Samsung Electronics South Africa has launched the Galaxy Note 7.

Going directly from 5 to 7 the new Galaxy Note 7 is the latest and most advanced of the iconic Note series. Samsung has built on the company’s category-defining leadership in phablets with innovative features that set new standards for large-screen devices.

“The Galaxy Note7 combines productivity and entertainment, with strong security features. The device strikes a balance between work and play, enabling people to achieve more than what they thought possible on a smartphone. Powering a robust ecosystem, it is the ideal device for those who want to achieve more in life,” says Craige Fleischer, Director of Integrated Mobility at Samsung Electronics South Africa.

With refined craftsmanship, premium materials and a unique, symmetrical edge design, the Galaxy Note7 features:

  • Top-of-the-line security that combines Samsung Knox with biometric authentication including a new iris scanning feature;
  • Water resistant body and S Pen (IP68); and
  • Immersive entertainment features with HDR video streaming capabilities.

Advanced Security:

The Galaxy Note7 includes Samsung Knox, an industry-leading security platform, with heightened security and privacy. Two highly advanced biometric authentication methods are standard, including a fingerprint scanner and iris scanning technology. The Galaxy Note7 offers more authentication options that can be used interchangeably depending on how people use their phones, no matter where they are or what they are doing.

The Galaxy Note7 includes Secure Folder, a separate folder that adds an extra layer of authentication to keep private and personal information safe.

Galaxy Note7 S Pen:

The enhanced 7th generation S Pen is better than ever and allows users to take notes without unlocking the screen by using Screen off memo and simply pinning the memo to the Always On Display. The S Pen gives users the ability to create easily. Access the best of the S Pen’s creative talents with Samsung Notes, a new unified app allowing users to make handwritten notes, draw, or edit memos from one location.

The new S Pen writes with ease and precision. The smaller 0.7mm tip and improved pressure sensitivity provide a real pen-like feeling. With the peace of mind that IP68 water resistant provides, the Galaxy Note7 S Pen lets users write down their thoughts without interruption, even when the screen gets wet.

Best-in-Class Entertainment :

The Galaxy Note7 features a curved 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display. It is ready to stream HDR video, enabling a cinema-like environment including brighter colours and a deeper black, which ensure users get the full perspective that the filmmaker intended. Also, the Galaxy Note7 features a unique Game Pack, available through Google Play, which includes top game titles.

Creating Connected Experiences:

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 (3840×1920) Gear 360 camera, to capture, edit and share 360-degree images and videos on the go. These memories can then be shared via platforms including YouTube 360 and Facebook and can be relived with the ultra-immersive Gear VR. By pairing the Galaxy Note7 with the new Gear VR-powered by Oculus, users can explore premium virtual reality almost anywhere.

“With the Galaxy Note7, Samsung continues to defy boundaries of engineering to perfect the user experience through innovative design and technology. We are extremely excited about bringing the Iris scanner security technology to the mass consumer market through the Note7. This is an example of Samsung pushing the frontier of what’s possible. The Galaxy Note7 is more than just a smartphone; it is a connection point to Samsung’s ecosystem of devices, software, and services,” concludes Fleischer.

The Galaxy Note7 will be available locally from mid September.  

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