Posts Tagged ‘Samsung Galaxy Note 7’

Relaunch of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Expected at the end of October.

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Great news for those awaiting the re-launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the South Korean tech giant are releasing the new and improved batch of handsets during the last week of October.

After recalling over 2.5 million devices globally due to reports issues with overheating batteries, Samsung have rectified issues, thoroughly testing the device to avoid any repercussions.

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Check out our previous blog of discover just how durable the new Galaxy Note 7 is, as it survives some of the most extreme testing yet.

Here’s the handset’s specs at a glance:

  • Dimensions: 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm (6.04 x 2.91 x 0.31 in)
  • Weight: 169 g (5.96 oz)
  • Display: 5.7 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, (~78.0% screen-to-body, 1440 x 2560 pixels (~518 ppi pixel density), Corning Gorilla Glass 5, Always-on display, TouchWiz OS: Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow), planned upgrade to v7.0 (Nougat)
  • Chipset: Exynos 8890 Octa
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Mongoose & 4×1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU: Mali-T880 MP12
  • Memory Card slot: microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
  • Internal: 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
  • Primary Camera: 12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash,  1/2.5″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
  • Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec.,
  • Secondary Camera: 5 MP, f/1.7, 22mm, dual video call, Auto HDR
  • Comms: WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery

Pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is Black Onyx or Blue Coral today. If you’ve pre-order the Galaxy Note 7 and want an update on the release dates click here.

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Improve your health with S Health for Samsung Mobiles and Smartwatches

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

With Samsung’s S Health app for Samsung handsets and Wearable tech, you’ll have the opportunity to improve your health at your fingertips. ‘Take the leap  to better health and a better you’ with the help of the S Health fitness coach.

When most people think of wearables and fitness trackers, the initial association is with a step monitor. However, Health apps, in particular the S Health from Samsung  have become a lot more sophisticated in the ways they track and record your exercise.  The Samung Gear S3 for example is synced with Samsung’s S Health providing intuitive charts and helpful tips. The goals within the app will guide you to achieve your health & fitness targets.

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The Smart Health trackers not only make it easy to log your daily activities, they also allow you to measure and manage your health and environmental records such as SpO₂, and ultraviolet using the built-in sensors in Samsung smartphones and wearables. The highly accurate heart rate monitor of the Gear Fit 2, also offer the benefits of a highly accurate heart rate monitor, allowing you to check when you’re in the vigorous intensity zone to step up the intensity.

Personal trainer apps for smartwatches are continuously growing in popularity, offering you the ability to develop your workout schedule, get suggestions on new moves to try, and receive personalised feedback to keep you motivated without the heart price tag of a Person trainer.

Check out The S Health App on any Samsung device, including the Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge or Samsung Galaxy Note 7. You can also enjoy the app on the new Samsung Gear S3 and Samsung Gear Fit 2 wearable devices.

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Is the Galaxy Note 7 Samsung’s most durable device yet?

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Whilst the release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 did not go quite as smoothly as the South Korean tech company may have hoped for, the handset has not disappointed in terms of specification and durability.

Extreme tester Gizmoslip (who posts ‘Creative and fun tech durability tests weekly on Youtube’) recently froze the phablet and tested the device via a 100ft drop.

*spoiler alert*

The results were surprising:

The Galaxy Note 7 was in fact the first Samsung device to ever survive this form of testing from the YouTube star. The handset surpassed expectations, surviving this ordeal without even a scratch on the 5.7 inch Super AMOLED display.

Don’t believe us? Check it out here:

Pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is Black Onyx or Blue Coral today. If you’ve pre-order the Galaxy Note 7 and want an update on the release dates click here.

Here’s the handset’s specs at a glance:

  • Dimensions: 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm (6.04 x 2.91 x 0.31 in)
  • Weight: 169 g (5.96 oz)
  • Display: 5.7 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, (~78.0% screen-to-body, 1440 x 2560 pixels (~518 ppi pixel density), Corning Gorilla Glass 5, Always-on display, TouchWiz OS: Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow), planned upgrade to v7.0 (Nougat)
  • Chipset: Exynos 8890 Octa
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Mongoose & 4×1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU: Mali-T880 MP12
  • Memory Card slot: microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
  • Internal: 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
  • Primary Camera: 12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash,  1/2.5″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
  • Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec.,
  • Secondary Camera: 5 MP, f/1.7, 22mm, dual video call, Auto HDR
  • Comms: WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery

 

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Update on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

It was hot listed to be one of the biggest releases to rival Apple’s iPhone 7 this month, but Samsung have reported some issues with the battery of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

But how does this affect you if you have pre-ordered the device?

Firstly, you can rest assured knowing that these issues won’t affect your handset if you have pre-ordered a Note 7. A spokesperson from Samsung have reassured consumers, stating they “are currently conducting a thorough inspection with our suppliers to identify possible affected batteries in the market…” ensuring  any future handsets on sale will not be affected by this issue.

Secondly, Samsung are working quickly to avoid too lengthy a delay. We are currently expecting a two week push back on release, but are working with Samsung to ensure that our customers will receive their handsets as soon as possible. For regular updates, please follow us on Twitter and subscribe to our blog.

Thirdly, your handset will come with a two year warranty, so your purchase is protected from the start.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner payments

The Samsung Note 7 issues will be temporary, and it’s undeniable that the Korean company offering some incredible features on their flagship phablet, including the creative Pen Upp app, Knox and Iris Scanner (read more about why you should buy the Note 7 here), and its definitely worth the wait.

Pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Sim Free today.

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BlackBerry DTEK50 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Security

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Both Samsung and BlackBerry have upped the security game with their latest handsets, the BlackBerry DTEK50 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. With the majority of shopping, banking and payments now being done online, security is a hot topic in the mobile world.

What’s interesting is that both manufacturers have gone down rather different routes for added security, both of which offer their own benefits. We take a look in a little more detail.

BlackBerry DTEK50: DTEK Security

BlackBerry are renowned for taking security seriously, and the DTEK50 doesn’t disappoint.  World-renowned security experts have created a hardware root of trust is built in to the processor, whilst the DTEK50 secure boot process ensures each stage of the secure boot chain is verified.

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BlackBerry also integrated their DTEK  app into the handset. DTEK by BlackBerry encrypts data on your device and “will automatically monitor your OS and apps and let you know when your privacy could be at risk and how you can take action to improve it. With a quick glimpse of your DTEK50 you’ll  be able to track the overall security rating for your device and take advantage of BlackBerry’s quickest ever security patches. Read more bout DTEK here.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Iris Scanner & KNOX

Last week we hinted that Samsung Pay may be utilising Iris scanning for added security to online payments, but why exactly should we trust it?  Samsung state that “The patterns of our irises are incredibly complex and no two irises are the same—even on the same person. And because iris authentication leaves no physical mark on the Galaxy Note7 it’s impossible to replicate, making it one of the most secure ways to protect your data.” Iris scanning will remove the hassle of passwords by letting you log in to websites on the Samsung Internet browser.

Samsung Note 7 Iris Scanner

You’ll be able to unlock your phone with your iris, but also via your fingerprint or pattern, and you’ll be able to utilise Samsung KNOX to store private information that can only be accessed by you. Advertised as Samsung’s defence-grade system, KNOX will make sure all your data stays private.

Purchase the BlackBerry DTEK50 or Samsung Galaxy Note 7 today.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 7′s Pen Up App

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

One of the most appealing features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is the incredible S Pen (which, along with the handset, is water resistant!)

With a tip that’s so much thinner than before, the S Pen offers a wealth of opportunity for note taking, annotations, drawing, painting, and list creating.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 S Pen

But interestingly, Samsung are attempting to use the S Pen to break into the Social Network arena, with their innovative Pen.Up app. The PEN.UP app is a social space/ creative art community for people who like to draw and interact with fellow art lovers.

With Pen.UP you’ll be able to:

  • Upload your work for the PEN.UP community to see, comment on, like and repost.
  • Browse through the most popular artwork and artists of the day, the week, the month or all time.
  • Join the monthly challenge and be inspired and be motivated to create art
  • Display your art in the hall of fame
  • Create your own live Wallpapers
  • Learn techniques with a range of free instructional art lessons

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Pen.UP App

Samsung’s Pen.Up app will work seamlessly on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Sim Free.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to use Iris Scanner for Payments

Friday, August 19th, 2016

The Galaxy Note 7 will offer us the next step in biometrics, the ability to pay for items and in app purchases with a glimpse.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 includes an iris scanner which is being developed for the opportunity to work as an additional way to authenticate a purchase made via Samsung Pay (in a similar way to our current fingerprint sensors).

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner

But why should we use the iris scanner in this way? Simply put the Iris scanner undeniably adds another layer of security to the handset. But it’s interesting to note that unlike other payments via Google or Apple, Samsung Pay does not use NFC chips to take the payments, making it a more secure method.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner payments

Further in the future we can see the Iris scanner being used to open up payment or banking apps like PayPal, especially as leaks suggest Samsung are currently working alongside major financial companies in the USA for integration of this security to popular banking apps.

Other handsets that feature Iris Scanners include Samsung Galaxy 950 and Samsung Galaxy 950XL.

Pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 today to be the first to get your hands on this innovative device.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Now available to Pre-order

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Great news, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is now available to pre-order in two colours, Black Onyx and Blue Coral.

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Here’s a heads up on the main features of the Galaxy Note 7:

1. Top End Security:

Samsung are rivalling the BlackBerry DTEK50 in the security stakes. The addition of an iris scanner to the fingerprint reader, PIN and pattern code, along with Knox ensures all of your personal files and data are secure.  The iris scanner also provides a faster user engagement, allowing you to go to an app directly from the Always On Display screen with a simple scan of your iris.

2. Water resistant S Pen and S Port:

We’ve seen the efficiency of the S Pen in previous Note models, however the Note 7 offers a water resistant experience, meaning that you can even take notes in the rain, knowing they’re still protected. The S Pen allows you to get creative drawing pictures, take memos in a meeting whilst the screen is off, edit holiday videos or even translate text, magnify maps and annotate an image.

3. Edge to Edge bezel:

Samsung have not only included a whopping 5.7 inch display on the Note 7, but have improved the overall design with a dual-curved screen that meets a curved back. The Edge to edge minimal bezel and the curve of the screen offers maximum space for the S Pen, while delivering the full advantages of a functional edge screen.

4. USB Type C for On the Go charging:

Featuring Samsung’s first USB Type C port, the Note 7 suppress On The Go and quick charing.  The port supports On The Go and quick charging. The Samsung Galaxy Note7 is equipped with the same wireless charging technology found in the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.  You’ll also be able to charge and transfer data from your preferred devices and USB flash drive to your Galaxy Note7 without any hassle and without even thinking about which side the cable is because either way works.

5. Power under the Hood:

Samsung have created a power house in the Galaxy Note7. Powered by a Snapdragon 820 chipset, 4GB of RAM , 64GB storage and Android 6.0 Marshmallow customisations the Note 7 will keep up with even the busiest lifestyle. With an IP68 certification, the Note7 is dust, dirt and sand resistant, and will survive a drop of 1.5 meters underwater for up to 30 minutes.

Pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 today and be one of the first to get your hands on the handset.

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