In an interesting development, Samsung, which is yet to officially commence the roll-out of the new Galaxy Note7 in global markets, is planning to release more advanced versions of the flagship phablet in select regions later this month.
Chinese arm of Samsung has officially announced to launch the Galaxy Note7 with 128GB storage and 6GB RAM on Aug. 26. The company will commence the pre-order service on the very same day.
Except the increase in RAM and storage capacity, rest of the hardware is said to remain the same. The original model comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB memory with option to expand up to 256GB via microSD card.
Other stipulated features of Galaxy Note7 include 5.7-inch Quad-HD (2560x1440p) super AMOLED display (protected by Corning's latest Gorilla Glass 5 shield), Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core/Exynos 8890 octa-core (depending on the region of sale), 4GB RAM, 64GB inbuilt storage, dual-pixel 12MP camera, 5MP front camera and a 3,500mAh battery.
In addition to fingerprint sensor on the home button, the Galaxy Note7 also boasts ocular-based state-of-art iris recognition biometric technology, which can also be utilised for secured online purchases.
The new model is said to cost ¥6088 (around $918/€811/Rs. 61,380) in China, reported Phone Arena citing a company insider.
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|
|Processor||Model 1: 14nm based 64-bit class Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPUModel 2: 14nm based 64-bit class Samsung Exynos 8890 series Octa-core CPU|
|Storage||64GB/128GB (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|