Samsung’s latest smartphone is really more of a “phablet.” That is a cross between a phone and a tablet that could take the place of both your smaller smartphone and your larger tablet.
The 5.7 ” phone is still small enough to fit in one hand, but the larger screen can make tasks like writing a lot easier. It’s designed to work with a special stylus-like device called an S Pen. The S Pen makes it possible to take hand-written notes and to do highly-skilled and detailed drawings on the device.
The S pen will respond to gestures and allow you access quick menus. You’ll even be able to take notes without unlocking your screen. The tip is much thinner than previous versions. Only .7 mm down from 1.6 mm. When not in use, the pen slips into a slot in your device.
The pen can be used for scrolling and also for capturing parts of a document or page to save as another file.
You won’t even have to touch the screen with the pen. You’ll be able to switch between apps, magnify images and text or even translate foreign languages by hovering the S Pen over the screen.
The Note7 won’t lack for storage, it starts with GB of internal storage and can be expanded to support up to a 256 GB microSD card. Plus there’s a 3500 mAh battery. The phone is also water-resistant as is the S Pen. One change you’ll notice for this phone is that it uses a USB 3 connector for charging and data transfer. (wireless charging is also available) That means your old chargers and cable won’t work wit this model.
All this doesn’t come cheap. The phone will cost you around $850. It’s available for pre-order now.
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