After months of rumors and speculations, the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 7 finally made an official appearance earlier this week and is now preparing for a market launch which should take place on August 19. The handset was unveiled during an Unpacked event held in New York City, where the company detailed all the things that make, or should make the new device an interesting choice for prospective premium smartphone buyers. But for those who may have missed the Unpacked event, Samsung Mobile recently released a nearly 7-minute-long video on YouTube, showcasing the highlights of the event in 360-degrees.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was unveiled in all its glory in New York City and through a live broadcast, but Samsung / smartphone fans who have missed the live event can check out the 52-minute long "official replay" video listed on the official Samsung Mobile YouTube channel. Alternatively, for viewers who may want to watch the event's highlights from a different perspective – literally -, Samsung has now released a shorter 360-degrees video covering the event's highlights. It begins with Samsung Mobile CEO, Dongjin Koh, making the official announcement, followed by other highlights including short previews on the smartphone's waterproof capabilities, the new waterproof S Pen stylus, the various color options for the exterior, the brand new iris scanner, and various other hardware details. For readers who may want a more "on-paper" preview, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 sports a 5.7-inch slightly curved Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560, a Snapdragon 820 / Exynos 8890 system-on-chip coupled with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory, and benefits from the same 12-megapixel Dual Pixel autofocus camera as the one found on the Samsung Galaxy S7 lineup. As for how it all goes together in a single package, feel free to read our more in-depth analysis on "the good, the bad & the ugly".
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is expected to hit the US market on August 19, but the flagship is already available for pre-order through all four major carriers in the US, including Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T. The full retail price hovers around $850, and some carriers give customers the possibility to buy the smartphone for $0 down along with 24 or 30-month agreements.