Some rumors (nearly all the new ones) have been proven absolutely right. Others (mostly old) were probably too hopeful. After all, it kinda sorta makes sense for Samsung to merely refine the wildly successful Galaxy S7 Edge this fall before radically transforming it into the GS8 next spring.

Besides, a fair comparison for the Galaxy Note 7 is likely against its Note 5-branded predecessor, not S-series cousin. And in that case, the upgrades are both obvious and substantial. But first things first, let’s see what the Note 6-skipping phablet is all about, and then, we’ll be sure to do a side-by-side battle, complete with exclusive hands-on video from New York City.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 specs

Component Description
Screen size 5.7 inches dual-curved
Screen type Super AMOLED
Resolution 2560 x 1440
Pixel density 518 ppi
SoC Exynos 8890/ Snapdragon 820 (market dependent)
Speed 2.3 GHz Quad + 1.6 GHz Quad/ 2.15 GHz Dual + 1.6 GHz Dual
GPU Mali-T880 MP12/ Adreno 530
RAM 4GB LPDDR4
Storage 64GB UFS 2.0 + microSD
Camera 12MP dual pixel OIS F1.7
Flash LED
Front-facer 5MP F1.7
Battery 3500mAh with wired and wireless fast charging
OS Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Bands LTE Cat.12 Cat.10 Cat.9 (differs by mobile operators)
Certification IP68 water and dust
USB Type-C
Colors Black + silver + gold + blue (market dependent)
Bluetooth 4.2 LE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
NFC Yes
Sensors Fingerprint + iris + heart rate
Build Metal and glass
Size 153.5mm x 73.9mm x 7.9mm / 169g
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