The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is finally here, rounding up this year’s Galaxy phone lineup, and it is an absolute masterpiece. It’s also the first phone in the world to feature iris scanning technology of authentication, perhaps giving way to an industry revolution.
Let’s quickly talk specs: 5.7” QHD screen, Snapdragon 820 (or Exynos, depending on region), 4 GB RAM, 64 GB base storage, 12 MP back camera, 5 MP front camera, iris scanning technology, 3500 mAh battery, Android 6.0.1 and IP68 water resistance.
So, wait. Isn’t that too similar to the Galaxy S7 Edge? Yes, you could call these two phones twins. The main difference between the two is the S-Pen, which packs some really awesome features.
CNET covered the major new S-Pen features:
What’s more, the Note 7 finally brings USB-C to the Samsung’s lineup. The Note 7 has a subtle curve to its screen, a little lesser than the S7 Edge. But this symmetrical design change makes the screen feel much more beautiful and the huge phone much more easier to handle.
Samsung also announced a new Gear VR with bigger lenses and more comfort. The Verge reviewed it here.
The Note 7 will be available in stores on August 19, and preorders should start tomorrow.
The Verge has a hands-on video of the Note 7 too, which you can watch below: