India was one of the few markets outside the US where the Galaxy Note 5 was launched last year, and Samsung has now launched the latest Note flagship in the country at an event in New Delhi. The Galaxy Note 7 is priced at Rs. 59,900 (roughly $895) in India; Samsung also launched the new Gear VR, Gear IconX wireless earbuds, and Gear Fit 2 in the country, with the products priced at Rs. 7,290 ($109), Rs. 13,490 ($201) and Rs. 13,990 ($210) respectively. Those who pre-order the Note 7 will get the Gear VR at a reduced price of Rs. 1,990 ($30). All four devices will go on sale in the country on September 2nd, the same day the Note 7 will launch in Europe and other markets.
The Galaxy Note 7 features a 5.7-inch Edge Super AMOLED display with support for HDR video, an Exynos 8890 octa-core processor (quad-core Snapdragon 820 in the US and China), 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, a microSD slot, a 3,500 mAh battery, and a USB Type-C port. There’s a 12-megapixel camera on the back with Dual Pixel autofocus, a 5-megapixel camera on the front, alongside an iris scanner. The Note 7 is water-resistant and so is the S Pen, which comes with new features such as the ability to capture GIF files from videos and translate foreign text. The device runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.