Samsung Galaxy Note 7 specs

Well, it turns out the Galaxy Note 7 specs are nearly identical to the Galaxy S7 edge — and that makes sense as soon as you look at these two phones. The Note 7 is built on the same basic platform, with very few differences. We're looking at the same processor, RAM, cameras and features — you'll only find small differences in screen size and glass, storage and battery capacity. Here are the full Galaxy Note 7 specs.

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CategoryGalaxy Note 7
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
Display5.7-inch 2560x1440
Dual edge screen
Gorilla Glass 5
ProcessorQuad-core Snapdragon 820 (U.S.)
Octa-core Exynos (international)
ExpandablemicroSD up to 256GB
Rear Camera12MP f/1.7
1.4-micron pixels
Front Camera5MP f/1.7
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11ac MIMO
Bluetooth v4.2 LE
ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC
Fast charging
Qi wireless
Powermat wireless
InputS Pen stylus
4096 points of pressure sensitivity
Battery3500 mAh
Water resistanceIP68 rating
SecurityOne-touch fingerprint sensor
Iris scanner
Samsung KNOX
Private folder
Dimensions153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm
Weight169 g

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  • Basically a larger S7 edge with a pen. Not that there's anything wrong with it and I actually like it, personally. Though there are some who might feel differently...
  • Yeah pass for me, I rather get a s7 edge shiiiii Posted via the Android Central App
  • Exactly what the Note 5 should have been. Posted via the Android Central App
  • No that is what the note 4 should have been? The materials weren't around to do this last year... 
  • what do you mean the materials were not around to do this last year? I have note 5 and besides the iris scanner, and curved front panel glass this is the same phone with 1 inch larger screen. Same PPI, Camera is a 16 shooter on the note 5 takes great pictures regardless. outside of the earlier mentions add micro sd but its the same glass on metal as the note 5 just like the S6 and S7 are the same
  • Disappointed Posted via the Android Central App
  • Wow what a failure. I'm sorry but come on. This is literally worse than an S7 Edge. It is a bigger phone with a SMALLER BATTERY! At least Samsung can claim another first! :D I guess I'm glad they're saving me money as I 1. would never buy a new phone with a smaller battery 2. hate the edge. My S7 Edge is a great phone so I'm not missing out. I cannot believe they've done this... Now just to wait for that phone that unfolds to an 8 inch tablet >:)
  • U hate the edge but have an edge phone.
    That must suck Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yeah it's annoying, I can't wait to upgrade. Unfortunately there's no phone worth an upgrade yet. Maybe the next Nexus :)
  • Why don't you pee on your edge since you hate it
  • Uh, you hate the edge, yet your S7 Edge is a great phone. Sounds a little Trumpish don't you think, with the double standards and all. Sent from the still best Galaxy Note 4
  • I'm still going with the Note 7, once they fix it that is. I've been saving buckets of drool since I have heard about it. Sent from the still best Galaxy Note 4
  • Why so small a battery? Do Samsung not listen to the streams of people saying 'please give us better batteries'. Posted via the Android Central App
  • The conspiracy theory side of me wants to say that they're limiting battery size to encourage ppl to buy those battery cases/banks Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yep. I'm sure they make a pretty penny on extra batteries. It's the same deal with printer ink. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Difference is a printer literally doesn't work without ink. Your Galaxy Note 7 works just fine without an external battery.
  • agree!
  • I'm an engineer that has been in charge of marketing and sales for 37 years. The short of this is, you don't seal in a great battery, that has a shelf life of maybe 500 recharges if your company's goal is a forced upgrade every 12 to 15 months. Sincerely Arthur
  • I'm an engineer that has been in charge of marketing and sales for the greater part of the last 37 years. The short of this is, you don't seal in a great battery with a long rechargeable shelf life, if the goal of your company is a forced upgrade every 12 to 15 months. That's pure marketing!
  • Yeah. We got it the first time. No need to rephrase.
  • LOL...agreed
  • Can you repeat that again Arthur? I didn't read it the first time #TeamFrosty Nexus 6P
  • So there is no non-curved version then right?
    I love the note line, but I'd be lying if I said this edition doesn't underwhelm, imo. My note 4 can still hold its own stacked up against this one.
    I'm also hung up on daydream compatibility and this doesn't seem to have it. Not the biggest of deals but I want my next phone to have the feature Posted via the Android Central App
  • There are so many people that have a Note that hardly use the S Pen. Those type of people are probably banging their head against a wall thinking that they could have been using a device already for 6 months that is just as good as the one they were waiting for LOL. Oh well, at least next year they'll know better and will just jump straight to the earlier S8 series devices instead of waiting on potentially better internals in the Note. Posted from my unlocked S7 Active on T-Mobile
  • Man if the note line gets neutered and becomes nothing more than a glorified s7, that would suck.
    Notes are known to be testing grounds for new things, pushing the boundaries, made for.power users.
    Hopefully this lasts only for one device Posted via the Android Central App
  • Well, at least this one is the testing ground for one new thing. The iris scanner. :P
  • I should've mention that, true.
    U take that feature away, what's left? Not much Posted via the Android Central App
  • Well, it's an upgrade from the Note5. If you're on an S7e, I can understand the disappointment, though it does seem that the phone isn't going to be that hard-spec-hitting phablet anymore. It seems to be more focused on the experience.
  • DING DING DING Posted via the Android Central App
  • I wonder what people expected. Seriously, what is wrong with the note 7? Posted via the Android Central App
  • They expected an SD821, 6 gb of RAM, and at least a battery bigger than 3600 mAh. Posted from my unlocked S7 Active on T-Mobile
  • Agreed.
    If I was spending xxx on a new tol device, I don't want it to have the same internals as an older device to do more work.
  • I can understand your outlook Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yes,the Note series used to mean more powerful internals over the S series,not just an increase in size. Posted via the Android Central App
  • This is an upgrade from the note 5, it's not supposed to be an upgrade from the S7 edge that came out just a few months back. 6GB of ram for what? Posted via the Android Central App
  • For having to wait 6 months since the Edge was released. Throw them a bone I say, they waited after all! And cuz they can lol. Posted from my unlocked S7 Active on T-Mobile
  • Exactly why are people comparing this to the S7 Edge? You should be comparing it to the Note 5 and IMO it's a worthy upgrade.
    Just because the battery is a measly 100 mah less then the S7 Edge doesn't mean the battery life will be worse. The Note 5 has a smaller battery then the Note 4 and I get better battery life with my Note 5 then I ever did with my Note 4.
    No one here has any hands on time with the phone so your judging it already without even trying it. Posted via the AT&T Note 5
  • The Note7 should be more powerful than both the Note5,which it is,and the S7/S7edge.The Note series has traditionally been more powerful than the S series of the same year.If that is not to be the case now and in the future,release them simultaneously and say,take your pick-regular size,large,large w/pen. Posted via the Android Central App
  • This exactly. Posted from my unlocked S7 Active on T-Mobile
  • Ditto
  • I'm sure they'll want an extra $100 for this over the S7e... Totally not worth it.
  • And isn't the s7e already super expensive already Posted via the Android Central App
  • Already, already, already...whoops Posted via the Android Central App
  • Maybe you should have waited instead of buying the edge. Note 7s are not for people with edges. They are for people with notes or looking to jump to the phablet ring for the first time.
  • So far, two very generic phones (note 5 and now the note 7). It's time to start looking else where for a top on the line phone with cutting edge technology. What about VR? Like I said, I will start looking elsewhere for cutting edge tech.
  • Good luck to you Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm shocked that it still has 4GB's of ram, usually Samsung wants to be at the top with specifications. Really, besides the new software features and the iris scanner, I'm finding it hard to find differences between this and the S7 Edge Posted via the Android Central App
  • Not that anyone really uses more than that but that is very surprising. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I know. Note series used to be the one with most RAM till the Note 3 IIRC. For me, Note should be the pinnacle of all smartphones with the best specs possible. Note 7 with a SD821 and 6GB RAM would've been perfect. That being said, Note 7 still seems to be the best smartphone.
  • This is a joke! It is a s7 with a larger screen. Lets see what the new nexus and v20 have in store as I will not be buying a note 7. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Underwhelmed Posted via the Android Central App
  • My only big beef with the phone is the battery. Really, Samsung? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Well, that S Pen needed internal space. Plus, who knows how much more space those watertight seals would take up. Disappointing, yes. But not really one worth flipping a table over.....unless it's the same size as the Note 5, or worse, smaller... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yeah I hear ya we need a something to happen in battery tech more milliamps in denser spaces and all. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Needs to happen sooner rather than later. With 4K displays and VR coming to mobile in the future, the demands for larger batteries in compact sizes will rise. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Slightly dissapointing. Gone are the days of the Note being a powerful phone. It is an S7 Edge that is slightly larger with an s pen and usb type c with a gimmicky iris scanner. Ram should be 6gb, CPU should be a Snapdragon 821, battery should be 4,000maH. No mention of UFS cards, although the sd card slot looked like it could fit them. I'm only getting it for USB C and the sd card slot, over my Note 5
  • Lol stop on the cpu it doesn't matter anymore at the high end and has no bearing on performance in daily use and you never use 6 gigs of RAM. Posted via the Android Central App
  • The note 7 is pretty dope. People need to understand that the S7 edge and the note are targeted to different consumers and these phones are only 5 months apart, nothing ground breaking was going to happen. It's a pretty nice upgrade to the note 5. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Looking back though, the note 2 was a clear upgrade over the S3 (processor, ram, screen), as was the S4 to note 3 (processor, ram, leather back), and s5 to note 4 (processor, metal frame but minus waterproofing) and even s6 to note 5 had more ram. S7 edge to note 7 though... It's like 0 change. Literally 0. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yes Posted via the Android Central App
  • The water proofing is just silly. Who drops their phone in 5 foot of tap or toilet water? :) How about they protect it against creek or lake water instead?
  • I've spilled water on my S7 twice already. It's a very useful feature Posted via the Android Central App
  • What kind of creeks and lakes do you have? Do they have special super-penetrating water that goes where tap cannot?
  • It's a very useful feature.Sounds like spouting off against it because you don't have it.It's not important to you,great.You aren't everyone,neither am I.It is important to me,I'm glad to have it.My S7edge made it through floods on my hip,if I had had an lg,nexus,or iphone,my next stop would had to have been to get another phone. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Absolutely gorgeous phone, but the smaller battery makes me glad I didn't wait and went with the S7e. Still the best phone of 2016. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I guess it's the iPhone for another year then. This phone isn't worth what they're selling it for considering the S7 Edge is going to be going on sale soon at a lot of carriers given it's about halfway through its lifecycle. Also no nno-edged version, which is a showstopper for me not matter how great the hardware could have been. I really dislike those edged screens. I was anticipating this phone so much. I didn't think it would be so lackluster. How disappointing. This is basically the Galaxy S7 Edge S.
  • @thatguy97, you need to shut up cuz Mikethesith200 is right and whether or not a person uses 6GB of RAM is debatable (i believe it can be done) but what ISN'T debatable is how much RAM touchwiz and the android system uses. they use A LOT
  • No need for you to tell someone to shut up. Just tell him you disagree with him. I disagaree on the matter of RAM too, but I'm not going to tell someone to shut up because of their personal opinion.
  • Even if TouchWiz uses half that's still 2 gigs you just won't exceed that. I think folks don't use as much RAM as they think they do. And "can be done" is a far cry from "doing". So why don't you fall back on that statement? Also learn how to reply Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm going to say 6Gb of RAM and the SD821 for multiple reasons.
    1.actual performance -VR & future proofing
    2.differentiate the Note7 from the S series,the Note series was founded upon putting forth more powerful hardware than the S series of the same year.
    3.when $400.00 phones offer it,you had better damn sure bring it yourself at $850.00 Opinions are individual,and those are mine.Have a good one. Posted via the Android Central App If the devices are going to be essentially the same,as others have said,release them all together,no reason not to.Regular size,large,large with a pen,take your pick.Also,no phone in the Note series should have a smaller battery than 2 out of the 3 members of the current S series.
  • I see you but VR will be niche for a while on mobile I think Posted via the Android Central App
  • Maybe releasing the Note later in the year is an effort to compete with the attention Apple gets with their announcement and keeps some momentum for the holiday season?
  • @thatguy and phonefanatic lol you guys are right i'm sorry for saying shut up.... jus soooo disappointed in this new Samsung Galaxy Note even the camera wasn't upgraded there are still some people and publications that say the LG V10 and Note 5 and Samsung Galaxy S6/Edge + phones have better cameras. i have the gold verizon S7 and barely use it i use verizon's blue Note 5 instead or sometimes the LG G4 for their cameras
  • Hey don't sweat it its all good :) Posted via the Android Central App
  • I expected at least a 6" screen, this is basically a S7 with a stylus. I'll wait maybe for the Note8... Posted via my Note 4, missing bb10...
  • Meh. Nothing to see here. It's a S7 Edge with a different design and a pen. Posted via the Android Central App
  • "It's a S7 Edge with a different design and a pen." So "It's the same...but different!"
  • No flat version. Thanks but no thanks. Disappointed. Again. Posted via the Android Central App on my Zuk Z1. Loving it.
  • I'm underwhelmed. Does anyone else remember when Notes were better than the current Galaxy S models? I remember. Pepperidge Farms remembers.
  • Yes,very well. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Any word if the screen is still pentile or did they move to RGB? There was a rumor floating around that it was going to be a RGB screen to make VR look better. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Adoptable storage?
  • Not unless they changed it from the S7/S7edge.I haven't seen it specifically mentioned,but I would doubt it. Posted via the Android Central App
  • So no ir blaster.... Good bye samsung my note 4 will be the last device from you. Posted via the Android Central App
  • This is a beast. 820, ANT+, waterproof, Gorilla Glass 5, expandable micro SD, it's just about everything spec wise you could want in a phone. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Uh, yeah, whatever u say.
    Sorry I just can't agree as much as I want to Posted via the Android Central App
  • Then don't agree, you're entitled to your opinion. I definitely think the Note 7 is a major win, looking forward to get it. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I agree and can't wait to pick mine up. Now I just have to decide what color I want. The 4 colors available all look great! Posted via the AT&T Note 5
  • No removable battery, no IR Blaster but at least they added the Micro-SD back. One big plus for Samsung is there are typically lots of Custom ROM's available and having the ability to make my phone operate like I want it is addictive. My current LG V10 is awesome but no interesting ROM's for it.
    Overall I will wait for the LG V20 and see what it offers before making a decision.
  • When are people going to get over the fact that Samsung doesn't have removable batteries anymore? They are never coming back and if that's a deal breaker for you then buy from a different manufacturer Posted via the AT&T Note 5
  • Serious question: How do you know removable batteries are never coming back? Posted from my unlocked S7 Active on T-Mobile
  • Someone in Samsung hardware development or something basically said as much in an interview. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Deal breaker for me as my phone must have changeable battery and expandable storage guess I'm going to stick with my note 4 a little longer. It's a shame as my wife was looking to upgrade from note 2 to note 4 .
  • Let's think of high quality cordless drills...they always come with a removable battery. Cars...they come with a removable battery. Most high quality items come with parts that are replaceable. However, low quality things are disposable and not replaceable.
    I did buy from a different manufacturer for that very reason - I demand the best. So if you want to keep a mentality that I'll just keep buying whatever **** Samsung pushes that go ahead and be their little fanboy!
  • A non removable battery is irrelevant to me. I get great battery life on my Note 5 so with an extra 500 mah I expect to get even better battery life with the Note 7. If you haven't noticed the majority of cell phone manufacturers have gone with non removable batteries. I also upgrade my phone every single year so that's another reason I don't care if a phone has a non removable battery. Posted via the AT&T Note 5
  • I hear you on that. I typically don't use a cell phone longer than a year either so it doesn't really affect me as much as it does my family members who get the device once I'm done with it. Posted from my unlocked S7 Active on T-Mobile
  • Can never please the masses. People keep on crying until the device gets released then everyone goes and buy it. Same old sh*t just a different note Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm pretty sure the masses will be pleased with this device. It's more the smartphone nerds. We're the ones that are hard to please. :) Posted from my unlocked S7 Active on T-Mobile
  • Boy, am I happy I got the S7 edge instead. Posted via Android Central App
  • The note 5 received way more criticism than the note 7 because it ditched the removable battery and SD slot and yet it was a huge success. This won't be any different. There's not a phone on the market as versatile as the note, including the S7 edge and the S7. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I remember when the Note 3 came out it was a complete beast and was way ahead of it's time. Sadly, with the Note 5 and now the Note 7, there is nothing that makes the Note series ahead of the competition or stand out like the Note 3 did. It's a shame. Posted via the OnePlus 3
  • SD820 and 4GB RAM LG's going to beat this phone with the upcoming V20 and Flex 3 in terms of specs very easily. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Including the new Nexus #TeamFrosty Nexus 6P
  • Would've been nice to see them go to 6", but oh well....
  • Thanks Alex.... I'll take "LG V10 for the win"...
  • Wow...after waiting and waiting for the latest and greatest... it wasn't so great after all. I wonder if that's why the crowd of journalists and guests at the Unoacked event had to be goaded to applaud many times during the presentation. Maybe I'll take a look at the new crApple this time to see what they offer. There must something out there to get the juices flowing, it definitely wasn't the new note oops the Note 7. That's it.....this was really the Note 6, they're releasing the Note 7 next month!
  • Man, I was expecting a OnePlus 3 killer on the spec sheet, but instead I'm left waiting to see what that V20 is gonna be looking like. No 821, no 6GB RAM... Wow... Don't get me wrong, this phone is a worthy upgrade from my LG G4, but competition is stiffer this year, so I'm mulling over this harder than I expected to be a month ago...
  • Why is everyone losing their minds over the similarity to the S7 (so asks an iPhone 6s Plus user who just ordered two Note 7's)? Especially the battery - there needs to be room for the S-Pen and the difference is a mere 2.86%. As an original (2007) owner who hasn't touch a non-iPhone since then, the GN7 (and even the S7) are stunning devices with a punch they 6s Plus (or upcoming 6se Plus) don't touch.
  • While I love my Nexus 6P, I am going to envy certain features on the Samsung Note 7:
    * Samsung camera with OIS
    * IP68 water-resistance
    * Samsung Pay
    * Iris Scanner??? (I'm not sure about this one, yet)
    I will stick with my 6P for the sake of Project Fi, if nothing else, but once again Samsung will have the best phone on the market.
  • This does look like a decent phone. If the ol' Nexus 6 dies, the Note 7 will be on the short list for me. Especially so, if the next Nexus lacks a phablet option. I just can't go back to a small phone.
  • Does the Note 7 have adaptable storage?
  • You Have got to be kidding me. Really? Still at a 5.7 like the note 3. So essentially the same carcass of the note 3. Just different guts. You know I am glad I left Samsung long time ago. No innovative thinking, no different concepts behind any new phones. are they just saying" AHHH what the hell lets just put newer guts inside the same old size of phone we have been using for years. Give the consumers some oooo's and ahhhhh's and they will bite. Not me. Come up with a NEW concept of a phablet then I will bite. Take a camero for instance. You pull the motor and rebuild it for racing. Different tires and some shiny rims. Different paint. And people will take the bait. But one thing people over look. It is still the same car. Just upgraded. And Dillion you are most certainly correct when you state You can not go back to a small phone. I can not either. Make a Phablet size phone. A 6 inch. Then I will look at it a little more closely. .
  • Looking to try something different. BlackBerry Priv has similar specs, price just reduced. Runs Android with no extra Samsung stuff. 18 mp camera. Best virtual keyboard, Hub, calendar, contacts, password keeer... all for a great price. Don Mc
  • That SD808 on the Priv is crap compared to SD820 on the Note 7. Camera as well. Agreed about the software.
  • I do like and appreciate Samsung for their reliable services, the rapid upgrades of the devices' structures and more... How I wish I like to have Samsung device of these days.
  • I wish I had money to buy this :(
  • Not too shabby but was expecting more RAM by this time around