The wait is over: Iris-scanning Samsung Galaxy Note 7 hits Middle East

August 10, 2016 12:30 pm

The world’s top Smartphone maker has launched its highly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in the Middle East region a week after the device’s global premiere.


The South Korean firm’s regional arm, Samsung Gulf Electronics, unveiled its most intelligent Smartphone yet in Dubai on Tuesday (August 9).


A successor to Samsung’s flat-screen Galaxy Note 5, launched last year, the new Smartphone sports a 5.7-inch curved screen display and an iris-scanning camera to enable biometric authentication for enhanced security.


The phone also has a water-resistant body and the S Pen, a stylus that can be used to jot down notes on the screen – even when it is wet or underwater.

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“In 2011, we launched and pioneered an all-new category of large screen Smartphones, together with the unique S-Pen. Over the years, each edition of the Note series has reconfirmed Samsung’s vision and commitment for development by improving consumer experience in a simple, productive and distinctive way,” said Tarek Sabbagh, Head of IT and Mobile (IM) Division at Samsung Gulf Electronics.


“With the Galaxy Note7 we have reinvented the large-screen Smartphone segment, with a unique combination of productivity tools, entertainment services and security features. In addition, the Galaxy Note7 powers a robust ecosystem that strikes a balance between work and play, enabling people to achieve more than what they thought possible on a Smartphone – not just faster but wherever and whenever,” Sabbagh added.


Retailers in the region will start selling the Galaxy Note 7 from August 19 in Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium and Black Onyx at a price of AED2,999. A 128GB microSD card will be supplied to complement the 64GB of internal memory.

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Media reports suggest that the new Smartphone has already broken previous records of Galaxy Smartphones in terms of pre-orders in the company’s home market of South Korea.


“Galaxy Note 7 saw more than 200,000 pre-orders over the past two days, double that of its S7 sibling,” wrote The Korean Herald on Wednesday.


Last week, beating analysts’ estimates, Samsung reported a second-quarter net profit of $5.3 billion, driven by stronger sales of flagship Galaxy S7 and S7 edge Smartphones.


Samsung Galaxy Note7 product specifications at a glance:

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AMEinfo Staff
By AMEinfo Staff
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