Samsung Galaxy Note7: Australian Pricing, Specs And Release Date

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be released in Australia very soon. We have the Australian release date, specifications and pricing for the long-awaited handset. Read on to find out more.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 shares a lot of the same hardware as the Galaxy S7 but what separates it from its predecessors are the additional features. These include fingerprint scanner, a front camera sensor for iris scanning, infrared LED, a better battery, rated IP68 water resistant and it's the first Samsung phone to use the USB 3.1 Type-C connector. As with all the other devices in the Note series, the 7 comes with a S pen stylus.

Here's a look at the specifications:

Samsung Galaxy Note 7
OS Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) - in-line for Android 7 (Nougat) upgrade
Dimensions 153.5mm x 73.9mm x 7.9mm
Weight 169g
Chipset Exynos 8890 octa-core processor with four 2.3GHz and four 1.6GHz cores and 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM
Memory 64GB on board memory, 4GB RAM (supports MicroSD up to 259GB)
Display 5.7-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels (518 ppi)
Camera 12MP rear camera / 5MP front camera
Battery Li-Po 3500mAh (non-removable)

Release Date And Pricing

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7's official release date in Australia is Friday, August 19 and it will retail for $1349 outright. It will come in three colours: Onyx Black, Silver Titanium and Gold Platinum. The handset will be available for pre-order from Telstra, Optus, Vodafone, Virgin Mobile, JB Hi Fi, Harvey Norman, Samsung Retail and Samsung.com.au from 5 August until 18 August.

Those who pre-order will get a free Samsung Evo Plus 256GB microSD card valued at $299.

Australian telcos have yet to release the plans for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 just yet. We'll be doing plan comparisons once the information is available, so watch this space!


Comments

    Non-removable battery = not interested.

      Why? are you keeping your phone more than 3 years?

        Get over it. Most big brands have moved on from that stage, including Samsung. Don't like it? Then you should try other brands. Idk who i just replied to but it was meant for Magani.

        Last edited 04/08/16 11:19 am

          @mrk_o
          You said: "Get over it" ?
          Just because I am not one who thinks that something costing in excess of $1000 is a disposable item, I should just suck it up?

          Between Mrs Magani and I, we tend to keep our phones for about 3~4 years. With our current phones (one HTC, one Samsung S5), had we not had the ability to buy replacement batteries, we would have had to buy 2 new phones when the original batteries failed (one at 25 months, and one at 19 months).

          I know a lot of folks like the latest and greatest, but if it does what I need it to do (make phone calls, play music, use as GPS, etc), and it works, the 'keeping up with the Joneses' approach does nothing for me.

          In the early days of mobiles, a new release generally gave you something that was a step forward. As things have evolved, new releases seem to be just incremental in nature.

          Last edited 04/08/16 12:57 pm

            If that's all you do with your phone then I don't think the note series is right for you anyway. Choose something else

    is it just me or is this not a really big jump from from the s7 edge?

      Its not an upgrade from the S7/ Edge mate. Its an upgrade from the Note 5. BTW the S7/Edge has only been out for less than 6 months, there isn't much to change in a 6 months gap too.. The Note series and the S-series are aimed at Completely different consumers. TBH i was hoping there would be a flat variant. (non-edge) At least its less curved than the S7 Edge i guess.

      Last edited 04/08/16 11:13 am

    Better I get Nokia phone with $49 instead of spending this dollars in those shit phones

    I have the note 4 which is amazing but still this is a significant upgrade. I was tossing up between the edge and note, I still think I will upgrade to the note

      I just pre ordered a Note 7 aftet owning a Note 1,2 and now currently have a Note 4
      I just got the mrs an S7 Edge and she loves it (old phone was an S5)

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