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Samsung Note 7 ships on August 19

by on04 August 2016

$849.99 at T-Mobile US

Samsung has revealed its 5.7 inch curved AMOLED phone that comes with its new iris scanner and as was the case with Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge it will ship with both Snapdragon 820 and Exynos depending on the market. 

The US will see this phone on August 19 and T-Mobile in the US claims that the retail/etail price for unsubsidized phone is at $849.99 for 64GB. T-Mobile is willing to throw in a full year of Netflix, a Samsung Gear Fit2, or a 256GB memory card and it asks for $69.99 upfront and $82.50 monthly for 24 months.

Customers in the US will get the Snapdragon 820 version of the phone powered by Adreno 530, Cat 12 /13 Snapdragon X12 modem capable of 600 Mbps download and 150 Mbps upload.

Snapdragon 820 will launch for China, Japan and North America, while Europe and rest of the world are stuck with Exynos 8890 the inferior of the two. We spent some time with Galaxy S7 with Snapdragon 820 and European version of Galaxy S7 with Exynos and we noticed that the Exynos version got really hot at times, and that the LTE performance was better on the  Snapdragon 820 powered device. Qualcomm got quite a big chunk of business this time around, covering the biggest market by volume. 

Note 7 has improved over the last generation as it has the new more sensitive S-Pen, a better low light camera with 12-megapixel rear camera, OIS, f/1.7 and 5-megapixel front camera and f/1.7. the battery grew from 3000 to 3500 mAh and the phone still measures a reasonable 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9mm, 169g. 

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