The replacement to last year's Note5 has finally been announced and is available for pre-order today.
(CCM) — Samsung's new Galaxy Note7, announced yesterday, has a built-in iris scanner that allows the owner to unlock their phone just by looking at it. The iris scanner can also unlock personal data, including apps, notes, photos, that has been placed in a secure container away from the rest of the phone's data. Inside, the phone has almost the same specifications as Samsung's lower-cost Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge offerings, including a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4 GB of RAM, and a 12 MP camera. It comes with more internal storage — 64 GB compared to the S7's 32 GB — and this can be expanded, thanks to a microSD slot. The Note7 also has a dual-curved Super AMOLED display, which Samsung says has enabled it to make the device 2.2 millimeters narrower than the previous model while maintaining the same 5.7-inch screen size. This year's Note is water resistant, including the Note's "S Pen" stylus, and both the front screen and rear panel are made from the toughened Gorilla Glass 5, which was announced recently.
The Galaxy Note7 is available for pre-order starting today in blue, black, and silver, and the phone is due to be released with Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Aug. 19 for around $850. An unlocked version will be available in the U.S. at some point in the future.
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