Samsung Galaxy Note 7 launched in India
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 launched in IndiaTwitter/Samsung Mobile India

Samsung launched its 2016 flagship Galaxy Note 7 on Aug. 2 and it has officially released the handset in the world's second largest smartphone market in India. The company had sent out invites asking the media to "join us as we unveil the Next Big Galaxy and see what it can do for you."

At the launch event in India, the company explained all the new features of the new Galaxy Note 7 and introduced Gear Fit2 and GearIconX fitness accessories. But the main highlight of the event was the Galaxy Note 7 in its full glory, showing off the waterproof capabilities and Iris scanning technology.

Samsung highlighted the 7 innovations that embrace the Galaxy Note 7. It is the all-new design, advanced S-Pen, upgraded security, entertainment powerhouse, best camera, unparallelled performance and finally a "galaxy of possibility". Since the specifications of the device were no secret to its fans, the company made sure it gave something bigger at Thursday's event – the price.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will cost Rs. 59,900 in India and it will be available in gold platinum, silver titanium and black onyx colour variants starting Sept. 2. The company is accepting pre-orders for the phone on its official website.

Considering the smartphone's specs, it is clearly one of the most advanced handsets in the market with optimum performance. Below are some highlights from the Galaxy Note 7 launch event in India.

Key specifications of Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Display: 5.7-inch QHD Super Amoled dual-edge display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Main camera: 12MP sensor with Dual Pixel technology, PDAF, OIS, f/1.7 aperture, dual flash
Front camera: 5MP sensor with f/1.7 aperture
Processor: Samsung Exynos 8890 octa-core CPU
Storage: 64GB, expandable up to 256GB
Battery: 3500mAh with fast charging on wired and wireless and WPC and PMA compatible
Software: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Connectivity: 4G LTE, USB Type-C, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Add-ons: Dual (hybrid) SIM, IP68 certified, Iris scanner, fingerprint scanner, S-Pen, Air Command, Knox Security, Samsung Pay, Reliance Jio Preview Offer and GearVR support