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

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New Delhi, Aug 11 (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.

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“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.

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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.

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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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