With a powerful Adreno 530 GPU, the handheld device is also expected to perform very well on games that will use the Vulkan API.

Needless to say, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 also supports a 12MP Dual Pixel camera and a dazzling 5.7-inch Super AMOLED screen that is curved from the left and right sides.

These statistics makes the new phablet from Samsung one of the best camera phones in the market and most of all, its camera can perform really well in low-light environments.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is also water resistant and comes with the same Edge user interface that has enabled Samsung to gain so much recognition in the smartphone industry.

You can easily access your favorite apps and contacts without tapping furiously on the screen. Samsung also introduced a microSD card slot that will support storage devices up to 256 GB which is a massive amount of space on a handled device.

The built-in storage is 64GB however.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is everything you could want from a phablet. But so was Samsung Galaxy Note 5

If you were to compare the comfort levels one feels when holding Samsung devices like Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge, then Samsung Galaxy Note 7 would come on top of the pile. The overall package provides great value for money and has a symmetrical build which, for Samsung, is a departure from its previous designs.

The curves on the screen actually aid you in holding the phone properly in your palm.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has a 3500mAh battery which is actually smaller in size to Galaxy S7 Edge’s battery.

The full battery time can’t be determined at the moment because the event didn’t allow that much access to the phablet device.

On the positive side, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will have the standard 3.5mm headphone jack. But the fabulous phablet will ditch the micro-USB slot for USB Type-C which has been proven to be more efficient way to charge your handheld devices.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will finally be available in the color blue but the traditional black (along with many other variations) will also be available at launch.

For once the rumors turned out to be true as the latest handheld phablet from Samsung indeed has an iris sensor just above the screen. Now, you’ll be able to access your secured content and unlock your phone much more quickly and easily than before.

The sensor works with glasses and takes about a minute to set up properly. Though it has to be said that the iris sensor is slightly difficult to work with.

You have to make some effort in order to line up your eyes with the sensor. This means that for most people the fingerprint scan method would still be faster when it comes to unlocking your smartphone device.

Some commentators have said that the iris sensor doesn’t have much use for the average Note 7 user. But that could change in the future when Samsung updates the iris sensor so that users can log into their accounts and engage in Samsung Pay transactions only with the use of their eyes.

None of the features described above are available at the moment in case you were misled.

For business users, Samsung has introduced a secure folder feature where you can store private or important files (or application instances) and restrict access to them.

The proprietary TouchWiz interface has been simplified and thanks to that approach, you can take photos from your camera without having to go through tons of camera modes and settings.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will also be able to stream HDR videos, so basically you’ll be buying a complete package instead of just another phablet.

If that wasn’t enough then Samsung has also introduced Samsung Notes which is by far the coolest new feature os Samsung Note 7. With Samsung Notes you’ll be able to capture notes and drawings that are handwritten and hand drawn with the help of your trusty S Pen. Of course, you’ll be able to edit photos as well.

The S Pen has also been given some much need updates as now S Pen is IP68 water resistant just like the tablet itself and has a reduced nib size of 0.7mm which is your standard ballpoint nib size.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will introduce new features with the S Pen

It has been speculated that now you would be able to write with an S Pen on your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 under water. Would anyone ever need such a feature isn’t certain, however.

The S Pen will also help you zoom your screen up to three times and will also help you translate words from any text you choose.

The translate feature will use Google Translate engine so don’t expect anything magical in that department. Also, you won’t be able to translate whole sentences or pages with the S Pen. Samsung spokesperson cleared the confusion by announcing that the S Pen will only translate one word at a time.

And Now For The Best Part.

The new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will have a new feature that will grant you the ability to select portions of your screen with the S Pen and then record them. After recording them, you will also be able to process them into GIFs.

You’ll also be able to customize your GIFs by configuring loop settings and drawing over them in any which way you like.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will also allow you to draw or write even when the screen is turned off and not only that, it will have the option of saving those notes or drawings for future references.

Should you get rid of your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 in favor of the new Note 7 device? Probably not because if you’re looking for massive improvements over Note 5, you won’t find them in Note 7.

But overall, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 looks to be a pretty solid phablet with a spectacular screen and a powerful GPU.

 

Zohair

Zohair

Zohair is currently a content crafter at Technologypep and has been involved in the technology industry for more than a decade. He is an engineer by training and, naturally, likes to help people solve their tech related problems. When he is not writing, he can usually be found practicing his free-kicks in the ground beside his house.
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