The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be available in Singapore from 20 August at S$1,168. Pre-orders / registration of interest (with M1, Singtel, StarHub) begin today with delivery on 19 August. Free Note 7 Lens Kit (S$198) for pre orders.
The newest flagship phablet from Samsung has a 5.7-inch Quad HD Dual Edge SUPER AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 (518ppi). The Galaxy Note 7 ships with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
The Galaxy Note series skips a number and goes directly from Note 5 to Note 7.
The latest flagship model is now in line with the Galaxy S7 to reduce confusion among consumers.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is available in Black Onyx, Gold Platinum, or Silver Titanium.
More importantly, Samsung is probably hoping that some of the success of the S7 will rub off on the Note 7 and continue turning around the fortunes of the Korean phone maker.
Prices of accessories
- LED View Cover: S$78
- S View Standing Cover: S$68
- Clear View Cover: S$68
- Leather Cover: S$48
- Backpack: S$128
- Starter Kit: S$168
* All prices include GST.
So the most “eye-catching” – forgive the pun – new feature must be the iris-scanner, another security to ensure only the right eyes get to eyeball the contents of the Note 7.
I tried it during the launch and it’s mighty fast and responsive, removing my initial reservation that it might be slow and wonky.
The S Pen also gets enhanced, software wise.
New functionalities include Screen Off Memo, Smart Select function, Air Command and Samsung Notes, as well as the ability to create and share GIF animations.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 comes with Dual SIM support, where one of the two nano-SIM slots can be used to accept a microSD memory card (up to 256GB) instead. This will extend the 64GB internal memory that comes with the phone.
Also, the Galaxy Note 7 and its S Pen are now both IP68-certified water and dust resistant, so you can now use them underwater – if you want/need to.
More details and technical specifications in the press release below.