The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was one of the most anticipated smartphones this year, and the company finally introduced it back on August 2nd. We’ve seen tons of rumors and leaks regarding the Galaxy Note 7 before the device finally got announced, and most of those rumors were spot on. The Galaxy Note 7 might not have been a surprise in terms of specs or the design, but it still managed to awe people, at least based on initial reactions and pre-order numbers in some regions. That being said, Samsung had confirmed about a week ago that they’ll introduce the Galaxy Note 7 in India on August 11th, and that’s exactly what just happened, read on.
Samsung has just unveiled their new flagship phablet in India, and as we expected, it’s the same exact device they announced in New York a week ago. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is made out of metal and glass, just like the other two Samsung-branded flagships this year, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. The Galaxy Note 7, unlike its predecessor, comes with the Dual Edge display, which essentially means it is curved on both sides. Samsung’s well-known S Pen stylus is here once again, and it is waterproof this time actually, and the phone itself comes with IP68 certification, which means it is both water and dust resistant. The Galaxy Note 7 is also equipped with the iris scanner, and there’s also a fingerprint scanning security option if that’s what you prefer.
The Galaxy Note 7 comes with a 5.7-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) Dual Edge Super AMOLED panel, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable internal storage. The device is fueled by the Exynos 8890 SoC in India, Samsung’s 14nm 64-bit octa-core processor. The 12-megapixel Dual Pixel camera with Smart OIS is placed on the back of the Galaxy Note 7, while a 5-megapixel shooter can be found on its front side. The 3,500mAh battery is included on the inside, and it is not removable, and it is also worth mentioning this device is equipped with a heart rate sensor as well. Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow comes pre-installed here with Samsung’s Grace UX which is available on top of Google’s offering. If you’d like to read more about the device’s specs, click here.
The Galaxy Note 7 comes in Silver Titanium, Gold Platinum and Black Onyx color variants in India, and it is priced at Rs. 59,900 ($896). The device will become available on September 2nd across India, and pre-orders will start on August 22nd. If you pre-order the device, you’ll be eligible to get the new Gear VR for Rs. 1,990 ($30), while it usually costs Rs. 7,290 ($109).