Right after news broke about Galaxy Note 7 faulty batteries, Samsung called back all the units out in the market. As a result, the launch in India got delayed. The customers who pre-ordered it got a message informing them that the shipment was delayed. Now, reports suggest that it will make its way into the market on the same day as iPhone 7 official launch in India – October 7.
Keeping the latest incidents in mind, the launch date is quite a bold move. The launch is reportedly scheduled for smack-dab in the middle of the popular festive season of the country. The launch date is quite a smart pick, but considering the latest turn of events, it is debatable whether Samsung made the right decision to come so direct in competition with Apple, so soon. As far as competency is concerned, besides the fire hazard concerns, the spec-sheet of the Galaxy Note 7 is quite impressive.
India is one of the most lucrative smartphone markets in the world. Perhaps that is the reason why companies choose to introduce their smartphones in the country in their second wave of launches. This may have just given some brand image protection to the company, but the Indigo fire incident of Galaxy Note 2 did quite the damage.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Specifications
The 5.7-inch body has a 79 percent screen-to-body ratio with a display resolution of 1440×2560 pixels protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The Snapdragon 820 chipset is backed by either 2×2.15GHz or 2×1.16GHz Kryo (quad-core) processor that powers Android Marshmallow 6.0.
The internal storage is 64GB (expandable up to 256GB), and the RAM is 4GB. For its flagship imagery, the Note 7 has a rear camera of 12MP phase detection autofocus, OIS camera with a LED flash, and a front camera of 5MP with HDR. All this is run on a battery of 3500 mAh battery. This one does have a 3.5mm audio jack.