The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be available for pre-order on August 16, while it will be available in stores on August 19 in the United States. The latest Samsung’s phablet is competing with the upcoming iPhone 7 Plus. The fact that Samsung Gear VR pre-orders are now live on Amazon could represent an advantage for the South Korean company.

The Note 7 has a 5.7 in Quad-HD screen, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The new phablet comes with a 64-bit Octa-core processor capable of processing vivid graphics. It is expected to be launched on all major carriers in the United States on August 19, according to Tech Times. Samsung decided to name its newest product with the number 7, even though the last Note was the Galaxy Note 5. According to Samsung, they have skipped a number to eliminate some errors in its product line.

Galaxy Note 7 specs
The Galaxy Note 7 comes with a 3,500mAh non-removable battery with fast charging technology. It also includes a fingerprint sensor and an iris scanner. Image credit: Samsung.

But the main reason behind the number 7 is the new iPhone. Naming the device as “Galaxy Note 6” would give customers the impression that the phablet is inferior when compared to Apple’s new devices: the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus.

The Note 7 includes a microUSB slot for cards of up to 256GB. The S Pen has been enhanced and now offers water-resistance. The camera of the new phone is dual pixel with 12Mp with OIS and f/1.7 aperture.  The selfie camera has 5Mp and f/1.7 aperture.

Samsung announced that the Note 7 comes with Dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi with MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, and GPS, GLONASS, Beidou.

New Samsung Gear VR headset: Specs, pre-order 

According to PC Advisor, the Note 7 can be pre-ordered in the U.K. since August 16. Those who pre-order the phablet before August 30 will get a free Samsung Gear VR headset.

Amazon has already activated pre-orders for the Samsung Gear VR, for users that only want to purchase the virtual reality headset, which costs $99 and has a USB Type-C connection.

Samsung Gear VR
The new Gear VR is backward compatible using an included adapter. According to Samsung, pre-orders are higher than expected. Image credit: Samsung.

The new VR headset comes in midnight blue color with an improvement of the field of view. Users can now experience a view of 110 degrees, instead of the previous 96 degrees view. The new Samsung Gear VR is more comfortable to wear during long sessions. It has a redesigned touchpad and an additional home button, said Android Authority.

The Samsung Gear VR will be available on August 19 alongside the new Galaxy Note 7.

Source: Tech Times