For several years now, a consumerization of IT — a use of personal inclination and services during work — has been an emanate in a news and in a boardroom. With a latest phone, a Galaxy Note7, Samsung has roughly literally topsy-turvy a trend and brought a concerns of business — specifically, information confidence — to a consumer phone.
The Note7 starts presales on Wednesday and ships on Aug. 19. (At a time of this writing, prices were not nonetheless available; a phone was approaching to be accessible from vital carriers with an unbarred chronicle being offering someday in a future.)
It offers dual new confidence features, one of that — a Secure Folder — offers a kind of enclosure fortitude that has, adult until now, been accessible roughly usually for craving use.
Secure Folder uses Samsung’s Knox platform to emanate a apart area for any information that we wish to keep private: financial data, work email and/or contacts, work amicable networking accounts, medical records, etc. For those who use their phones for both work and personal tasks, and who have been demure to concede a administration of their phones totally to IT (which is mostly required), this could be a good solution, given Secure Folder is totally within a control of a phone’s user.
The second further is iris recognition, that (as demonstrated by Samsung reps) could make it even easier to say a confidence of your smartphone’s contents. Only a singular chairman can use iris approval during one time; other confidence measures, such as fingerprint approval and a ever-faithful PINs, are also available.
These dual confidence facilities are a topping on what, on initial glance, looks to be a really good-tasting cake. The Galaxy Note7 has a 5.7-in. quad HD Super AMOLED arrangement (2560 x 1440 resolution) that not usually looks good though also includes a same slight bend as Samsung’s Edge phone. However, what many tender me primarily was a feel of a phone; during 6.0 x 2.9 x 0.3 in., a device fits in a palm in a approach that phones with most smaller displays used to. For example, it was most some-more gentle to reason than my Huawei Nexus 6P, that has a same distance display.
The rest of a specs are equally impressive. The U.S. chronicle of a phone comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage (and a micro-SD label slot); a 12MP back camera and 5MP front camera; a 3,500mAh battery (no word nonetheless on a estimated battery life) that offers quick charging around a Type-C USB connector along with NFC wireless charging; and, as mentioned before, both fingerprint and wireless sensors.
Samsung’s S-Pen has been tweaked as well: It is smaller with a narrower tip; a symbol has been changed adult to forestall random presses; and it is versed with a same IP68-rated H2O and dirt insurgency as a phone (so we can write on your phone underwater, if you’ve got a urge).
There are a series of other additional facilities as well, including enhancements to a user interface and a simplification of Samsung’s Android overlay. We’ll be examining all these and some-more in a arriving deep-dive examination of a Galaxy Note7, once we’ve had a possibility to do a real-life exam of a device and find out either Samsung’s new flagship is as considerable in a prolonged tenure as it seems during initial glance.