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Samsung gives small overview of the design of its Galaxy Note 7 phablet

Samsung gives small overview of the design of its Galaxy Note 7 phablet
Samsung gives small overview of the design of its Galaxy Note 7 phablet
Engineering challenges include incorporating a curved display with back and front Gorilla Glass protection whilst retaining the integrated stylus recess.

According to Samsung, the beauty is in the details regarding the new 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 7. While the phablet is visually appealing, it's the build and feel of the device that are also just as important. Black Onyx, Blue Coral, and Silver Titanium colors will be available upon launch.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Designed for the Hand

The Note 7 feels smaller than its large screen size would otherwise suggest due to its curved sides compared to the Galaxy Note 5 for easier handling and reduced susceptibility to fingerprints.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Sharp Curves

The aforementioned Dual-Edge 3D glass was very difficult according to Samsung as it must balance aesthetics with practicality. The fact that the phablet must also integrate a stylus meant that the radius of curvature had to be reduced compared to the Galaxy S7 Edge

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Coordinated Design

Like the Galaxy Note 5, its successor uses glass on both the front and back sides. Its 12 MP rear camera protrudes 0.5 mm less compared to the camera on its predecessor and its overall chassis frame is encased by metal around the edges and corners. In comparison, the Galaxy Note 5 is noticeably thicker on all sides.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Newer Look and Feel

The new Zinc-Aluminum alloy chassis of the Note 7 will reportedly be about 1.2x to 1.3x more scratch-resistant than the Galaxy S7 and the phablet will be the manufacturer's first phone to use Gorilla Glass 5 as well. IP68 certification for dust and water resistance rounds up the major hardware features on Samsung's latest flagship phablet.

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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2016-08- 8 (Update: 2016-08- 8)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.