Samsung Galaxy Note7 launched in India for Rs. 59900


Samsung just launched the Galaxy Note7, its flagship Note series smartphone in India, as it had promised. It was unveiled at the Galaxy Unpacked 2016 event in New York last week, packs a a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED curved edge display with always-on feature, is powered by a Exynos 8 Octa 8890 processor, runs on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), has a 12-megapixel Dual pixel rear camera with LED flash, OIS and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.


It has 3D glass and metal design and IP68 ratings water and dust resistance. Even the S Pen comes with IP68 certification. In addition to fingerprint scanner, Samsung has added an Iris scanner for the first time that would let you unlock the phone using eye recognition.

The enhanced Galaxy Note7 S Pen has smaller 0.7mm tip and improved pressure sensitivity.  It has Screen off memo, Smart Selec and new Air Command functions Magnify and Translate, enable users to zoom in on the screen or convert languages with a simple hover of the S Pen.


Samsung Galaxy Note7 specifications

  • 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560×1440 pixels) (518ppi) Super AMOLED curved dual edge display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Octa-Core Exynos 8890 (2.3GHz Quad + 1.6GHz Quad), 64 bit, 14 nm processor processor
  • 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, 64GB (UFS 2.0) internal memory, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
  • Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano+nano/microSD)
  • 12MP rear camera with LED Flash, dual-pixel PDAF, Smart OIS, f/1.7 aperture
  • 5MP front-facing camera, f/1.7 aperture
  • IP68 ratings water and dust resistance
  • S Pen stylus
  • Dimensions: 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9mm; Weight: 169g
  • Heart rate sensor, Fingerprint sensor, Iris scanner, Barometer
  • 4G LTE Cat.12, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2X2 MIMO), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, NFC, USB Type-C
  • 3500mAh battery with fast charging (wired and wireless)

The Samsung Galaxy Note7 comes in Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium and Black Onyx colors and is priced at Rs. 59900. It will be available across India starting from September 2nd. Those who pre-book the device from August 22nd till 30th can get the new Gear VR that costs Rs.  7290 for Rs. 1990. It also comes with Jio preview offer with unlimited voice and data for 90 days.

Check out our hands on impressions of the Note7 here.

Commenting on the launch, H.C. Hong, President & CEO, Samsung Southwest Asia, said:

Samsung pioneered a new category altogether since the launch of first Samsung Galaxy Note in 2011. With every edition of Samsung Galaxy Note, the segment has evolved to meet the ever-growing expectations of our consumers. Galaxy Note7 is the combination of all our learnings to take smartphone experience to a whole new level and I am confident that the new edition will help Samsung Note loyalists to achieve more in life.

Manu Sharma, Vice President, Mobile Business, Samsung India Electronics, said:

Samsung has always believed in developing products and technology that helps users achieve more and envisage things beyond boundaries. The launch of Galaxy Note7 perfectly addresses the needs of today’s generation with best-in-class features and design innovation, data security with Iris scanner, and creative performance with the improved S Pen. Our unique and powerful wearable portfolio comprising Gear Fit2, Gear IconX and Gear VR will further strengthen Samsung’s commitment to a connected ecosystem strategy and Phone+ vision.

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

Srivatsan Sridhar is a Mobile Technology Enthusiast who is passionate about Mobile phones and Mobile apps. He uses the phones he reviews as his main phone. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram