Samsung Galaxy Note 7 launched in India at Rs 59,900; features Iris scanner, Gorilla Glass 5 and more

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 hits pre-order in India from 22 August till 30 August and will be available in stores from 2 September.

After the main Galaxy Unpacked event, we now have Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 launch that took place at New Delhi  in India today. Samsung India launched the 64GB version of the smartphone and has priced it at Rs 59,900. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 hits pre-order in India from 22 August till 30 August and will be available in stores from 2 September.

The Korean electronics giant has tied up Jio 4G as well and will be offering unlimited access to voice and data services for 90 days. Alongside, the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung also announced two new accessories, including the Gear IconX Bluetooth wireless earbuds priced at Rs 13,490 and the the new Gear Fit 2 watch priced at Rs 13,990.

Additional packaged goodies also include a new GearVR headset that can be purchased for just Rs 1,990 during the pre-booking period.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Black Onyx front

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 comes with many firsts, both for the Note brand and Android smartphones in general. It packs in a 5.5-inch QHD Super AMOLED display with always-on capability. The display is also the first mobile unit to feature a mobile HDR support. Samsung has also protected the display with Gorilla Glass 5 on both the front and back of the device.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Blue Coral back

Inside, we get an Exynos 8890 chipset along with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage with microSD card support. The camera on the back is a 12MP unit with OIS and PDAF, while the camera on the front is a 5MP unit. The device packs in a 3500mAh battery, which is still smaller than the one on the Galaxy S7 edge, but the Note 7’s software also packs in a brand new battery saver mode.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Silver Titanium front

You do get IP 68 certification for dust and water resistance and you also get a USB Type C port at the bottom, both firsts for Samsung’s Note series. Last but not the least, Samsung has also included the redesigned S Pen that can detect over 4000 levels of pressure.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be available in Coral Blue, Platinum Gold, Silver Titanium and a Onyx Black version and boots to Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Samsung’s refreshed TouchWiz UI above it.

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