Video: Galaxy Note 7 First Look and Tour!

Hey, so we had our hands on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 a bit today. Interested in taking a look at it? Hopefully, you just said “Yes.”

We spent time with all three colors that will hit the US, the black, blue, and silver. Overall, in hand, I can’t help but say that this phone feels ridiculously amazing. Samsung continues to do these really subtle curves to the backsides of phones that help them nestle in and hide a bit of their size shock. But with the Note 7, Samsung has also slightly curved the front side, so you get a phone that feels good in a way that not even the S7 Edge can lay claim to.  (more…)

Watch: Samsung’s Official Introduction Video for the Galaxy Note 7

The Galaxy Note 7 has arrived, so prepare yourself for phablet story overload on every Android site you visit. Posted onto Samsung’s YouTube channel, we have the official introduction video for the device, coming in at nearly 3 minutes long.

In the embedded video below, Samsung covers the overall design of the device, select specifications, changes for S Pen, water resistance, iris scanning technology, camera enhancements, TouchWiz UI changes, and much more. Really, if you think about it, quite a bit has changed from last year’s Galaxy Note 5, regardless of what others might be saying.  (more…)

Samsung’s New Gear VR Supports Micro USB and USB Type-C, 101 Degree Viewing

Alongside the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung also unveiled the new Gear VR headset today. The new Gear VR is an improvement in a number of ways, but maybe most importantly, because it should work with the Samsung device you own. According to Samsung, the new Gear VR works with the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Note 5, S6 Edge+, S6, S6 Edge, and of course, the Note 7.  (more…)

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Specs (Official)

The Galaxy Note 7 is here and will be available in stores on August 19. It’s a much improved Note with an iris scanner, refreshed S Pen and IP68 water and dust resistance, but you still need to decide if it’s worth the upgrade or even worth you considering ditching your current phone one.

Below, we have the full and official specs list for you, which includes items like the 5.7-inch dual edge Quad HD Super AMOLED display, 4GB RAM (sorry, no 6GB), 64GB internal storage with microSD support up to 256GB, 12MP f/1.7 Dual Pixel camera, and 3500mAh battery. You’ll also see the wireless bands, since this phone will be available to work almost everywhere, depending on who you buy it from.  (more…)

Samsung Announces the Galaxy Note 7 With Iris Scanner, New S Pen

I know you are probably watching along to the Galaxy Note 7 live stream, but the phone is now official. As we reported last week, the new Note does indeed arrive August 19 across the globe, with pre-orders opening up August 3.

As for the rest of the story that has been leaked in various forms over the past weeks, this is what we are looking at. You get the next Note, which jumps from Note 5 up to Note 7 to help align Samsung’s two major brands in the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note lines. You also get a phone that welcomes in IP68 water and dust resistance for the first time, a dual edge display, and a slimmer, more powerful S Pen.  (more…)

Galaxy Note 7 Live Blog!

Today is Galaxy Note 7 day! That means a final unveiling of the phone with specs, imagery, confirmation on availability, and (hopefully) plenty of hands-on time for us to get you prepared for launch day.

As a reminder, everyone gets to watch this event along with us. Samsung is hosting it on YouTube and on their own site in both regular feeds and 360-degree feeds. If you have Cardboard or a Gear VR, feel free to take this all in via 360.

The event kicks off at 8AM Pacific (11AM Eastern).  (more…)

Here is Where to Watch Tomorrow’s Galaxy Note 7 Livestream

Finally, we’re on the eve of Samsung’s unveiling event for the Galaxy Note 7. Tomorrow morning at 11AM ET (8AM PT) in New York City, Samsung will livestream all of the Unpacked happenings, and of course, you can watch it in virtual reality via a Gear VR headset — if that’s your thing.

To get in on the action, users can view the livestream on Samsung’s website here, or can stream it via YouTube. To take advantage of the VR stream, YouTube will probably be the easiest place to fire up the 360-degree stream. However, to be clear, users can watch it in a standard mode or VR mode on YouTube or Samsung’s website.  (more…)