Samsung Galaxy Note7 Officially Arrives Hong Kong With Iris Scanning Authentication as Top-of-the-line Security and Enhanced S Pen

Aug 18. 2016

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Samsung Galaxy Note7 Officially Arrives Hong Kong With Iris Scanning Authentication as Top-of-the-line Security and Enhanced S Pen

Samsung Galaxy Note7 Officially Arrives Hong Kong With Iris Scanning Authentication as Top-of-the-line Security and Enhanced S PenSamsung Galaxy Note7 Officially Arrives Hong Kong With Iris Scanning Authentication as Top-of-the-line Security and Enhanced S PenSamsung Galaxy Note7 Officially Arrives Hong Kong With Iris Scanning Authentication as Top-of-the-line Security and Enhanced S PenSamsung Galaxy Note7 Officially Arrives Hong Kong With Iris Scanning Authentication as Top-of-the-line Security and Enhanced S Pen

Hong Kong – August 17, 2016 – Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd today officially introduced the flagship smartphone Galaxy Note7 in Hong Kong. Galaxy Note7 adopts the unique dual edge curve design prolonged from Galaxy S7 edge, and all other hi-tech functions together with the newly added iris scanning authentication for heightening the security and privacy level of the phone. With a customized S Pen for Galaxy Note7, users can realize their creativity in daily lives simply with the pen. It is the first time to have a Galaxy Note series model and its S Pen to be IP68 water and dust resistant. Users will find it easier to operate and take pictures under water. Its camera functions also continue to adopt the professional Dual Pixel technology, together with the F1.7 wide aperture for both front and rear cameras; it can take clear and stunning pictures, not to mention the HDR video player. Galaxy Note7 answers to all work and entertainment demands from users, exceeding the limits of an ordinary smartphone, delivering an unparalleled seamless mobile experience.

“Samsung upholds the motto of completing users’ life, continuously bringing innovative elements to the market. We aim to exceed the smartphone boundaries and to offer the most distinct experience to our users,” said Yiyin Zhao, Vice President & Head of Information Technology and Mobile Communication Business, Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd. “The brand new Galaxy Note7 combines work and entertainment functions and also the top-of-the-line security functions, bringing unprecedented breakthroughs to mobile communications market”

A Glance to Unlock the Phone; An Upgrade of Security Level

In the digitalized age, Samsung always concerns the importance of keeping content on users’ phone protected. Galaxy Note7 is equipped with the industry-leading biometric authentication, newly added the authentic iris scanner technology, providing heightened security and privacy for users. With iris scanning authentication and infra-red ray sensor[1], authentication can be done more quickly and complete the security authentication without any physical contact. Even in dark environment, users are still able to use the iris authentication by the light emitted from Galaxy Note7 screen.

Iris scanner is a more secure biometric identification technology available on a smartphone, because an iris is almost impossible to duplicate as it has a unique pattern which is not even shared by identical twins. And it can distinguish if an eye is from an image or video.

Equipped with the groundbreaking biometric authentication technology, Galaxy Note7 instills a new level of security with Secure Folder. It separates users’ private information and applications to add an extra layer of guard. Through iris recognition technology, users can logon to webpages on Samsung browser and Samsung account.

Enhanced S Pen: Bring Ideas to Life at Anytime

Galaxy Note7 S Pen is upgraded elaborately. It is more than just a writing tool, but also can assists users different demands in life at any time. The brand new S Pen is equipped with IP68 water and dust resistant design, allowing users to jot down their thoughts without interruption freely, even free of the need to worry whether the screen will get wet. The fine 0.7mm tip and improved pressure sensitivity of 4,096 level provides a real pen-like experience. By using Screen off memo, users can bring ideas to life the moment inspiration strikes without unlocking the screen and set the memo on Always On Display to pin and read every thoughts whenever you want.

There are a number of advanced Air Command functions, including Smart Select, Air Magnifier, Air Translate[2] and glance function. Through Smart Select, users can easily choose videos to create and share GIF animations. In addition, users can translate the words in articles or on pictures[3] easily by Air Translate function. And the glance function allows synchronization of browsing content of every zoom out application windows, avoid duplicated steps. With the new unified application – Samsung Notes, users can search all the works created by S Pen at ease.


Elegant and Fashionable Look to Showcase Personal Style

Samsung emphasizes every single details of design, symmetrical dual-edge curve design, adding an elegant texture for the phone. Samsung continues to defy boundaries of engineering, revising the 3D glass curve of flagships such as Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy Note5 and Galaxy S7 edge to 16.8 degree of now to offer a more comfortable grip to users. In addition, the narrow bezel design can ensure users to have sufficient spaces for taking notes. With the 5.7-inch screen, users can watch the screen with great ease. Besides, Samsung improved the camera protrusion; it reduces from 1.0mm of Galaxy Note5 till 0.5mm, thinner and flatter. Galaxy Note7 is made of a perfect combination of metal and glass, largely raised its fashionable feel.

Galaxy Note7 is 2.2mm narrower than Galaxy Note5 with a width of 73.9mm, which is the narrowest one among Galaxy Note series. Its bezels of both sides only of 1.1mm wide that is half less than that of Galaxy Note5. The new product even adopts COP technology; the slim upper bezel design can be maintained even there are two extra more sensors[4].

Galaxy Note7, including S Pen, all equipped with IP68 water and dust resistant functions that can be put under 1.5M clean water for 30 minutes. Users can use the phone with ease at every occasions, no need to worry about spilling water onto the screen. It also uses the most durable aluminum alloys AL7000 and Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 that are more durable and highly resistant to scratch compared to the previous materials. It also has a lighter and slimmer design with a weight of merely 169g, yet high battery capacity of 3,500mAh.

Best-in-Class Entertainment

With HDR playing technology quickly becoming the next big thing, Samsung has brought this technology not only to TVs, but also to a smartphone. The Galaxy Note7 features a Super AMOLED screen equipped with HDR playing capability, producing high definition and colorful pictures on screen. HDR is not limited to images, but also to videos. Users can now enjoy brilliant contrast and true-to-life vibrant colors.

Galaxy Foundation

Galaxy Note7 succeeds the advanced camera first debuted on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. With dual-pixel technology, wide aperture and fast autofocus, users can take sharp photos even in low-light conditions with the least of effort. The latest flagship supports dual SIM, and LTE and 3G networks, and comes with 64GB in-built memory, and supports up to 256GB memory expansion with microSD. In addition, the Galaxy Note7 supports USB Type-C port connection for more convenience.

Availability and Suggested Retail Price

Galaxy Note7 will be available in Hong Kong on the following dates with the suggested retail prices as follows:



Available Dates

Suggested Retail Prices

Galaxy Note7

Gold Platinum, Blue Coral, and
Black Onyx

September 2, 2016


Early-bird Offer for Galaxy Note7

For customers who wish to have a head start owning a Galaxy Note7, 5,000 units pre-order* is available at,starting from 17 August, 4pm to 25 August 2016, 5pm. Customers who successfully placed order will receive notification within 3 to 5 working days, and are eligible to pick up from 26 August onwards**. The customers will receive Lens Cover protective case for free (worth HKD598). Availability is on first-come-first-served basis, while stock lasts.

* Customers must enroll as Samsung Club S member for pre-order procedure. Registration is free-of-charge.

** Pick-up date will be divided into phases according to stock availability.

Samsung Galaxy Apps Special Offers

Samsung Galaxy Apps is delighted to bring to all Galaxy Note7 users a wide range of privileges as follows:

• “Accidental Screen Damage Cover” Plan: All Galaxy Note7 purchases made before 9 October 2016 will be entitled to a 12-month of “Accidental Screen Damage Cover” plan.

- Customers only have to pay $300 repair fee for accidental broken screens within 12-month of the purchase date. Offer valid in Hong Kong only. For terms and conditions, please refer to:

• i.t, 3CE, and SWEET MONSTER Delight Trio: Samsung joins hands with famous fashion brand i.t, 3CE and SWEET MONSTER for partnership to create customized themes for Galaxy Note7 users. Users are entitled to the following offers at i.t, 3CE and SWEET MONSTER shops by presenting the downloaded themes from the Samsung Theme Store:

- Offer 1 – 20% off on i.t fall winter collections

- Offer 2 – 20% off on 3CE cosmetic products

- Offer 3 – HKD10 off at Korean ice-cream parlor SWEET MONSTER

- Promotion period: from 1 September to 30 November 2016. These offers apply to selected regular-priced items and shops only, and cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotions and discounts. i.t reserves the final right to exercise these offers in case of disputes. Terms and conditions apply. Please ask shop staff for details

• Galaxy Game Pack: Samsung Note7 users will receive a free Galaxy Game pack with complimentary tokens and game tools of HKD2,600 worth. To enjoy this offer, download the 12 games from Google Play™, including Heroes of Incredible Tales: HIT, Asphalt 8: Airborne, Nonstop Knight, SimCity BuildIt, Star Wars™: Galaxy of Heroes, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Hungry Shark World, Clash of Kings, Vainglory, Angry Birds POP Bubble Shooter, Empire: Four Kingdoms, and Olympic Rising. Promotion period until 31 January 2017.

• Exclusive Themes: Collaborating with famous local brandFluffy House, iconic illustrator TSE SAI PEI the incapable and Nothing Serious, Samsung will offer exclusive themes for Galaxy Note7 users for them to customize their smartphones.

• Samsung Cloud – Galaxy Note7 users will be entitled to 15GB of free space on Samsung Cloud, allowing rapid and timely backup and synchronization of personal data, apps data, multimedia documents (e.g. music, photos and videos) and the like. To retrieve data from Samsung Cloud, users just need to login or create their Samsung Account when setting up their phones, and then click Restore from Samsung Cloud and select data they wish to sync to the phone. Users can now view backed up photos and videos on different devices, and easily retrieve data to a another device in case of phone loss.

Samsung Galaxy Apps allows users to extend functionality of Samsung Galaxy products for more mobile possibilities. For more details about Samsung Galaxy Apps exclusive apps and offers, please visit

For more product information, please visit or contact Samsung customer service hotline at (+852) 3698-4698.

Samsung Galaxy Note7 Specifications:

Special Features

Streamlined Design with 3D Glass & Prefect Grip

  • • 5.7” Quad HD (2K) Super AMOLED Display (2560 x 1440,518ppi)
  • • Expertly crafted from glass (Gorilla Glass 5)
  • • Comfortable single-handed grip

Worry Free Design

  • • Expandable Memory: microSD™ (up to 256GB)
  • • Dust & Water Resistance: IP68 (1.5M water for 30 mins)^
  • • Support 4G & 3G in Hong Kong & China (6 mode)++
  • • Dual-SIM Dual-Standby^^
  • • Reversible USB Type-C

Best Security:

  • • Samsung 1st support Iris Scanner handset ###
  • • Fingerprint Scanner

Enhanced S pen:

  • • Water & dust resistant S pen
  • • Screen off memo to Always on display (AOD)
  • • Making GIF animation
  • • Air Translate

Super Bright & Fast Camera even in Low Light:

  • • Support Dual Pixel photodiode sensor with faster auto focus
  • • Larger pixel size and brighter lens (F1.7)
  • • Dynamic Motion Panorama: wide-angle panorama captured with motion

Best Efficiency Performance:

  • • 14nm processor for superior performance & power efficiency
  • • 64-bit processor with 64bit OS optimization
  • • Powerful GPU & LPDDR4 RAM

Wired & wireless fast charging:

  • • 3,500 mAh long lasting battery
  • • Wired fast charging▲▲
  • • Wireless fast charging▲▲

Other Function:

  • • Support Mobile HDR Video

Operating Platform***

Android 6.0


4G FDD-LTE: 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), B28(700)
4G TDD-LTE: B38(2600), B39(1900), B40(2300), B41(2500)
3G WCDMA: B1(2100), B2(1900), B5(850), B8(900)
3G TD-SCDMA: B34(2010), B39(1880)
3G CDMA: BC0(800)
2G GSM: GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900


153.5 (L) x 73.9 (W) x 7.9 (D) mm




5.7” Quad HD (2K) Super AMOLED Display (2560 x 1440)


64bit Quad-Core(14nm),  2.15GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Dual


64GB version Storage: 64GB, UFS 2.0 (RAM: 4GB LPDDR4)
Support microSD™ (up to 256GB)


64GB version Gold Platinum & Blue Coral & Black Onyx


3,500 mAh


Rear Camera: Dual Pixel 12 Mega-pixel Camera with Smart OIS

  • • Power LED Flash

Front Camera: 5 Mega-pixel with F1.7

  • • Wide Selfie mode (120°)

Video Recording and Playback

  • • UHD(4K): 3840 x 2160 pixel (30fps)
  • • Recording mode: Slow motion, Hyperlapse
  • • Live Broadcast

Music Player

  • • Ultra High Quality Audio: ~192KHz, 24 bit (FLAC, WAV)
  • • SoundAlive™ Sound Effect (Samsung Proprietary Technology)

Audio / Video Play Format

  • • Video Play Format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

Internet Tool

  • • Google™ (Chrome, Gmail, Google Maps, Play Movies & TV , Drive, YouTube™ ,Photos, Hangouts, Voice Search)
  • • Exchange Active Sync ™ (Email, Contacts, Calendar)
  • • Samsung Galaxy Apps


Accelerometer, Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, HR Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Iris Sensor

Dust & Water
Resistance [IP68]^

  • • IP6X: Dust resistant
  • • IPX8: Protected against 30 minutes immersion in water up to 1.5M for 30 minutes


Data Transfer^^

  • • LTE Cat 6:300 Mbps /50 Mbps
  • • DC-HSPA+ 42Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps / 3G / EDGE / GPRS


  • • IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4G+5GHz, VHT80 MU-MIMO
  • • Wi-Fi Direct



Data Connectivity

USB Type-C

Wireless Connectivity

  • • NFC
  • • GPS (Support A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou) Δ

* Performance of the battery is subject to the network, signal strength, function, selection and profile.

▲▲ It must be charged by dedicated Samsung Charger and Battery.

***Please visit for latest Operating Platform

^ Please visit for the Dust and Water Resistance lP68 level :

^^ Subject to local network, data and messaging services.

++ Support 4G Network in HK and China: FDD-LTE and TDD-LTE; 3G Network in HK: WCDMA; 3G Network in China: TD-SCDMA and WCDMA and CDMA. Subject to local network, data and messaging services. If one of the SIM Card is using 4G or 3G Band, the another SIM Card supports 3G or 2G band only, vice versa. Users can choose 4G or 3G network with either SIM 1 or SIM 2 without changing the SIM card ^^

▲ Actual available memory for end user usage may vary due to pre-configuration. The pre-configuration includes preloaded operating system and applications.

+ For reference only, please check with our staff for details.

Δ GPS/A-GPS connection is subject to local network and data services and network providers may charge additional service fees. Additionally, connection times can be affected by external factors, such as surrounding environment, weather, etc

User can use the

# Stereo Bluetooth is only applicable to specific headsets.

### Iris Scanner might not work properly due to environment factors

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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[1] All used infra-red ray sensor is recognized by International Electrotecnical Commision, certificated with the the highest 62471 photo biological stability recognition.

[2] Based on Google Translate, support 38 languages basically which can be translated into 71 languages.

[3] Optical Character Recognition is used for picture content translation

[4] Galaxy Note5 is equipped with proximity sensor, light sensor, front facing camera, SVC LED while iris sensors (emitter and detector) are added in Galaxy Note7

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