At a media event in New Delhi, Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 7 in the Indian market for ₹59,900. The phone will be available in three color variants: Black Onyx, Silver Titanium, and Gold Platinum. No Coral Blue for us folks.
The highlights include a design that's similar to what we've seen on the Galaxy S7 and the S7 edge. Previous offerings in the Galaxy Note line were popular for being productivity workhouses, and while that is still true on the Note 7, the phone doesn't stand out from the Galaxy S line. That's especially true on the hardware front, with notable differences being 64GB internal storage and a new iris scanner:
|Category||Galaxy Note 7|
|Operating System||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
Dual edge screen
Gorilla Glass 5
|Processor||Octa-core Exynos 8890|
|Expandable||microSD up to 256GB|
|Rear Camera||12MP f/1.7
1.4-micron pixels, OIS
|Front Camera||5MP f/1.7|
|Charging||USB-C, Fast Charging
Qi, Powermat wireless
|Input||S Pen stylus
4096 pts of pressure sensitivity
|Water resistance||IP68 rating|
|Security||One-touch fingerprint sensor
|Dimensions||153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm
The Galaxy Note 7 also marks the debut of USB-C charging. The phone should be more resilient to tumbles thanks to Gorilla Glass 5 at the front and back, and the new S Pen is just 0.7mm thick.
The phone will retail for ₹59,900 starting September 2. Those pre-booking the handset between August 22-30 will receive the new Gear VR for a discounted ₹1,999 . Who's looking to pick up the Note 7 in India?