Highlights From Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 Launch Event

The event has concluded, and that marks the end of our live coverage of the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for more updates on the Note 7 and everything else to do with technology.

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That was a rather impressive way to set up the product experience zone.

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The full range of companion devices revealed alongside the Note 7.

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The Gear Fit 2 and IconX earbuds are also being launched today.

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The new Gear VR is a lot more immersive, but it's both backward-compatible with earlier Samsung phones and forward looking with its USB Type-C port.

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Samsung is also betting big on 360-degree video, and the audience has just put on their headsets for another demo.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Full Specifications

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Read all details on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 here

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Samsung Pass will let you replace your passwords with iris scanning too.

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It will let you unlock your phone and access secure content by letting the phone scan your eyes.

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The Note 7 features an iris scanner, which apparently took five years to perfect.

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The company's Knox security solution finds its way to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

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Samsung also unveils its cloud service, Samsung Cloud. Note 7 buyers will get 15GB of cloud storage space.

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Taking potshots at Apple, the Note 7 will also feature a 3.5mm audio jack.

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The Galaxy Note 7 features a USB Type-C connector, as well as fast wireless charging. And an adapter to use the phone with microUSB cables will be included as well.

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There's a 3500mAh battery under the hood of the Note 7.

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Onboard storage has been boosted to 64GB, and you can also insert a microSD card up to 256GB.

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It's a 12-megapixel primary camera featuring dual-pixel technology.

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The Galaxy S7 had a fantastic camera, and the Galaxy Note 7 features that same camera.

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There will be plenty of goodies for mobile gaming fans with the Note 7.

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This will make the Note 7's screen the most capable on any smartphone yet.

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This is quite the surprise. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 features a high dynamic range-capable screen. This is huge.

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IP68 water resistance on the Note 7 means the phone can survive in water at up to 5 feet for 30 minutes.

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The S Pen also works as a translator now, by simply highlighting the word you want translated.

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The S Pen has been improved to make drawing and painting a bit better.

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The phone is available in four colours, and we personally like the Blue Coral option best.

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The phone features a 5.7-inch QHD screen, with a pixel density of 518ppi.

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The dual-curved edge screen is naturally borrowed from the Galaxy S7 Edge, and features Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

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Justin Denison now makes his way to the stage.

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The Galaxy Note 7 is the most intelligent smartphone ever created by Samsung.

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The Galaxy Note 7 looks a lot like a larger Galaxy S7 Edge. And there's the S Pen too of course.

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The crowd is being asked to put on their Gear VR headsets...

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The signature feature of the Note range, the S Pen predictably makes a come back with the Note 7. It's claimed to be more responsive, and also dust and water resistant.

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The Note 7 will also be water resistant.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is introducing iris scanning as a security measure.

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Samsung was among the first manufacturers to bet big on large-screen smartphones, and today, this has become the norm.

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Also launching today is the Gear VR for the Galaxy Note 7, which is naturally a bit larger to accommodate the large phone.

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Samsung is an official partner of the 2016 Olympic Games, and the Note 7 will be launching right before the start of the games.

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Samsung's DJ Koh takes to the stage to start things off

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The event has begun, we're not quite sure what to expect yet though

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 launch event should start any minute now...

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We're five minutes away from the start of the event. The launch is taking place simultaneously in New York, London and Rio de Janeiro.

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In case you haven't realised, Samsung skipped the Note 6 altogether. We're going straight from Note 5 to Note 7, purportedly to bring the naming systems in line with the flagship S-series smartphones.

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We're expecting this to be a big one from Samsung. The Note range is always a bit larger than the other phones, and this one is expected to have a screen sized at around the 5.8-inch mark.

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Hello and welcome to Gadgets 360's live coverage of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 launch! Stay tuned to our minute-by-minute updates on the upcoming phablet from Samsung.

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Samsung is all set to launch Galaxy Note 7 on Tuesday, and the South Korean consumer electronics giant is holding simultaneous events in New York , London, and Rio de Janeiro that start at 8:30pm IST (11am EDT, 4pm BST, 12pm BRT).

The Galaxy Note Unpacked 2016 event will be live streamed, and you can watch the stream on this page. Alongside the Galaxy Note7, Samsung is expected to launch a new Gear VR headset, as well as debut its Apple iCloud rival - purportedly Samsung Cloud. Stay tuned to Gadgets 360, and don't forget to follow us on Twitter, for the latest updates from the event.

The South Korean company's specialised phablet range has always occupied a special place in its product lineup, sitting alongside the flagship devices as the large-screen, stylus-powered option meant for power users.

Samsung will be going to the Galaxy Note 7 straight after the Galaxy Note 5, in order to bring the range numbering in line with the current flagship Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.

So far, quite a bit is known about the Samsung Galaxy Note7 - the phablet has been the subject of innumerable leaks, and so far, all that's been confirmed by Samsung is that the smartphone will indeed be called the Galaxy Note7, and that it will bring a new and improved S Pen stylus. The company is touting the Galaxy Note7 will be its best mobile productivity offering yet.

The rumours have been rife for the last one month, and we already have a fair idea of what to expect from the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, including how it will look.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is expected to ship with a dual-edge display much like the Galaxy S7 Edge, as well as an iris scanner that can be used to quickly unlock the phone. There are also strong indications that the phone will sport a USB Type-C port for charging and data transfers.

The Note range has always featured large screens, but with 5.5-inch screens considered normal-sized these days, the Note 7 will have to up the screen size a fair bit to stick to its phablet positioning. The phone is expected to have a 5.7-inch or 5.8-inch QHD screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

As has been the case with Samsung for a while now, the phone is expected to launch with two SoC variants. Rumours are that some markets will receive a Qualcomm-based variant powered by the Snapdragon 821 SoC, while others (including India) are expected to receive a variant based on the Exynos 8893 SoC.

The Galaxy Note 7 is tipped to sport 6GB or 4GB of RAM, and come in three inbuilt storage variants - 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. Storage expandability via microSD card (up to 256GB) is also anticipated. The phablet is expected to bear a 12-megapixel rear camera and 5-megapixel front-facing camera, both featuring Dual Pixel technology for better low-light photography. It is also said to come with either a 3500mAh or a 3600mAh battery with fast charging capabilities.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is also expected to be the first smartphone from Samsung with a USB Type-C port, and it is anticipated to ship with a USB Type-C to Micro-USB adapter in the box. The phablet is said to run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, and become available in Onyx, Silver Titanium, and Blue Coral colour variants. A Gold colour variant was also tipped recently.

Samsung's phablet flagship for 2016 is expected to be made available globally in August itself, with reports tipping availability the same day as the launch in South Korea, while Europe is anticipated to receive the Galaxy Note 7 on August 16, while the US is anticipated to see the phablet hit shelves on August 19.

The Galaxy Note 7 is tipped to cost EUR 849 (roughly Rs. 63,000) in Europe for its base variant, which is more expensive than the launch price of the Galaxy S7 Edge from earlier this year.

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