Samsung Unveils the New Galaxy Note7 - the Smartphone That Thinks Big

Aug 02. 2016

The Galaxy Note7 combines advanced S Pen capabilities with innovative security features giving users a smartphone for all aspects of their lives

Samsung Unveils the New Galaxy Note7 - the Smartphone That Thinks Big

Samsung Electronics continues to drive the smartphone market with the launch of the Galaxy Note7, building on the company’s category-defining leadership with innovative features that set a new standard for large-screen devices. With state of the art craftsmanship and a unique, symmetrical edge design, the Galaxy Note7 features:

  • A water resistant body and S Pen (IP68)*
  • Top-of-the-line security that combines Samsung Knox with biometric authentication including a new iris scanning feature
  • Best in class entertainment capabilities with HDR video streaming capabilities

“The Galaxy Note7 combines productivity and entertainment in one single device. With strong security features and an enhanced service ecosystem, the Galaxy Note7 is the ideal smartphone for those looking for a device for work and play,” said Conor Pierce, Vice President of IT & Mobile Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland. “We created the Galaxy Note7 to reflect the way people live their lives helping everyone get things done wherever, whenever.”

The Galaxy Note7 will go on sale in the UK in Blue Coral and Black Onyx on 2nd September and customers can pre-order the device from 16th August with an additional colour skew, Silver Titanium, coming soon. Customers who pre-order before 30th August will be rewarded with a special early delivery three days before the device lands in store. A free Galaxy Gear VR will also be included in pre-order deals from selected retailers.

Galaxy Note7 S Pen: The iconic feature just got better
The enhanced Galaxy Note7 S Pen is the product of two engineering breakthroughs in the past three years with users now able to bring their ideas to life without unlocking the screen by using Screen off Memo and simply pinning the memo to the Always On Display. The S Pen also gives users the ability to easily create and share GIF animations with Smart Select. Additional new features include Air Command functions such as Magnify and Translate, letting owners zoom in on the screen or convert languages by hovering above the text with the S Pen. It is even easier to access the best of the S Pen’s creative abilities with Samsung Notes, a new unified app allowing users to jot down handwritten notes, draw, or edit memos from one location.
The new S Pen replicates the accuracy of a real pen with the updated design including a smaller 0.7 mm pen tip which is water resistant so users can get the most from their device almost anywhere, whatever the weather.

Advanced security in the blink of an eye
In addition to fingerprint scanning, the Galaxy Note7 is equipped with new iris recognition technology, a highly secure biometric authentication system that can unlock the home screen. Coupled with Samsung Knox, an industry-leading security platform, the Galaxy Note7 provides a new level of security and convenience. The introduction of the Secure Folder, a separate folder that adds an extra layer of security to keep private and personal information safe, gives users additional peace of mind.

Best-in-Class entertainment
With a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, the Galaxy Note7 is HDR video-streaming-ready, enabling a cinema-like experience with brighter colours and a deeper black to ensure users get the best possible viewing experience. The Galaxy Note7 also features Game Pack, which includes top game titles, an easier redemption process and new user benefits.

The Galaxy Note7 can also be paired with the new Gear VR powered by Oculus allowing users to experience premium virtual reality almost anywhere with the incredible Super AMOLED screen and powerful processor delivering the ultimate entertainment experience.

The Galaxy Note7 also supports the new Gear 360 camera, with full 3840 x 1920 resolution, so users can capture and share their own 360-degree videos on the go. With 64 GB of internal UFS 2.0 storage, the Galaxy Note7 is perfect for those who want to capture content using the latest technology then share with friends via platforms including YouTube 360 and Facebook, or relive the moment using the Gear VR.

Galaxy foundation with refined craftsmanship
Designed to deliver the most seamless user experience possible, every detail of the Galaxy Note7 design has been refined to provide a comfortable grip and easy day to day use. Whilst the Galaxy Note7 features a large-screen size, it is slim and lightweight for use on the go and the unique front-to-back 3D dual-edge curve gives the Note7 the sleek feel users have come to love with the Galaxy series. The Galaxy Note7 also features Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5, for maximum durability.

The Galaxy Note7 comes equipped with the advanced camera introduced on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. The dual-pixel technology, wide aperture and fast auto focus work together to make sharp and beautiful photography even in low-light environments. 
In addition to 64 GB of internal memory, the Galaxy Note7 offers expandable storage and microSD support up to 256 GB and includes a 3500 mAh battery, easy Power Management UX through Smart Manager, and has a USB Type-C port.

Creating a Phone+ ecosystem of connected experiences
The Galaxy Note7 is designed to plug seamlessly into Samsung’s ecosystem of devices, software and services. Users can monitor their fitness activities on the Gear Fit2 or Gear IconX and track their data through S Health 5.0.** In addition to accurate fitness tracking and measurement, the new S Health lets owners share fitness updates with their loved ones. All health information is encrypted and protected with Samsung Knox.

The Smart Switch feature has been enhanced with Samsung Cloud, which supports a seamless device experience by providing continuous backup and easy transfer of content including data and apps. Galaxy Note7 users will be able to use up to 15 GB of free space to store and restore information on Samsung Cloud.**

For additional product information, please visit www.samsung.com/uk/galaxy-note7

Samsung Galaxy Note7 Product Specifications

Galaxy Note7
OS Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Network LTE Cat.9 *May differ by markets and mobile operators*
Dimension 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm, 169 g
AP Octa core (2.3 GHz Quad + 1.6 GHz Quad), 64 bit, 14 nm process
Memory 4 GB RAM (LPDDR4), 64 GB (UFS 2.0)
Display 5.7” Quad HD Dual edge Super AMOLED
2560 x 1440 (518 ppi)
Camera Rear: Dual Pixel 12 MP OIS (F1.7), Front: 5 MP (F1.7)
Battery 3500 mAh, Fast Charging on wired and wireless
Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 / 5 GHz), MIMO (2 x 2) 620 Mbps,
Bluetooth® v 4.2 LE, ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC,
Location (GPS, Glonass, Beidou)
Sensors Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, HR Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Iris Sensor, RGB Light Sensor
Audio MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
Video MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI , FLV, MKV, WEBM


Gear VR for Galaxy Note7
Dimension 207.8 (W) x 122.5 (L) x 98.6 (H) mm
Weight 345 g (312 g without Front Cover)
FOV *Field of View 101° Field of View
Sensor Accelerator, Gyrometer, Proximity
Colour Blue Black
Compatibility USB Type-C and Micro USB port connection to the Galaxy Note7, S7, S7 edge, Note5, S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+

*Dust and water resistance based on IP68 rating, which tests submersion up to 5 feet for up to 30 minutes.
**Service availability and scope may vary by each region and market condition. 
***All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

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