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Published on August 2nd, 2016 | by Gary Johnson

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Galaxy Note 7 specs and release date officially revealed

Samsung were the company that brought the mobile world the phablet handset, and now today it has revealed the Galaxy Note 7 specs and release date officially.

Earlier today we saw the Galaxy Note 7 ahead of any official launch but now the company has showcased its latest phablet to the world. As expected the Note 7 comes sporting a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED Edge display with a QHD (2560 x 1440) resolution.

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This will be powered by a 64-bit Octa core processor using four 2.3GHz cores, and four 1.6GHz cores, which in the US will be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, while elsewhere it will likely be the in-house Exynos 8890 found in the Galaxy S7 running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

There is 64GB of on board storage that can be expanded further by microSD card up to 256GB, while providing the juice is a non-removable 3,500 mAh battery. The handset looks to be sharing the camera set up found on the S7 which is a 12MP Dual Pixel unit on the back with OIS, and an f/17 aperture, and around the front is a 5MP shooter.

The handset has been designed to be more comfortable in the hand measuring 153.5mm x 73.9mm x 7.9 mm weighing 168 grams, which compares to the Note 5 that comes in at 153.2mm x 76.1mm x 7.6 mm at 171 grams.

Some new features bundled with the Note 7 are an Iris scanner that will allow users to unlock the handset with a quick scan of the eyes, and can use one eye only. There is still a fingerprint scanner built into the home button as well.

The Note 7 has IP68 certification like the S7, but new for this year is the same protection for the S Pen that now has a smaller tip along with some new features.

The handset unlike the Note 5 is going to be made available across Europe with pre-orders kicking off on August 16th with a release of September 2nd.

Are you impressed with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7?

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