The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is finally here. Rumors we’re swirling for a bit now but the official specs are below after today’s event.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Specs
Display: 5.7” Quad HD Super AMOLED 2560 x 1440 (534ppi) Dual edge screen
Cameras: 12 Megapixel rear-facing camera (with OIS) / 5 megapixel front-facing camera
Processor / RAM: Quad 2.1GHz + Quad 1.5Ghz, Octacore application processor/ 4GB RAM
Memory: 64GB / Internal Memory (with expansion slot up to 256GB microSD card)
Battery: 3,500 mAh embedded battery / Fast Wireless Charging /
Connectivity : Bluetooth 4.2/ Wi-Fi / NFC /USB=C
OS: Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 with TouchWiz
Features: IP68 Rating (water and dust resistant) / Water resistant S-Pen
If you know me, you know the Galaxy Note line is my favorite from Samsung (although the Galaxy S line did step it up several notches with the S7 Edge). It feels a lot like the S7 Edge. I enjoyed seeing the new iris scanner in action. The phone unlocks so quickly, it’s impressive. The phone feels great in hand. It doesn’t feel like it has a 5.7 inch display at all. The new Blue Coral color is nice. A good way to add color to the phone without making it look plasticky or tacky. It seems like it has a rose gold trim (it’s just metal) around the Note 7. It’s a nice contrast.
The battery is just at 3,500, which (to me) doesn’t sound too promising, but we shall see how performance goes long term. You won’t feel a big of a difference if you’re upgrading from a Note 5, but if you’re upgrading from a Note 4, you will definitely see and feel the more luxurious touch to the phone. You will also notice that they kept the headphone jack and the charging port is USB-C. Samsung makes sure consumers are not at a loss by providing them with converters (from USB-C to Micro USB).
The S-Pen being waterproof is cool as well. I doubt there would be many situations where I would use the S-Pen under water but I prefer a phone that is safe in wet situations. As usual there are accessories for the Note 7. Everything from battery pack cases, to clear view case that double as a kickstand.
Pricing and Availability
The Galaxy Note 7 will be available for all 4 major US carriers starting August 19th. You can pre-order now. Some are offering deals with the purchase of a Note 7.
AT&T: AT&T Next: For thirty months you’ll pay $29.34 per month or $879.99 full. Colors available: Black Onyx, Blue Coral, Silver Titanium. With the purchase of the Galaxy Note 7, you can eithe get a connected Samsung Gear S2 (smartwatch) which is (via NumberSync) or a connected Samsung Galaxy E Tablet for $.99. You can learn more HERE
Sprint: $0 down and monthly payments of $35.42 for 24 months. You can get a 256 GB memory card or Samsung Gear Fit2. You can learn more HERE
T-Mobile: $69.99 down and $32.50 per month for 24 months or $849.99 in full. Colors available: Black Onyx, Blue Coral, Silver Titanium. You can learn more HERE
Verizon Wireless: $36 per month or $864.00 full retail. Colors available: Black Onyx, Blue Coral, Silver Titanium. You can trade in old devices for up to $300 off. You have the option of getting a Gear Fit2 or 256 GB card as well. You can learn more HERE