Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 7 with iris scanner, dual curved screen

SamsungNew Delhi, (IANS) : Giving a refreshing look to its Note series, South Korean giant Samsung on Thursday launched its flagship device Galaxy Note 7 in India with iris biometric scanner for enhanced security, upgraded S Pen and a dual-curved screen.

The Rs 59,900 device will be available in gold platinum, silver titanium and black onyx colours from September 2.

“Galaxy Note 7 is the combination of all our learnings to take smartphone experience to a whole new level and I am confident that the new edition will help Samsung Note loyalists to achieve more in life,” H.C. Hong, President and CEO, Samsung Southwest Asia, told reporters here.

The company also launched a new wearable portfolio with new Gear VR, Gear Fit2 fitness tracker and Gear IconX earplugs.

“Our wearable portfolio comprising Gear Fit2, Gear IconX and Gear VR will further strengthen Samsung’s commitment to a connected ecosystem strategy,” added Manu Sharma, Vice President, Mobile Business, Samsung India Electronics.

Galaxy Note 7 comes with a 5.7-inch QHD super AMOLED dual-curved display protected by the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is the first device in the Note family to be water resistant to a maximum depth of 1.5 metre upto 30 minutes.

The device is dust-proof and the display is 30 per cent stronger and 20 per cent more scratch resistant from its predecessor.

The new S Pen features a smaller 0.7mm tip and has an Air Command Translate feature that quickly translates any on-screen text with ease by simply placing the S Pen above the word. The feature also include functions like magnify and glance, etc.

The iris scanner provides an extra layer of security alongside the fingerprint scanner. The device has a “Secure Folder” to keep private information safe.

With Samsung Pass, the iris and fingerprint authentication is passed on to apps and services.

Equipped with 64-bit Octa core processor and 4GB RAM, Galaxy Note 7 delivers unprecedented performance with Vulkan graphics.

The Galaxy Note 7 has 64GB of internal storage which can be expanded by a 256GB microSD card. The battery has been increased to 3,500 mAh and one can set the quality of the display — HD, FHD or QHD — according to the need.

It comes with a 12MP camera with f/1.7 aperture and a 5MP front-facing camera.

In other devices, Gear Fit2 is fitted with sensors like GPS, 24/7 heart rate monitor and accelerometer. The Rs 13,990 device runs on Android 4.4 and comes with 1.5GB RAM.

With Gear IconX, one can control music by simple tapping or swiping. The Rs 13, 490 device comes with a real time voice-based workout input feature.

The new VR headset is available for Rs 7,290 from the first week of September.


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