We are only days away from August 19 when the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 hits the Canadian wireless scene. We know that Rogers, Bell, Telus, Wind, Eastlink, Videotron, and Koodo will be carrying the new Galaxy Note 7 for a hefty $1,049.99 no-term and as little as $0 on contract. Pre-orders are live, and many Canadian carriers are offering up promos to go with the Galaxy Note 7 launch – this could certainly be helping with the ‘notable’ increase in sales. However, it is interesting to ‘note’ that according to Samsung Canada’s chief media officer Mark Childs, there is a “significant demand” for the Coral Blue model of the Galaxy Note 7. He claims the pre-orders have surpassed their expectations, and the device has received positive comments from reviewers and Canadians as well.
The Galaxy Note 7 sports a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED QHD display, dual curved edges, and ‘always-on’ technology. This gives the Galaxy Note 7 a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and 518 pixels-per-inch (PPI.) The Galaxy Note 7’s sold in the US and Canada will pack a Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor with four cores clocked at 1.6GHz and the other four cores clocked at 2.3GHz. In other countries, it will sport an Exynos octa-core with a quad-core clocked at 1.6GHz and a quad-core clocked at 2.3GHz. The Galaxy Note 7 packs 4GB of DDR4 RAM and a base 64GB of the faster UFS 2.0 internal memory and this year, includes expansion via a microSD card.
The camera is the same excellent one use on the Galaxy S7 Edge – a Dual Pixel 12MP sensor with an aperture of f/1.7, faster phase detection autofocus (PDAF), auto HDR, and Smart OIS. A 5MP wide-angle lens with a f/1.7 and Live HDR define the front-facing camera. The Galaxy Note 7 uses a non-removable 3500mAh battery that features quick charge and quick wireless charging. This year Samsung threw in an Iris Scanner for added security and added an IP68 rating for dust and water protection. It has the heart rate monitor, oxygen sensor, the new Type-C reversible port for charging and data transfers. And last, but certainly not least, the infamous S-Pen and all of its improvements and added software.