It’s been a big day for Samsung smartphone fans as the company has finally unveiled its flagship Galaxy Note7 device in a dedicated event earlier today. For virtual reality fans there was good news also, with a new Gear VR being revealed, although its changes weren’t as big as an improvement as those of the Galaxy Note7.
VR is moving at a rapid pace and its the mobile market that’s driving it, so the Note7 needs to have the performance to keep up and the release of the full specification list shows the device is no slouch.
In terms of new features the Galaxy Note7 includes a water resistant body and S Pen up to IP68, improved security that combines Samsung Knox with biometric authentication with a new iris scanner, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 64GB of internal memory which is expandable up to 256GB and loads more.
To aid the immersion on the new Gear VR, the smartphone has a 5.7″ Quad HD Super AMOLED display, powered by a Quad Core (2.15GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Dual) processor that should allow developers to create bigger and better experiences.
“The Galaxy Note7 combines productivity and entertainment, and strong security features. Powering a robust ecosystem, it is the ideal device for those who want to achieve more in life,” said DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “Life moves faster than ever now so we created the Galaxy Note7 to move with users – helping them get things done more easily wherever, whenever.”
The full spec list for Galaxy Note7 can be seen below, and for all the latest VR news from Samsung, keep Reading VRFocus.
OS: Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Network: LTE Cat.12 / LTE Cat.10 / LTE Cat.9 * May differ by mobile operators*
Dimension: 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9mm, 169g
AP: Quad Core (2.15GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Dual), 64 bit, 14 nm process
Memory: 4GB RAM (LPDDR4) , 64GB (UFS 2.0)
Display: 5.7″ Quad HD Dual edge Super AMOLED 2560 x 1440 (518ppi)
Camera: Rear: Dual Pixel 12MP OIS (F1.7) , Front 5MP (F1.7)
Battery: 3,500mAh, Fast Charging (wired and wireless) Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA
Payment: NFC, MST
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), MU-MIMO(2×2) 620Mbps, Bluetooth v 4.2 LE, ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Glonass, Beidou)
Sensors: Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, HR Sensor, Iris Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor
Audio: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
Video: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM