The recently released Samsung Galaxy Note7 uses an array of Qualcomm’s products, announces a release from the company. Samsung Galaxy Note7 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with Adreno 530 GPU on top. Moreover, the smartphone is equipped with integrated X12 LTE modem, Qualcomm Hexagon 680 DSP, and Qualcomm Haven for iris scanning. Samsung is the first Android OEM to integrate Iris scanner on a smartphone. The scanner is said to be more secure than fingerprint scanners.
“We worked very closely with Qualcomm Technologies engineers to deliver security for biometrics technologies. The user can simply use their eyes to unlock the phone or make a mobile payment, while at ease that the latest mobile technologies are used to protect their personal and professional data,” said Hyungsuk Kim, vice president, multimedia R&D group, mobile communication business, Samsung Electronics.
However, Samsung uses Qualcomm’s processors only in Galaxy Note 7 sold in North America, China, and Japan. In other markets, it uses its own Exynos processor.
“Qualcomm Technologies and Samsung continue to build upon a long history of working together to provide consumers with superior mobile experiences, and we are pleased to do so again with the Galaxy Note7,” said Alex Katouzian, senior vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies Inc.
The inbuilt Snapdragon 820 processor supports 4K video capture and playback on the Samsung Galaxy Note7. It offers support for slow motion video at 240 frames per second (fps). It also powers the Qualcomm Aqstic audio codec, providing users with impressive high-fidelity audio performance. Moreover, Qualcomm’s Quick Charge technology that enables the users to charge the 3500mAh battery is also used in Galaxy Note7.
The Samsung Galaxy Note7 will be available starting on August 19 in Blue Coral, Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium and Black Onyx color variants. It’s available for pre-order now.