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Is Samsung Galaxy Note7 just another Galaxy S7 with S pen?

Abhishek Jadhav Technology October 03, 2016

Cutting all the rumours around, Samsung just announced and launched its latest instalment in its Android Based Galaxy smartphones, the Galaxy Note 7 Phablet. Yes you read it right, SamCom actually skipped the Note 6 after its success of stunning Note 5.

The 5.7 Note 7 was launched in August, Q3 of 2016. After being the talk of the town for a long time, techlovers are going to love Note 7 as the specifications are pretty promising. With its sales starting from mid-September, Note 7 is not just the best phone of 2016-2017, but the smartest phone to be built ever. The designs are almost similar to the predecessors, with the coring gorilla glass 5, only difference is it will be a dual edge smartphone unlike Note 5. And as its usual practice, Samsung will release different version of the device in different countries where some will have Samsung’s own Exynos processor while others will have the Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset.

Now questioning about S7 and Note 7, it might look like Note is now just another Galaxy S series phone. But rest assured, the new add on features along with the high end specifications in both hardware and software, it will help Note to be a class apart.

Now coming on to the specifications, the phone has a 5.70 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display promising a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2560 pixels at a PPI of 518 pixels per inch. The device is powered by a 1.6 GHz octa core Exynos 8890 processor with a 4 GB RAM. It will be running on Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) planned upgrade to v7.0 (Nougat). It comes in two variant, a single sim which accepts a Nano sim and another one with dual sim, both Nano sim with dual stand by. The single sim model have a external dedicated 256GB memory card slot while the dual sim model uses the sim 2 slot for the memory card, which also is expandable up to 256GB with both the models having internal memory of 64GB. It is equipped with a 12 MP rear camera, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, LED flash, capturing up to 4K videos and Auto HDR. The front camera stands at 5 MP.

Note 7 seems to share a lot of same features as Galaxy S7, including the camera, memory and the processor, but it’s the first ever Note to be waterproof with IP68 certification, for over 30 minutes. It also uses the Gorilla glass 5, the first phone ever to use, and the first Galaxy to use a USB-C port. The sensors including the finger scanner is similar to S7 but with a new add on of IRIS sensor which improves the security on a much higher level. The S-pen also can be seen with some changes. A little disadvantage for the Note users is the 3500mAh non removable battery, but that gives the advantage of fast charging. The device is compatible with Gear VR 2016 and the Gear 360 accessories.

The Bottom line for now.

The big question on your mind, whether it’s worth upgrading to Note 7? In the race of smartphones, this is the best ever phone. It is just another reason for Samsung fans to buy a new galaxy, but for the non Samsung fans, it is worth a shot going for the Note series. So for the bottom line, you get a fantastic phone at par and with more features to S7, with an even larger display, more storage and an S pen.