Samsung today launched its much awaited Galaxy Note7 phablet with a 5.7-inch QHD AMOLED dual-edge curved display and iris scanner. As expected though, Samsung also took the wraps off a new and upgraded Gear VR. The new headset comes with USB Type-C support, features a new touchpad and also boasts a wider field of view. The new Gear VR will still cost $99, which is Rs 6,500 approximately, and it will go on sale from August 19. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy A51, Galaxy A71 get Alt Z Life software update in IndiaAlso Read - Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra to release in India on August 28, reveals Amazon listing
Samsung has removed the cross pad, and has added a dedicated button that lets you get back to the home screen with one touch. While the overall design is similar to the older Gear VR, the new headset is lighter and also offers a 101 degree viewing angle. With the Galaxy Note7 featuring a USB Type-C port, the new Gear VR too comes with a similar port. But at the same time, there is also a microUSB connector that makes the headset backward compatible with the likes of Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7 smartphones.
The highlight of Samsung’s ongoing Unpacked event however is the new Galaxy Note7 phablet. It too is going on sale on August 19, and it features a 5.7-inch QHD AMOLED dual-edge curved display, Exynos 8890 octa-core processor or Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor, depending on the market, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable onboard storage.
The phablet also features a 12-megapixel Dual Pixel camera, 5-megapixel selfie camera, 3,500mAh battery along with support for fast charging and wireless fast charging, USB Type-C port, and for security there is a fingerprint scanner as well as an iris scanner.