SDE Spotlight: Tech Talk Samsung Galaxy Note 7

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is the newest anticipated phone  coming out for Android this month. Sadly we didn’t get into the Samsung Event that happened in New York this month. But I have the phone on pre-order.

I said that I was going to skip the Note 5 because it didn’t have expandable memory, all I could really think was if I wanted a iPhone I would get one. Then I skipped put on the Galaxy S6 and S7 series just because I wanted a Galaxy Note. 

The previous Note phone I had was the Note Edge, I really enjoyed it the pen came in handy and such but I didn’t like that I got roped into paying monthly for it so it was fun while it lasted. After the Note Edge I went to LG Stylo 2 which is the phone I’m currently using since it was affordable and did everything I need it to do.

I’m forever Samsung no doubt about that I just didn’t want waste money on a phone I didn’t want so this long wait for this what was suppose to be the Note 6 but changed to 7 to keep up with the biggest competition Apple and also to match the S7 series.

I’m currently waiting for the release on August 19th. To contain my excitement I’m watching all of these Note 7 related YouTube videos. I even sat through the almost hour long Samsung event on their YouTube channel. Watching a fee of these tech youtubers as well is helping to cope with this week that seem to be slowly going by to me.


Samsung Galaxy Note 7 specifications, software and features

Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Display 5.7-inch Dual-edge Super AMOLED display
2560 x 1440 resolution
Processor Quad-core 64-bit (2.15GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Dual) Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 or
Octa-core Samsung Exynos 8
Storage 64GB
MicroSD Yes, up to 256GB
Cameras Rear: Dual Pixel 12MP sensor with OIS, f/1.7 aperture
Front: 5MP sensor with f/1.7 aperture
Battery 3,500mAh
Fast charging
WPC and PMA wireless charging
Water resistance IP68 rating
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz)
MU-MIMO(2×2) 620Mbps
Bluetooth v 4.2 LE
USB Type-C
Location (GPS, Glonass, Beidou)
Sensors Barometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, HR
Sensor, Iris Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor
Software Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Colors Silver, Gold Platinum, Blue Coral, Black Onyx
Dimensions and weight 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9mm

I’m super excited about the S-pen this year and how its the most intelligent pen Samsung has yet to build. To me I only notice the extra features like the magnifying glass, translator and the camera is the main differences from the Note Edge. It feels weird to me since I usually have every Samsung that comes out each year, me skipping a few just makes me feel like I can’t flex my fancy tech like I usually do.

Another feature I’m curious to try out is the iris scanner. I want to try this for a while I went with the fingerprint scanner on my Note Edge and the iris scanner will be something new that will make the Note 7 exciting to use since I never had this feature.

I’m also curious about this curved display, I did play with the Galaxy S7 for a little while and the way it just fits in your hands is really comfortable and I love to have a good grip on my phone because I’m scared to drop it. I don’t want to jinx myself but I never owned a phone with a cracked screen and I want to keep my track record. Even when I owned a iPhone the easiest thing to break I never cracked the screen. And plus on these $800 phones there shouldn’t be any cracked screens its $800 treat it as such since you bought it.

I’m going to do a full review on my Note 7 after having it for a while and since I skipped right over 3 phones there are probably a few new features that I missed. I’m so excited to get new tech it makes me happy.


Also I pre-ordered this with best buy. With the pre-order i had to choose between a gear fit 2 or a 256gb memory card there was no option to opt out of this so I chose the gear fit 2 since I don’t have a smart watch and I’m pretty sure I will not use up even half of the 256gb memory card since the phone has a 64gb default storage. One other thing I thought was kind of stupid was that Samsung didn’t have make the option to choose from a curved screen and a flat screen, I guess we know where they are going from here on out I’m just wondering if everyone is down with the curve.


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