Samsung unveils “Galaxy Note 7” with Iris Scanner feature


Company Samsung has come up with new smartphone “Galaxy Note 7” on Tuesday. The delivery of the smartphone will start from August 19 and it will be available in Blue Coral, Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium and Black Onyx.The price of the smartphone has not been finalized yet.

It is the smartphone which has iris scanner feature. In the US, the Galaxy Note 7 will be available via all mobile carriers AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless. Pre-orders start Wednesday.

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The smartphone has dust and water resistant feature with IP68 certification. The South Korean company says the new Galaxy Note 7 comes with Samsung Knox security suite with biometric authentication that includes both the iris scanning feature and the fingerprint scanner. Also new is the Secure Folder feature, which is meant to keep private information safe. It is an upgrade over the Private Mode that the company previously offered that hid files but was limited to a few apps. The new Secure Folder stores files as well as entire apps in a secure location.

The Galaxy Note 7 features a 5.7-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) dual-edge Super Amoled display with an impressive pixel density of 518ppi, and Always On display functionality. It is the first device featuring the recently unveiled Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It is powered by a 14nm octa-core processor, with four cores clocked at 2.3GHz, and four cores clocked at 1.6GHz, with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. The handset packs 64GB of inbuilt storage (UFS 2.0) that's expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB).

The Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based Galaxy Note 7 sports 'Dual Pixel' 12-megapixel OIS (optical image stabilisation) with an f/1.7 aperture and dual-LED flash. There is a 5-megapixel front camera which also boasts of an f/1.7 aperture. The dual-pixel sensor technology on the Galaxy Note 7 with wide aperture enables it to quickly focus, so that it can click sharp images even in low-light conditions.

The Galaxy Note 7 packs a 3500mAh battery with fast charging support on wired as well as wireless. Samsung says the Wireless Charging is compatible with WPC and PMA. Connectivity options include Bluetooth, 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), GPS/ A-GPS, Glonass, 3G, and USB Type-C. The smartphone also supports LTE and is compatible with LTE Cat.12, LTE Cat.10, and LTE Cat.9. The LTE compatibility may differ by markets and mobile operators. The smartphone also supports the Samsung Pay system, with both NFC and MST support.

The handset supports assortment of sensors including barometer, gyroscope, geomagnetic, proximity, and ambient light sensor. It also packs fingerprint scanner. The Galaxy Note 7 measures 153.5×73.9×7.9mm and weighs 169 grams.

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The Galaxy Note 7 can also be used with Gear 360 camera which means it can capture, edit, and share 360-degree images videos on the go. It will also come with regular assortment of Samsung suite of apps including the S Health 5.0.

 DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics, said, "The Galaxy Note 7 combines productivity and entertainment, with strong security features. Powering a robust ecosystem, it is the ideal device for those who want to achieve more in life. Life moves faster than ever now so we created the Galaxy Note 7 to help users get things done more easily wherever, whenever."