Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. continues to drive the New Zealand and Global smartphone markets with the Galaxy Note7, building on the company’s category-defining leadership with innovative features that set a new standard for large-screen devices.

With refined craftsmanship, premium materials and a unique, symmetrical edge design, the Galaxy Note7 features a water resistant body and S Pen, top-of-the-line security that combines Samsung Knox with biometric authentication, including a new iris (eye) scanning feature aswell as immersive entertainment capabilities with HDR video streaming.

The Galaxy Note7 strikes a balance between work and play, enabling people to achieve more than what they thought possible on a smartphone.

“The Galaxy Note7 combines productivity and entertainment into a single device with strong security features. Powering a robust ecosystem, it is the ideal device for those who want to achieve more in life,” says DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “Life moves faster than ever now so we created the Galaxy Note7 to move with users – helping them get things done more easily wherever, whenever.”

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“Kiwis love using their smartphones for work and play, and the awesome creative and entertainment features on the Galaxy Note7 will only see this increasing,” says Stefan Lecchi, Head of Commercial at Samsung New Zealand. “The Note7 features a water resistant body – a hero feature that was re-introduced in the Galaxy S7 and has been well received by the New Zealand market, as well as a water resistant S Pen, ensuring users can use this in almost any situation.

“Samsung also understands the importance of being able to protect content securely and safely. The addition of an iris scanner bolsters the Galaxy Note7’s other security features, including fingerprint scanning and Samsung Knox – an industry-leading security platform,” concludes Lecchi.

The Galaxy Note7 will be available in New Zealand from August 19th, 2016, and will be offered in Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium and Black Onyx.


Galaxy Note7 key Features


The enhanced Galaxy Note7 S Pen is more than just a writing tool – it is the gateway to getting more done efficiently and accurately. Users can bring ideas to life the moment inspiration strikes, without unlocking the screen, by using Screen off Memo and simply pinning the memo to the Always On Display. The S Pen also gives users the ability to easily create and share GIF animations with Smart Select. In addition, the new Air Command functions, including Magnify and Translate, enable users to zoom in on the screen or convert languages with a simple hover of the S Pen. It is even easier to access the best of the S Pen’s creative abilities with Samsung Notes, a new unified app allowing users to jot down handwritten notes, draw, or edit memos from one location.

The new S Pen writes with ease and precision. The smaller 0.77mm tip and improved pressure sensitivity provides a real pen-like experience. With the peace of mind that IP68 water resistance provides, the Galaxy Note7 lets users jot down their thoughts without interruption, even when the screen gets wet.


Samsung understands the importance of keeping content on users’ phones protected. Coupled with Samsung Knox, an industry leading security platform, the Galaxy Note7 provides heightened security and privacy, with highly advanced biometric authentication, including fingerprint scanner and iris scanning technology. The Galaxy Note7 offers more authentication options that can be used interchangeably depending on how people use their phones, wherever they are, or whatever they are doing.

The Galaxy Note7 instills a new level of user confidence with Secure Folder, a separated folder that adds an extra layer of authentication to keep private and personal information safe.

The phone is one of the most important screens in a user’s life because it’s with them all of the time. The Galaxy Note7 features a gorgeous, curved 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED screen delivering a bold and immersive picture on a smartphone. It is ready to stream HDR video, enabling a cinema-like experience, including brighter colours and a deeper black, which ensure users get the full experience that the filmmaker intended.

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By pairing the Galaxy Note7 with the new Gear VR powered by Oculus, users can experience premium virtual reality almost anywhere. Galaxy Note7’s incredible Super AMOLED screen and powerful processor delivers an ultra-immersive experience. The vast and ever growing library of apps, photos, games and more, puts users in the centre of the action. Whether it’s next level gaming or journeying to places users have never been before, there’s always something new to discover.

For people who live to create, tell stories and transport people to entirely new worlds, the Galaxy Note7 can be used with the new high-resolution (3840×1920) Gear 360 camera, to capture, edit and share 360-degree images videos on the go. These memories can then be shared with friends via platforms including YouTube 360 and Facebook, and can be relived with the ultra-immersive Gear VR.


With Galaxy Note7, Samsung continues to defy boundaries of engineering to perfect the user experience through innovative design. Every edge, surface and detail of the device’s design has been refined to provide a comfortable grip, easier one-handed operation, and durability with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Although the Galaxy Note7 features a large-screen size, the unique front-to-back symmetrical dual-edge curve remains balanced and light with the sleek feel users have come to love from the Galaxy series. The curved screen lets the Galaxy Note7 add the powerful Edge Panel for one-tap user access to applications, news and functions.

The Galaxy Note7 is equipped with the advanced camera introduced on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. The dual-pixel sensor technology, wide aperture and fast auto focus, work together to create sharp and beautiful photos even in low-light environments.

In addition to 64GB of internal memory, the Galaxy Note7 offers expandable storage and microSD support up to 256GB. The Galaxy Note7 is equipped with a 3,500mAh battery, easy Power Management UX through Smart Manager, and charges quickly using the new USB Type-C port. Recharge the Galaxy Note7 wherever wireless charging is available.


The Galaxy Note7 is more than just a smartphone; it’s a connection point to Samsung’s ecosystem of devices, software and services. Users can monitor their fitness activities on the Gear Fit2 and track their data through S Health 5.0. In addition to accurate and robust fitness tracking and measurement, the new S Health enables users to stay connected to family and friends, by sharing fitness updates or competing in friendly challenges with one another.

Pair the Galaxy Note7 with the new Gear VR powered by Oculus and experience premium virtual reality almost anywhere. The Galaxy Note7’s incredible Super AMOLED screen and powerful processor delivers an ultra-immersive experience.

The Galaxy Note7 also supports the new Gear 360 camera, so users can capture and share their own 360-degree videos on the go.

Note 7 Release Specs

For more info on the Galaxy Note7 check out Samsung’s Official Site HERE.

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