South Korea’s leading tech giant Samsung launched another addition to the Galaxy Note series today with its flagship Galaxy Note 7. With an iris biometric scanner, an upgraded S Pen and a dual-curved screen, the device is available in gold platinum, silver titanium and black onyx colour. Galaxy Note 7 will be available at a price of Rs 59, 900 from September 2. Samsung also launched a new Gear VR, Gear Fit2 fitness tracker and Gear IconX earplugs. The pre-booking facility on the new device will start from 22 August.
The launch comes right after the launch of the former note series success, Samsung Note 5. Here are the top five features of the phone:
1) S PEN: With the help of S-Pen and its Air Command Translate feature, any text on the screen can be quickly translated into atleast 30 different languages by placing the S Pen above the word. Besides translation, it also lets you use amazing apps on Android more efficiently. It also allows you to magnify text on screen for upto 30 percent. The S Pen has a smaller 0.7mm tip.
2) Screen Resolution: The phone is equipped with an increased 3500 MH battery power that allows altering the display quality from HD, FHD to QHD. Even though Samsung has a seperate feature for improving the device battery life, the option of changing the screen resolution as per the needs of the user enables reduced battery consumption.
3) Iris Biometric Scanner: One of the best features of the phone, the Iris scanner adds to the fingerprint scanner and other security features of the Note series. The eye of the user is scanned by the phone and is considered as the password to unlock the phone. The feature also works for users wearing spectacles while using their phones. However, screen swipe is necessary to activate the Iris scanner.
4) Secured Folder: The phone also features a secured folder for using social apps like Facebook and Whatsapp with seperate accounts. The folder can be secured by iris scanner or simply a password.
GALAXY NOTE 7 SPECIFICATIONS:
*An internal storage of 64GB expandable by a 256GB microSD card
*A super AMOLED dual-curved Quad HD display of 5.7 inches secured by Corning Gorilla Glass 5
*A five-megapixel camera quality for front-facing camera, a two Megapixel camera quality with an aperture of f/1.7
*Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow