Samsung has officially announced its latest flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 7, featuring Google’s Android 6 OS. It is the successor to Galaxy Note 5 and was previously leaked few weeks ago. The Galaxy Note 7 features a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. It is powered by Snapdragon 820 processor or an Exynos 8890 processor (depending on region) and 4GB RAM. For multimedia, the Galaxy Note 7 packs a 12 Dual Pixel camera with Optical Image Stabilisation and capable of shooting 4K videos and 5 Mega Pixel front facing camera for video calls and Selfie pictures. The latest flagship Note is the first Samsung smartphone to feature USB Type-C port and Iris Scanner to improve security and productivity.
The Galaxy Note 7 comes pre-installed with Google’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS. For storage, it comes with 64GB built-in memory and micro-SD card slot. In addition to that it comes with a 3500mAh battery with quick charging capability. The Galaxy Note 7 will be available to purchase in four different colors: Black Onyx, Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium and Blue Coral. It will go on sale in selected markets in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more updates.
Update : Samsung Rumored to Delay Galaxy Note 7 Shipments After Reports of Smartphones Catching Fire
According to a new report, Samsung is rumored to announce a global recall of its latest flagship smartphone after reports of batteries catching fire.
Update: Samsung Officially Confirms Global Recall of Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone
Update: Samsung Could Face Second Recall for Galaxy Note 7, reports Bloomberg
According to a new report, Samsung can be forced to recall Galaxy Note 7 for second time. Earlier this week, a Southwest Airlines flight 994 was evacuated because of a smoking Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. According to the owner, Brian Green, it was a replacement device that he has picked up at an AT&T store on September 21st.
Update : Another Galaxy Note 7 Catches Fire, Second Recall Coming Soon
Michael Klering of Nicholasville, Kentucky woke up at 4am on Tuesday and found his bedroom engulfed with smoke because his replacement Galaxy Note 7 exploded while he was asleep. Later that day, Mr Klering went to ER where doctors diagnosed him with acute bronchitis.
“I was vomiting black so it was very scary. It was a lot of black stuff and it didn’t look right.” He said in an interview with WKYT.
Update: Samsung Temporarily Stops the Production of Galaxy Note 7 Smartphones
According to a report from Korean media, Samsung has temporarily stopped the production of its latest flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 7.
“This measure includes a Samsung plant in Vietnam that is responsible for global shipments (of the Galaxy Note 7).” the official said in an interview with Yonhap News.
Update : Samsung Stops Sales and Exchanges of Galaxy Note 7 Smartphones