For the past two months, Samsung had a harrowing time with intense media scrutiny over the Galaxy Note 7 explosion fiasco. Now, Samsung seems to be ready to relaunch the flagship phablet with safe battery.
On October 3, the company announced that the new Galaxy Note 7 has been made available in Samsung's home market South Korea and will soon be made available for purchase across the globe in coming weeks.
Samsung, in a bid to build awareness among fans, has opened exclusive experience zones in Seoul and other cities of South Korea. As per the company, fans have shown immense interest in Galaxy Note7 and are flocking to the stores to check out the device's key features - iris scanner, the new S Pen features, such as S Translator, and the camera capabilities.
"Many existing Galaxy Note 7 users have already visited and exchanged their phones for a new Galaxy Note 7 or other Galaxy device, and more and more people are inquiring about purchasing the Galaxy Note 7," Junghyun Kim, Manager of the Seoul-based Samsung D'light shop, said in a statement.
So far, Samsung has sold over a million Galaxy Note 7 units with a safe battery. To help users easily understand if their new Galaxy Note 7 is safe to use, Samsung has introduced a green battery icon that has been included in three specific software changes.
When will Galaxy Note7 coming to India?
As every Samsung fan would know, the company was scheduled to release the Galaxy Note 7 on September 2, but due to the defective battery issue, the launch was deferred indefinitely.
Now, we have come to learn that the marquee phablet will hit stores just before the Diwali season, around the third week of October.
Key specifications of Samsung Galaxy Note7:
|Model||Samsung Galaxy Note7|
|Display||5.7-inch QHD(2K)-based dual-edge curved screen with 2560x1440p resolution, Always-On feature and come with Corning's Gorilla Glass 5 series protections
|OS||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow|
|RAM||4GB RAM (LPDDR4)|
|Storage||64GB (UFS 2.0), expandable up to 256GB|
|Battery||3,500mAh (Fast Charging on wired and wireless)
Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA
|Network||LTE Cat.12 / LTE Cat.10 / LTE Cat.9 (depends on the region of sale)|
|S-Pen features||S Memo, GIF animations with Smart Select, Air Command functions, Magnify, Translate, Samsung Notes, a new unified app allowing users to jot down handwritten notes, draw, or edit memos from one location.|
|Add-ons||Iris scanner, fingerprint sensor, IP68 water-and-dust resistant certifications, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), MIMO(2x2) 620Mbps, Bluetooth v 4.2 LE, ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC (Near Field Communication), location-based -GPS, Glonass, Beidou|
|Additional Sensors||Barometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, HR Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor|
|Dimensions||153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9mm|
|Colours||Blue Coral, Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium and Black Onyx|