#Unpacked Recap: The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Has Arrived

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was unveiled today at Samsung’s Unpacked event in New York City and #TeamIncipio was on hand for the announcement. Mobile chief, D.J Koh, kicked off the annual event discussing the inspiration for their newest device, including “listening to user feedback” and “taking inspiration from the S7 edge features like the curved edges”. While the Note 7 has similar tech specs to the S7 edge, the Galaxy Note 7 stands out with never before seen features, including USB-C charging, a first for any Samsung device.


The front and back of the Note 7 (seen in the new color-way, Blue Coral) 

Added Security

What’s more secure than a fingerprint to unlock your device? Your eyes. With the help of an infrared camera, the Note 7 has an iris scanner which allows you to unlock your phone with your eyes. Along with simply unlocking your device, users will also be able to lock photos, notes and other content in a separate and secure folder away from the rest of the phone’s data.

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Iris Scanner Technology 

Better Camera, Better Battery

Taking a cue from the S7 and S7 edge, the Note 7 features the same stunning camera. The 12-megapixel camera allows in better light for higher quality images in low light settings. To put this in comparison to other smartphones, the Note 7 can capture up to 30% more pixels in lowlight settings compared to the iPhone 6s Plus. Along with camera improvements, the Note 7 has improved its battery life to 3,500mAh and supports fast charging & wireless charging.


Updated Camera being introduced 

Updated S Pen

A integral feature of Note devices is the S Pen. Samsung made many upgrades to it this yea, adding an IP68 water-resistant rating (the same as the device’s), a finer point and improved pressure sensitivity two-times fine than previous S Pens. Justin Denison, the senior vice president of Samsung’s product strategy, emphasized that the S Pen is included with device purchase and requires no charging.

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 The Note 7 and S Pen unveiled at the event 

Samsung’s newest device will be available for purchase on August 19th, with pre-orders beginning tomorrow on August 3rd.

Get early access to Incipio’s Case Collections for Samsung Note 7 here.