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.

Galaxy Note 7 India

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
Display 5.7-inch 2560x1440
Dual edge screen
Gorilla Glass 5
Processor Octa-core Exynos 8890
Storage 64GB
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
Battery 3500 mAh
Water resistance IP68 rating
Security One-touch fingerprint sensor
Iris scanner
Samsung KNOX
Dimensions 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm
169 g

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?

Samsung Galaxy Note 7