Samsung unveils the Galaxy Note7, to launch in PH on August 20

Victor Barreiro Jr.
Samsung unveils the Galaxy Note7, to launch in PH on August 20
(UPDATED) The Galaxy Note7 is set at a P39,990 price point and comes to the Philippines in Onyx Black or Gold Platinum

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED)  – Samsung at its Unpacked 2016 event on Tuesday, August 2, showed off the latest in its Note series of smartphones: The Galaxy Note7.

The newest version of the Galaxy Note sports a 5.7-inch Quad HD Dual Edge Super AMOLED 2560×1440 display. Running on Android 6.0.1, the Galaxy Note7 takes advantage of an Octacore 64-bit processor and 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM.

The Galaxy Note7 also allows 64GB of storage space, and is expandable up to 256GB with the aid of a microSD card.

The Galaxy Note7 also uses a Dual Pixel 12-megapixel rear camera, and a 5 megapixel front camera, both with F1.7 aperture.

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 7. Screen shot from YouTube.

Supporting Near Field Communications (NFC) and Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) payment modes, the Galaxy Note7 is powered by a 3,500 mAh battery. The battery supports fast wired and wireless charging, with wireless charging compatible with WPC and PMA standards.

The Note7 supports USB Type-C connectivity as well, allowing for faster charging and even faster data transfer rates.

Samsung’s new smartphone has a couple of features that also make it stand out. It has a water-resistant body and S Pen, with an IP68 rating.

The device is coupled with Samsung’s security platform, known as Samsung Knox, for biometric authentication.

It also has immersive entertainment capabilities, supporting HDR video streaming, as well as the Samsung Gear VR for Galaxy Note7. Lastly, the device also comes with an iris scanner biometric technology.

A Yugatech report added that Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 will launch in the Philippines on August 20. It has a suggested retail price of P39,990 and comes in Onyx Black or Gold Platinum. Those who pre-order from August 6 to 15 will get a Gear VR for free. – Rappler.com

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Victor Barreiro Jr.

Victor Barreiro Jr is part of Rappler's Central Desk. An avid patron of role-playing games and science fiction and fantasy shows, he also yearns to do good in the world, and hopes his work with Rappler helps to increase the good that's out there.