Samsung unveils the new Galaxy Note 7 phablet, and its features might...

Samsung unveils the new Galaxy Note 7 phablet, and its features might surprise you

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Five years after the release of the original Galaxy Note phablet, Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 7. The Korean smartphone manufacturer actually skipped Note 6, so that the new phablet would be on par with its popular Galaxy 7 line.

Galaxy Note 7 has a lot to offer to its future buyers. With the same high-end, premium design that made Galaxy S7 Edge extremely popular and lots of high-end features, Samsung’s new release aims to take the phablet market by storm.

Most importantly, Galaxy Note 7 is one of the first smartphones to feature an iris scanner that can read your eyes and let you unlock your phone in mere seconds. In case this biometric option is not comfortable enough for glasses-wearers who would have to remove their glasses in order to trigger the iris scanner, the phone also features a fingerprint scanner under the home button.

Similar to Galaxy S7 Edge, the phablet has a 12-megapixel camera on the back, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, with a microSD card slot for adding more. It also claims to be waterproof, to depths of 1.5m for 30 minutes.

The phablet has a 5.7in quad HD screen, a USB-C port, an integrated S-pen stylus, and it operates on a slightly modified Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software.

The Korean company hopes to promote this new phablet as one of the most secure and easy to use smartphones available, made with premium materials and offering a wide range of high-end features.