Samsung Galaxy Note 7 launches on Aug. 19 with 5.7-inch display, Snapdragon 820, and more

Samsung is packing a lot under the hood of the Galaxy Note 7, which includes a 5.7-inch display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, and more.

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Samsung has announced its Galaxy Note 7 at a special event today in New York City. Fans of the curved-screen of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge will feel right at home with the Note 7 as its resemblance to the mobile device is uncanny.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has a curved 5.7-inch display, just like the S7 Edge, a 12MP main camera, 64GB of internal storage and support for expandable storage, and is the first in the Note family to feature a water-resistant coating. It also features a 3500mAh battery and a USB-C port, although an adapter will be available that supports previous USB cables.

The Galaxy Note 7 will feature an Iris Scanner as a new security measure, and a new water- and dust-resistant S Pen that offers a more precise input as its pen tip measures in at 0.7 mm thick. The S Pen is also more intelligent than previous iterations as it can now be used to translate text, set reminders on top of the always-on display, and GIF support that can be used to highlight a few seconds of any video on screen.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will launch on August 19 in the U.S. with pre-orders starting on August 3. Those who purchase the phone in the U.S. will be able to pick a bonus gift: either the Gear Fit 2 or a 256GB microSD card. The Note 7 will be available in Black, Silver, Gold and Blue when it launches.

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