Later this month Samsung will release its new Galaxy Note7. The stylus-equipped smartphone boasts many of the same features as its predecessor, the Note5, in addition to the design and waterproofing of the new S7 Edge. Pre-orders for the phone begin tomorrow, as all four major carriers will offer the device.
The selling point for the Note7 is the addition of an iris scanner that will do more than simply unlock your phone. The feature will work alongside Samsung Pass, a new security system that will let you access banking and other apps using your eyes. Samsung is currently working with Bank of America, Citibank and US Bank for Samsung Pass.
In addition, the iris scanner, which has been in the works for roughly half a decade, will allow users to lock folders, apps and other content.
Other features for the new Galaxy Note7 include the S7 or S7 Edge Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, wireless charing, a 12-megapixel camera with f/1.7 lens and optical stabilization, microSD cards support, 64GB of internal storage, and a 3,500mAh battery.
And while the Note7’s specs are quite similar to the aforementioned S7 series, the smartphone in turn boasts a dual-curved Super AMOLED display with quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixel) resolution.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 will be available stateside in black, silver and blue, beginning August 19.
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