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Samsung debuts the Galaxy Note 7 with extra security

Samsung introduced the Galaxy Note 7 today, offering advanced features and added security to the popular family of smartphones. Built with premium materials and offering a symmetric edge design, the Galaxy Note 7 will certainly stand out on store-shelves, and should be a welcomed addition to anyone looking for an upgrade.

The Galaxy Note 7 is water resistant (IP68)1 and offers new security options, combining Samsung Knox with biometric authentication, which also includes iris scanning. “The Galaxy Note7 combines productivity, entertainment with strong security features. Powering a robust ecosystem, it is the ideal device for those who want to achieve more in life,” said DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “Life now moves faster than ever, so we created the Galaxy Note7 to help users get things done more easily wherever, whenever.”

The new phone will also bring with it the enhanced Galaxy Note 7 S Pen. The S Pen gives users the ability to easily create and share GIF animations with Smart Select, and the new Air Command functions offer Magnify and Translate capabilities. Users can zoom in on the screen or convert languages with a simple hover of the S Pen as well. It is even easier to access the best of the S Pen’s creative abilities with Samsung Notes, the unified app allowing users to jot down handwritten notes, draw, or edit memos from one location.

The new S Pen writes with ease and precision. The new, improved pressure sensitivity and smaller 0.7mm tip provides a ballpoint pen-like experience.

Coupled with Samsung Knox, the Galaxy Note 7 provides heightened security and privacy options, with highly advanced biometric authentication, including fingerprint scanner and iris scanning technology. The Galaxy Note 7 offers more authentication options that can be used interchangeably depending on how people use their phones, wherever they are, or whatever they are doing.

The Galaxy Note 7 will also offer the Secure Folder – a separate folder on the phone that has an extra layer of authentication to keep private and personal information safe. In the future, the iris recognition technology will be used to authenticate secure purchases that are made with Samsung Pay. The Galaxy Note 7 will support Samsung Pass at a later date, bringing authentication such as iris scanning and fingerprint recognition to apps and services.

Outside of the security and into the entertainment features of the Galaxy Note 7, users will find a curved QHD Super AMOLED screen ready to stream with HDR video. Pairing the Galaxy Note 7 with the new Gear VR powered by Oculus, users can experience premium virtual reality, anywhere.

The Galaxy Note 7 can be used with the new high-resolution (3840 x 1920) Gear 360 camera to capture, edit and share 360-degree images and videos on the go. These memories can then be shared with friends via platforms including YouTube 360, Facebook or Samsung VR, the company’s premium virtual reality service, and can be relived with the ultra-immersive Gear VR.

The phone will be protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and the Galaxy Note 7 is equipped with the advanced camera that was introduced on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. The dual-pixel sensor technology, wide aperture and fast autofocus work together to create sharp and beautiful photos even in low-light environments.

In addition to 64GB of internal memory, the Galaxy Note 7 also offers expandable storage and microSD support up to 256GB2. The Galaxy Note 7 is equipped with a 3,500 mAh battery and charges quickly using the new USB-C port. Recharge the Galaxy Note 7 practically anywhere wireless charging is available.

In the U.S., the Galaxy Note 7 will be available in Blue Coral, Silver Titanium and Black Onyx. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon Wireless will carry the Galaxy Note 7 in stores beginning August 19, with pre-orders starting on August 3, 2016.