Samsung officially announces Galaxy Note 7

Samsung officially announces Galaxy Note 7

Bigwig South Korean smartphone manufacturer Samsung has officially unveiled the latest addition to its Note line of flagship handsets which are equipped with a stylus and are largely aimed at power users.

The latest Note is called the Galaxy Note 7. It is the successor to the 2015 launched Galaxy Note 5; and indicates that Samsung has given Note 6 a miss. The newly-announced Note 7 is an impressive handset, amalgamating the most noteworthy features of Note 5 and the design and waterproofing of Galaxy S7 Edge handset released earlier this year.

In officially announcing the new Galaxy Note 7 handset, Samsung said that the handset, with a 5.5-inch screen, will be available for purchase from all the four leading US wireless carriers – AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile – with effect from August 19. The preorders for the handset opened on August 3.

Samsung also said that it plans to offer an unlocked version of the Galaxy Note 7 in the US at a later date.

The Galaxy Note 7 will be available in the US in three color options -- Black, Silver, and Blue Coral -- with its pricing to commensurate with that of previous Note handsets, but higher than that of Galaxy S7 Edge which costs approximately $800.

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