It’s here, folks – the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is now on sale. Sort of. Here’s the catch…
The Note 7 has launched today, but only in 10 select countries: USA, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, and South Korea. However, there has been talk of delays in the US and Canada for customers who pre-ordered the Silver or Blue Coral colour options.
If you’re in the UK or Europe, you’ll have to wait until September 2. Unless you live in Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, or Ukraine, in which case you’ll have to wait even longer thanks to a delayed release date. Sigh.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was unveiled on August 2, 2016, at a dedicated Galaxy Unpacked event in New York. Despite its curious name, it’s actually the successor to last year’s Galaxy Note 5, and lands as Samsung’s flagship phablet for the next 12 months.
The phone features a sizeable 5.7-inch curved AMOLED screen with a display resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. It boasts 64GB of storage, plus a microSD slot that supports cards up to 256GB. Other features include an S-Pen stylus, a waterproof chassis, and an iris scanner, as well as a USB-C port.
Providing computing heft is Samsung’s own custom-built Exynos 8890 oct-core system-on-a-chip – internationally, anyway. If you’re in the US, Canada, or China, the Note 7 is powered by a Snapdragon 820, built by US chipmaker Qualcomm. The device ships with 4GB of RAM in all regions, except for China where there’s a 6GB option available.
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