Samsung Unveils the New Galaxy Note7: The Smartphone That Thinks Big

With advanced S Pen capabilities and innovative new features for work
and play, the Galaxy Note7 helps people do more

Galaxy Note7 goes on sale in the United States on August 19;
preorders begin August 3 with exclusive offer for a free Gear Fit2 or
256GB microSD

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. continues to drive innovation in
the smartphone market with the Galaxy Note7 by building on the company’s
category-defining leadership with advanced features. From refined
craftsmanship, premium materials to a unique, symmetric edge design, the
Galaxy Note7 continues to set a new standard for large-screen
smartphones. The Galaxy Note7 is highly water resistant (IP68)1
and provides top-of-the-line security options, combining Samsung Knox
with biometric authentication including iris scanning, as well as
immersive entertainment features. Galaxy Note7 strikes a balance between
work and play, enabling people to do more than what they thought
possible on a smartphone.

“The Galaxy Note7 combines productivity, entertainment with 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 now moves
faster than ever, so we created the Galaxy Note7 to help users get
things done more easily wherever, whenever.”

Galaxy Note7 S Pen: Quickly and Easily Bring Ideas to Life

The enhanced Galaxy Note7 S Pen is more than just a writing tool – it is
the gateway to getting more done efficiently and accurately. Users can
bring ideas to life the moment inspiration strikes, without unlocking
the screen, by using Screen off Memo and simply pinning the memo to the
Always On Display. The S Pen also gives users the ability to easily
create and share GIF animations with Smart Select. In addition, the new
Air Command functions, including Magnify and Translate, enable users to
zoom in on the screen or convert languages with a simple hover of the S
Pen. It is even easier to access the best of the S Pen’s creative
abilities with Samsung Notes, the unified app allowing users to jot down
handwritten notes, draw, or edit memos from one location.

The new S Pen writes with ease and precision. The new, improved pressure
sensitivity and smaller 0.7mm tip provides a ballpoint pen-like

Advanced Security: Now in the Blink of an Eye

Samsung understands the importance of keeping content on users’ phones
protected. Coupled with Samsung Knox, a defense-grade security platform,
Galaxy Note7 provides heightened security and privacy options, with
highly advanced biometric authentication, including fingerprint scanner
and iris scanning technology, new to the Note series. The Galaxy Note7
offers more authentication options that can be used interchangeably
depending on how people use their phones, wherever they are, or whatever
they are doing.

The Galaxy Note7 instills a new level of user confidence with Secure
Folder – a separate folder on the phone that has an extra layer of
authentication to keep private and personal information safe. In the
future, the iris recognition technology will be used to authenticate
secure purchases that are made with Samsung Pay. The Galaxy Note7 will
support Samsung Pass at a later date, bringing authentication such as
iris scanning and fingerprint recognition to apps and services.

Best-in-Class Entertainment

The phone is one of the most important screens in a user’s life because
it’s with them all the time. The Galaxy Note7 features a gorgeous,
curved QHD Super AMOLED screen delivering a bold and immersive picture.
It is ready to stream HDR video, enabling a cinema-like experience
including super bright colors and incredibly deep black, which ensures
users get the full experience that the filmmaker intended.

By pairing the Galaxy Note7 with the new Gear VR powered by Oculus,
users can experience premium virtual reality, anywhere. The incredible
Super AMOLED screen and powerful processor on the Galaxy Note7 delivers
an ultra-immersive experience. With a new look and a vast, ever-growing
library of apps, photos, games and more, Gear VR puts users in the
center of the action. Whether it’s next level gaming or journeying to
places you’ve never been before, there’s always something new to

For people who live to create, tell stories and transport people to
entirely new worlds, the Galaxy Note7 can be used with the new
high-resolution (3840 x 1920) Gear 360 camera to capture, edit and share
360-degree images and videos on the go. These memories can then be
shared with friends via platforms including YouTube 360, Facebook or
Samsung VR, the company’s premium virtual reality service, and can be
relived with the ultra-immersive Gear VR.

Galaxy Foundation with Refined Craftsmanship

With Galaxy Note7, Samsung continues to defy boundaries of engineering
to deliver a more ergonomic and intuitive user experience through
innovative design. Every edge, surface and detail of the design has been
refined to provide a comfortable grip, easier one-handed operation, and
durability with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5. Although the Galaxy Note7
features a large screen, the unique front-to-back symmetrical dual-edge
curve remains balanced and light with the sleek feel users have come to
love from the Galaxy series. The powerful Edge Panel provides one-tap
access to applications, news and functions.

The Galaxy Note7 is equipped with the advanced camera that was
introduced on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. The dual-pixel sensor
technology, wide aperture and fast autofocus work together to create
sharp and beautiful photos even in low-light environments.

In addition to 64GB of internal memory, the Galaxy Note7 also offers
expandable storage and microSD support up to 256GB2. The
Galaxy Note7 is equipped with a 3,500 mAh battery and charges quickly
using the new USB-C port. Recharge the Galaxy Note7 practically anywhere
wireless charging is available.

A new line of accessories will be available to complement the Galaxy
Note7, including the new S-View Standing Cover, a light and portable
cover that can be used to prop the device at a 60-degree angle for easy
viewing of content, as well as an IP68 water resistant battery backpack
accessory for on-the-go charging.

Creating a Phone+ Ecosystem and a Galaxy of Possibility

The Galaxy Note7 is more than just a smartphone; it’s the center of
Samsung’s mobile ecosystem that unlocks a portfolio of devices, software
and services. Users can monitor their fitness activities on the Gear
Fit2 or Gear IconX then track their data through the new S Health 5.03.
In addition to robust fitness tracking and measurement, the new S Health
enables users to stay connected to family and friends by sharing fitness
updates or competing in friendly challenges.

With the Galaxy Note7, people have access to value-added Samsung
services. Samsung Pay is a mobile payment system that can turn your
phone into your digital wallet, allowing you to make purchases almost
anywhere you can swipe or tap your card4. By supporting more
than 300 bank and credit unions, gift cards, and loyalty and membership
cards, users have the convenience of making quick and secure payments
from their phone. Samsung+ is the one-stop support destination
empowering people to get the most from owning their Samsung products.
With Samsung+, users are always just a tap away from personalized, live
expert support, a vast library of tips and tricks and self-support tools
to keep your device running like the day it was purchased.

U.S. Availability

In the U.S., the Galaxy Note7 will be available in Blue Coral, Silver
Titanium and Black Onyx. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and
Verizon Wireless will carry the Galaxy Note7 in stores beginning August
19, with pre-orders starting on August 3, 2016.

The Galaxy Note7 will also be available at Samsung Experience Shops at
Best Buy, as well as,, Car Toys, Sam’s Club,
Target and select Walmart stores.

Also, for a limited time, consumers who buy the Galaxy Note7 or Galaxy
S7 edge can get a free Gear Fit2 or a Samsung 256GB memory card to
enhance their device. Consumers can also get $20 in rewards when they
make their first qualifying purchase with Samsung Pay. These promotions
will last for a limited time only, while supplies last. Terms and
conditions apply. Visit
for more information.

Gear VR will be available beginning August 19, with pre-orders starting
on August 3, 2016 through select channels.

Gear 360 will be available online beginning August 19.

For additional product information, please visit or

Samsung Galaxy Note7 Product Specifications*

            Galaxy Note7
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




            Gear VR for Galaxy Note7
Dimension           207.8(W) x 122.5(L) x 98.6(H)mm
Weight           345g (312g without Front Cover)

*Field of View

          101° Field of View

Accelerometor, Gyrometer, Proximity

Color           Blue Black
Compatibility           Galaxy Note7, S7, S7 edge, Note5, S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+ (USB Type-C
and Micro USB connectors). USB-C pass through power and data support.

1Dust and water resistant based on IP68 rating,
which tests submersion up to 5 feet for up to 30 minutes.

2MicroSD card sold separately.

3The information gathered from these devices or
their related software is not intended for use in the diagnosis of
disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment or
prevention of disease. The accuracy of the information and data provided
by this device and its related software, including heart rate readings,
may be affected by factors such as environmental conditions, skin
condition, specific activity performed while wearing the device,
settings of the device, user configuration/user provided information,
placement of the sensor on the wrist, and other end-user interactions.

4Samsung Pay is compatible with select cards,
Samsung devices, and leading wireless providers. Visit
to learn more. Some card reader terminals may require software updates
to be compatible with Samsung Pay.

*All functionality, features, specifications and
other product information provided in this document including, but not
limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance,
availability and capabilities of the product are subject to change
without notice or obligation.

Galaxy Note7, Gear VR, Gear 360 and all other products and
accessories sold separately.

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