Why Everyone Should Make Plans To Own the Samsung Galaxy Note 7

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The newest of the Galaxy note series is one week away to an official launch and the rumoured specs that Samsung has incorporated in the device are to die for. If you know the thrill of owning a device that has the latest technology and provides great satisfaction with exclusive features that other gadgets do not possess, then the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will intrigue you.

With the official release date set for 2nd August, 2016, Samsung has made the Galaxy Note 7 the perfect update to its predecessor the Galaxy Note 5. Why not name this new upgrade Note 6 for continuity of the series you wonder? Samsung released its S7 series last year and a Note 7 will be a better marketing name than the former. According to this release by Samsung, “…the Galaxy Note 7 will minimize confusion about the latest mobile technology from Samsung…” So you see; it’s all about marketing. It’s almost like the case with Xbox; the series naming is beyond any normal comprehension but it has worked well for the company. With every new device release, how marketing of the product is done is a great factor towards maximizing sales and hence Note 7.

Back to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, consumers consider upgrading to a better version of their phones if the anticipated new device has better features that cannot be ignored, and that is exactly what the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 promises to offer. From an added S Pen functionality, water resistant feature like the one in the Samsung Galaxy S7 series, an Always On display, to an iris scanner, the Galaxy Note 7 promises a smartphone satisfaction that no phablet has had before. To help you make an informed decision about the Note 7 (and I really hope this convinces you to hop on-board the Note 7 wagon), below are the specs expected to feature in the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Specs Explored

According to a series of leaks on the internet about the Note 7, here are the specs to expect in this new powerful device. Samsung is yet to officially release details about the new Note series.

Iris Scanner: I start with iris scanner because this is the latest most impressive feature in any smartphone device ever. Forget the fingerprint scanner to access your device, if recent leaks are to be believed the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will feature an iris scanner as a log in option. The Note 7 will require users to hold the device at 25 to 30 centimetres away from their eyes to register their iris details.

Design: Leaked information of the Galaxy Note 7 show the device featuring a curved screen like the one on the Galaxy S edge series, a USB – C port and will feature IP68 certification (waterproof up to 30 minutes and dust proof). You can also expect the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to be available in black, silver and blue colours and borrow much from the S7 series, especially the strong metal frame.

Screen: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is expected to feature a 5.7 or .8 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display. It is also expected that there will be an Always On display like the one in the Galaxy S7.

Processor:  Exynos 8890 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 823 are what is rumoured for the new Note 7 and this can be expected as that is what Samsung did with its Galaxy S7 variants. Galaxy Note 7 is also expected to feature 6GB RAM, which should be an exciting detail for most consumers as it increases performance to great heights. This however, is  yet to be confirmed or hold any grounds thereof so all that we can do is wait out the one week and see.

Storage: When it comes to storage, there is good news for users as the new Galaxy Note 7 is expected to have a microSD support. Most people have previously complained about not having enough storage and Samsung Galaxy Note 7 seems to have picked up on this trend and is offering 64GB of storage plus a microSD support. The MicroSD support did well with the release of the Galaxy S7 and it is hoped to impress more in the Note 7. When it comes to RAM, the Note 7 is expected to feature 6 GB of RAM.

Battery: Leaks throughout the month has predicted Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to feature 4000mAh battery but recent reports regarding the newest Note points towards a 3500mAh battery. Samsung Galaxy Note 5 currently has a 3000mAh battery, so 3500mAh does appear to be an acceptable upgrade. We can only wait to confirm in surety so keep it here for an update.

Camera: The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is said to feature a 12Mp camera like the S7 series, with 5Mp front camera for the selfie generation. In a time where Techno is providing 13Mp front camera at a much lower price than any Samsung high-end smartphone, I am not sure this is a selling point for the Galaxy Note 7. It is rumoured that the new Note will feature dual lens cameras like the ones expected in the iPhone 7 in September.

Added features making Samsung Galaxy Note 7 the Perfect Phablet

The best part about a new upgrade is usually the new added features that convince owners of a predecessor device or new users to acquire the new gadget. With this in mind, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is not short of new features that are bound to be appealing to both new and old users. The Galaxy Note series is famous for the S Pen feature and it is only obvious that users will expect an S-Pen Stylus like the one in Note 5, allowing you to use it even when the screen is off, and even better.

Most recent leaks show that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will have an iris scanner, which is a more profound upgrade to the fingerprint scanner popular in other Samsung phones series and iPhone series. The iris scanner is said to only work whenever the user is not wearing any contact lenses or glasses, when light conditions are favourable or when you do not have eye bags restricting quality and when users are willing to hold their phones at 25 or 30 centimetres from their face.

So, what is it going to be for you? The Note series of the Samsung smartphones provides more realistic features than does any entry ever. If you love the thrill of an updated gadget, then the Note series is everything users look out for in a powerful smartphone. The Note series combines power and experience in everything you do, providing a smartphone power that is otherwise non-existent in other new releases. Whether it is in your daily work, personal schedules, fitness, and personal self-growth, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 promises an experience that no one can forfeit. It is the one phablet you need, and no matter the price, there is no cheaper match to the experience.

According to reports by PC advisor the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is expected to price from Ksh 79,684 and with the current economy and without any more confirmed details from Samsung, you can expect this amount to be higher in Kenya. The Galaxy Note 5 has been in sale in Kenya between 72,000 and 85,000 so far.

So, are you going to be buying the newest Galaxy Note? Let us know and reasons why.

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Selipha Kihagi
Selipha is a writer living in Nairobi, Kenya. On typical days you will find her typing away at her computer, while on best days she is caring for someone other than herself. She writes about any topic that sparks her interest and hopes to inspire change one word at a time.
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