Aug 02, 2016 21:28 (IST) The event has concluded, and that marks the end of our live coverage of the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for more updates on the Note 7 and everything else to do with technology.
21:26 (IST) That was a rather impressive way to set up the product experience zone.
21:24 (IST) The full range of companion devices revealed alongside the Note 7.
21:21 (IST) The Gear Fit 2 and IconX earbuds are also being launched today.
21:19 (IST) The new Gear VR is a lot more immersive, but it’s both backward-compatible with earlier Samsung phones and forward looking with its USB Type-C port.
21:17 (IST) Samsung is also betting big on 360-degree video, and the audience has just put on their headsets for another demo.
21:13 (IST) Read all details on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 here
21:12 (IST) Samsung Pass will let you replace your passwords with iris scanning too.
21:11 (IST) It will let you unlock your phone and access secure content by letting the phone scan your eyes.
21:10 (IST) The Note 7 features an iris scanner, which apparently took five years to perfect.
21:09 (IST) The company’s Knox security solution finds its way to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
21:08 (IST) Samsung also unveils its cloud service, Samsung Cloud. Note 7 buyers will get 15GB of cloud storage space.
21:08 (IST) Taking potshots at Apple, the Note 7 will also feature a 3.5mm audio jack.
21:07 (IST) The Galaxy Note 7 features a USB Type-C connector, as well as fast wireless charging. And an adapter to use the phone with microUSB cables will be included as well.
21:06 (IST) There’s a 3500mAh battery under the hood of the Note 7.
21:06 (IST) Onboard storage has been boosted to 64GB, and you can also insert a microSD card up to 256GB.
21:05 (IST) It’s a 12-megapixel primary camera featuring dual-pixel technology.
21:04 (IST) The Galaxy S7 had a fantastic camera, and the Galaxy Note 7 features that same camera.
21:04 (IST) There will be plenty of goodies for mobile gaming fans with the Note 7.
21:03 (IST) This will make the Note 7’s screen the most capable on any smartphone yet.
21:02 (IST) This is quite the surprise. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 features a high dynamic range-capable screen. This is huge.
21:00 (IST) IP68 water resistance on the Note 7 means the phone can survive in water at up to 5 feet for 30 minutes.
20:59 (IST) The S Pen also works as a translator now, by simply highlighting the word you want translated.
20:57 (IST) The S Pen has been improved to make drawing and painting a bit better.
20:56 (IST) The phone is available in four colours, and we personally like the Blue Coral option best.
20:55 (IST) The phone features a 5.7-inch QHD screen, with a pixel density of 518ppi.
20:55 (IST) The dual-curved edge screen is naturally borrowed from the Galaxy S7 Edge, and features Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
20:52 (IST) Justin Denison now makes his way to the stage.
20:52 (IST) The Galaxy Note 7 is the most intelligent smartphone ever created by Samsung.
20:50 (IST) The Galaxy Note 7 looks a lot like a larger Galaxy S7 Edge. And there’s the S Pen too of course.
20:48 (IST) The crowd is being asked to put on their Gear VR headsets…
20:46 (IST) The signature feature of the Note range, the S Pen predictably makes a come back with the Note 7. It’s claimed to be more responsive, and also dust and water resistant.
20:45 (IST) The Note 7 will also be water resistant.
20:44 (IST) The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is introducing iris scanning as a security measure.
20:42 (IST) Samsung was among the first manufacturers to bet big on large-screen smartphones, and today, this has become the norm.
20:41 (IST) Also launching today is the Gear VR for the Galaxy Note 7, which is naturally a bit larger to accommodate the large phone.
20:40 (IST) Samsung is an official partner of the 2016 Olympic Games, and the Note 7 will be launching right before the start of the games.
20:37 (IST) Samsung’s DJ Koh takes to the stage to start things off
20:36 (IST) The event has begun, we’re not quite sure what to expect yet though
20:30 (IST) The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 launch event should start any minute now…
20:25 (IST) We’re five minutes away from the start of the event. The launch is taking place simultaneously in New York, London and Rio de Janeiro.
20:19 (IST) In case you haven’t realised, Samsung skipped the Note 6 altogether. We’re going straight from Note 5 to Note 7, purportedly to bring the naming systems in line with the flagship S-series smartphones.
20:11 (IST) We’re expecting this to be a big one from Samsung. The Note range is always a bit larger than the other phones, and this one is expected to have a screen sized at around the 5.8-inch mark.
20:02 (IST) Hello and welcome to Gadgets 360’s live coverage of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 launch! Stay tuned to our minute-by-minute updates on the upcoming phablet from Samsung.