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Samsung Announces the Galaxy Note 7 With 5.7 Inch Display, Iris Scanner And New S Pen

Samsung has today finally taken the wraps off its much-leaked Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phablet. The phone, packing much the same internal specifications of its Samsung Galaxy S7 edge brother, is mostly differentiated by its larger size and of course the addition of the long-rumored iris scanner for unlocking the device.

As for the device’s specs, here are they : 

OSAndroid 6.0.1
Display5.7" Quad HD dual edge Super AMOLED
ProcessorUS: Snapdragon 820 Quad Core (2.15GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Dual), 64 bit, 14 nm process
International: Octa core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.6GHz Quad), 64 bit, 14 nm process
Storage64GB internal, microSD support up to 256GB
CameraRear: 12MP Dual Pixel, f/1.7
Front: 5MP, f/1.7
Fast Charging on wired and wireless
Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA
Dimensions153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9mm
OtherBluetooth 4.2, 802.11/a/b/g/n/ac WiFi, USB Type-C, NFC, 3.5mm headphone jack, S Pen, Fingerprint Sensor, Heartrate Monitor, MST
Dust and Water ResistanceIP68
BandsMain 2G CDMA: CDMA800, USPCS1900
Main 2G GSM: GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900
Main 3G CDMA: BC0(800), BC1(1900), BC10(800)
Main 3G UMTS(WCDMA): B1(2100), B2(1900), B4(AWS), B5(850), B8(900)
Main 3G TD-SCDMA: B34(2010), B39(1880)
Main 4G LTE FDD: B1(2100), B2(1900), B3(1800), B4(AWS), B5(850), B7(2600), B8(900), B12(700), B13(700), B17(700), B18(800), B19(800), B20(800), B25(1900), B26(800), B29(700), B30(2300)
Main 4G LTE TDD: B38(2600), B39(1900), B40(2300), B41(2500)
ColorsBlack, Silver, Blue, Gold

It was long-debated (there were definitely prototypes of flat devices), but it appears that indeed Samsung is only bringing one edged version of the phone to the United States. That’s a first for Samsung’s Note line and a natural next-step as the edge display was first shown off on the Note line in the form of the Note Edge. That initial concept only had an edge on one side, but the idea went on to make the very successful dual-edge Galaxy S6 edge and S7 edge. 

Now it’s back on the Note line.  There’s also the S Pen that has long been available on the Note line (this one doesn’t go in backwards and fatally damage your device), and with that comes new features as well. The pen has water resistance, and Samsung says today that it’s a lot more pressure sensitive: 4,096 levels of sensitivity over the 2,048 from previous models. As we reported, Samsung is also launching its Samsung Cloud competitor to iCloud with this device. 
In case you want to know the difference between Note 5 and Note 7
The phone is going to be somewhere in the range of $770-$800 depending on which carrier you go with. Samsung says that an unlocked version of the phone will be coming later in the year. You’ll be able to get the Note 7 in black, blue, and silver in the US, with a free 256GB microSD card or a Gear Fit 2.