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Samsung Galaxy Note7 to be released just before Diwali in India

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by September 29, 2016 General
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[Representational Image] Samsung Galaxy Note7 India launch postponed In Picture: An employee poses for photographs with Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Note 7 new smartphone at its store in Seoul, South Korea,REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo

Samsung Galaxy Note7, which was supposed to hit stores in India on September 2, was deferred to October 7 due to battery issues. Now, a new report has emerged that the company might further delay the launch in the country.

The company’s senior executive held a closed door meeting on September 28 to review the Galaxy Note7 exchange programme. They are apparently dissatisfied with the progress and have decided to put more efforts on completing the replacements of all the 2.5 million affected phones. They also plan to commence the sale of the new safe Galaxy Note7 in Australia, Singapore, South Korea and the US as early as possible, The Economic Times reported, citing industry insiders with the knowledge of Samsung’s plans.

Now, it has come to light that Samsung might release the Galaxy Note7 in October-end, just days ahead of Diwali (aka Deepavali) festival.

If this is indeed true, then Samsung’s rival Apple will get a head start as it is scheduled to launch the new iPhone 7 series in India on October 7 and the pre-order service is slated to kick-off on September 29 via Flipkart.

Read more: Flipkart to start Apple iPhone 7 pre-order service on September 29; price, specification details

That said, Samsung, being the number one smartphone maker in the world has got a huge amount of cash to splurge. It reportedly spent more than $1 billion (approx. Rs 6,647 crore) for the Galaxy Note7 replacement programme worldwide and earlier this year, Samsung spent close to Rs 100 crore for Galaxy S7 series’ marketing.

Read more: Samsung sets Rs. 100 crore budget for Galaxy S7 marketing to counter Apple

We believe Samsung will not mind splurging a few more crores for the Galaxy Note7 promotional activities next month.

Key specifications of Samsung Galaxy Note7:

Model Samsung Galaxy Note7 ( India Price: Rs. 59,900)
Display 5.7-inch QHD(2K)-based dual-edge curved screen with 2560x1440p resolution, Always-On feature and come with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 series protections

  • Pixel density : 518 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Processor
  • Model 1: 14nm based 64-bit class Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU
  • Model 2: 14nm based 64-bit class Samsung Exynos 8890 series Octa-core CPU (for India)
RAM 4GB RAM (LPDDR4)
Storage 64GB (UFS 2.0), expandable up to 256GB
Camera
  • Main: 12MP camera with Dual-Pixel technology, f/1.7 aperture, Smart OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), dual-tone LED flash, 4K video recording, auto HDR, 1/2.5-inch sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus)
  • Front: 5MP camera with either front LED flash or soft-flash screen feature, wide-angle 85-degree field of view, f/1.7 aperture, auto HDR, full HD video recording
Battery 3,500mAh (Fast Charging on wired and wireless)
Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA
Network LTE Cat.12 / LTE Cat.10 / LTE Cat.9 (depends on the region of sale)
S-Pen features S Memo, GIF animations with Smart Select, Air Command functions, Magnify, Translate, Samsung Notes, a new unified app allowing users to jot down handwritten notes, draw, or edit memos from one location.
Add-ons Iris scanner, fingerprint sensor, IP68 water-and-dust resistant certifications, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), MIMO(2×2) 620Mbps, Bluetooth v 4.2 LE, ANT+, USB Type-C, NFC (Near Field Communication), location-based -GPS, Glonass, Beidou
Additional Sensors Barometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, HR Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor
Dimensions 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9mm
Weight 169g
Colours Blue Coral, Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium and Black Onyx
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