Since the Note 7 pre-order has been so successful, it's going to be interesting to see how many units will be available for each carrier. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 carries a hefty price for a smartphone and personally, I see no reason that justifies the price.
What to expect from the Canadian variant of the Note 7 beside the crazy price point of $1000+?
|OS:||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow (will be upgraded to Android 7.0)|
|CPU:||Quad-core 64-bit (2.15GHz dual + 1.6GHz dual) Qualcomm Snapdragon 820|
|Display:||5.7-inch Dual-edge Super AMOLED display 2560 x 1440 resolution, 518ppi with curved-edge Gorilla Glass 5|
|Internal storage:||64GB internal storage, MicroSD expandable up to 256GB|
|Rear-facing camera:||12-megapixel f/1.7 camera with OIS (optical image stabilisation), shoots 4K videos|
|Front-facing camera:||5-megapixel front-facing camera|
|Ports:||USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio jack|
|Resistance:||Water and dust proof (IP68 certification)|
|Sensors:||Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, HR Sensor, Iris Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor|
|Battery:||3,500 mAh, fast charging, WPC and PMA wireless charging|
|Connectivity:||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), MIMO (2×2) 620Mbps, NFC, Bluetooth v 4.2 LE, ANT+|
All right we got rid of the specs right away, what else can we look forward to with the Note 7? What is Samsung packing in this device? What features are we going to be blown away with?
Let's first talk about the Mobile HDR as Samsung would put it with a 518ppi for the display. Definitely sounds intriguing but what else? While most users won't see much of a difference, the difference is going to be seen when you launch a supported app that kicks into an enhanced mode and you'll see the content get highly animated. Such app like Netflix would definitely be one of them.
Here's something else that caught everyone attention; The biometric iris scan to unlock the device! Many are pointing out that it's more of a gimmick than anything else which leads me to fall back on the extremely fast fingerprint scanner, which many are going to like.
Looking at the UI on the Note 7, I'm left slightly impressed, I never was a fan of it and anyone who knows me is aware of that, I've been skeptical at first, but I'm liking what I'm seeing and it appears to be working really well from menu to menu and accessing all the nifty settings. TouchWiz has come along since the early days of the S2.
I want to take a stroll with the S Pen, I can definitely say without a doubt that this isn't going to be something I'd ever used, I've had previous notes and I've never used the pen once for any purpose. I'm sure this will continue to be true. The pen does offer some interesting features. The animated 15 seconds GIF you can create using the S Pen is pretty cool and intuitive. You could easily pop it out, draft something and send it in a message to a friend and look cool doing it too.
An aspect that was interesting is dragging the S Pen on top of some words in whatever language and have it translate into yours was nifty, albeit, I didn't play long enough with it before moving to something.
I tried my hand at some screen colouring and design with the S Pen and I was pretty impressed at how I could get some of the ink in the draft and the pressure I could muster from a light press to a heavy press.
Having had less than an hour to sample the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 this is all I have to offer for now!
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