The initial version of Galaxy C series phones, C5 and C7, were outlined with the full metallic body and high-end specs including a fingerprint scanner. As growth in the global smartphone market hits a plateau, Samsung wants to maximise its cost efficiency and keep operating margins above 10 per cent.
Digicel Fiji CEO Darren McLean said this was another milestone in the Samsung Galaxy range and their customers were looking forward to this intelligent smartphone arriving in Fiji. This means that users of the device with the feature will rarely ever be without notifications, which contributed to the impressive sales numbers that the "Samsung Galaxy S7", as well as the "S7 Edge" racked up. The phablet will come with Android Marshmallow, but since the new Nougat should make a debut alongside two new Nexus devices at the end of October, the Galaxy Note 7 could get it after just a couple of months after its release.
After the successful release of Galaxy S7, looks like the next gadget "Galaxy S8" will be much anticipated for next year.
The new tablet features a 7 inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 and 216 PPI. The consumers who reserve the handset early will also receive a complimentary Gear VR headset, a promotion tactic that Samsung has been implementing since the launch of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge earlier this year.
By carriers, the retail price of the Galaxy Note 7 was around 957,000 won for Verizon, 955,000 won for AT&T and 942,000 won for T-Mobile. The Galaxy device sports a 12-megapixel rear and a 5-megapixel front camera, which is expected to be the same for the iPhone 7.
The Galaxy Note 7 has been compared to the Galaxy S7 due to their similar specs and the fact that they both come with an all glass body. On the other hand, the Apple phone is rumored to feature the latest A10 processor with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB of internal storage in the base model.
Another feature present in the software update is the new Gallery app that was also shown at the Note 7 announcement.