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Galaxy Note 7 review: Samsung nearly achieves smartphone perfection Review


Galaxy Note 7 review: Samsung nearly achieves smartphone perfection Review
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is double the price of the latest Chinese-branded offerings, but after 10 days of owning one I think it's worth every penny.The Note 5 was the best smartphone last year and now we see an improved curved glass design, water resistance, microSD expansion card, and usability improvements such as a blue light filter, accessible settings, and edge panels.CNET posted its full review of the Note 7 and awarded it a high 9/10 rating.SpecificationsProcessor : Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 octa-core 64-bit: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 octa-core 64-bit Display : 5.7 inch Super AMOLED at 2560x1440 pixels resolution: 5.7 inch Super AMOLED at 2560x1440 pixels resolution Operating system : Android 6 Marshmallow: Android 6 Marshmallow RAM : 4GB (LPDDR4): 4GB (LPDDR4) Wireless connectivity : 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi, MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, ANT+, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, MST: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi, MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, ANT+, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, MST Storage : 64GB UFS 2.0 internal and microSD expansion card slot: 64GB UFS 2.0 internal and microSD expansion card slot Cameras : Dual pixel rear 12 megapixel with f/1.7 aperture and 5 megapixel front facing camera: Dual pixel rear 12 megapixel with f/1.7 aperture and 5 megapixel front facing camera Sensors : Iris scanner, fingerprint scanner, accelerometer, barometer, gyro, and heart rate monitor: Iris scanner, fingerprint scanner, accelerometer, barometer, gyro, and heart rate monitor Battery : 3500 mAh non-removable with fast charging and fast wireless charging technology: 3500 mAh non-removable with fast charging and fast wireless charging technology Water resistance : IP68 water and dust resistance: IP68 water and dust resistance Dimensions: 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm and 169 gramsAs you can see, there is nothing missing from the Galaxy Note 7.


The smartphone rival taking on Apple and Samsung


The smartphone rival taking on Apple and Samsung
It's been a big year for new smartphone releases and advances in smartphone technology.With global smartphone sales increasing by just 3.1 per cent in the second quarter of 2016, Apple and Samsung, and challenger brands like Huawei and HTC, are all seeking to beat the competition and grow their market share with innovative new technology that make consumers the winners.The most noticeable advance in the market this year is in smartphone camera technology.In the age of selfies, foodies and Instagram, the best camera you have is the one you have on you, and smartphone manufacturers have responded, with leading brands racing to incorporate dual-lens systems in their latest releases.


Samsung suspends sales of Galaxy Note 7 smartphone worldwide after reports of exploding batteries


Samsung suspends sales of Galaxy Note 7 smartphone worldwide after reports of exploding batteries
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7.(AP)Samsung will suspend sales of its latest high-end Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after reports of exploding batteries, the technology giant's mobile chief today said.Samsung, the world's top maker of smartphones and mobile phones, will also offer new devices for those who have already bought the large-screen smartphone, Koh Dong-Jin told reporters."We have received several reports of battery explosion on the Note 7 that was officially launched on August 19...and it has been confirmed that it was a battery cell problem," Mr Koh said.


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