Ridgefield Park, NJ – August 19, 2016 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today launched the new standard for large-screen smartphones, the Galaxy Note7, as well as five additional new products in its mobile portfolio. Together, with Note7 at the center, these devices unlock and power ’A Galaxy of Possibility’ for users.
The Galaxy Note7 strikes a balance between work and play, enabling people to do more. The device powers a variety of new products designed to make the mobile experience even more useful, entertaining, versatile and fun. Note7 users can explore boundless new virtual reality experiences via the new Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus, create 360 and virtual reality content with the Gear 360 camera, and lead a more a more connected lifestyle through Gear IconX, and Level Active.
“Simply put, the Galaxy Note7 is the best phone we’ve ever built, and it’s made even better by the ecosystem of Samsung devices that support and enhance it,” said Tim Baxter, President, Samsung Electronics America. “Powered by Note7, Samsung is making it easier than ever to explore your interests and pursue your passions. Users can create and explore new VR worlds, stay fit and connected on the go with new wireless headphones.”
Galaxy Note7: The Perfect Combination of Productivity and Entertainment
The new Galaxy Note7 is the phone that’s built to work the way you live, helping you do more. Its big, bold and brilliant screen offers limitless entertainment potential. A redesigned S Pen and water and dust resistance1 make productivity possible almost anywhere. Note7’s enhanced security options bring together our trusted Samsung Knox platform with new groundbreaking features like an iris scanner.
In the U.S., the Galaxy Note7 is available in Blue Coral, Silver Titanium and Black Onyx. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon Wireless will carry the Galaxy Note7 in stores beginning today. The Galaxy Note7 is available on Samsung.com, at Samsung Experience Shops at Best Buy, as well as Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, Car Toys, Sam’s Club, Target and select Walmart stores.
Virtual Reality: Create and Explore with Samsung
Note7 seamlessly powers and enhances the VR experience—supporting Samsung’s ecosystem of VR products and services.
In concert with the Note7 launch, Samsung is debuting a new edition of our leading Gear VR headset. Compatible with many of the latest Galaxy phones, including Note7, Galaxy S7 and more, Gear VR allows users to explore premium virtual reality, anywhere, with a redesigned look in a blue-black color and an expanded field of view. With the Note7’s state-of-the-art Super AMOLED screen and ultrafast processor, Gear VR users can immerse themselves in unique and unparalleled VR experiences. Gear VR is available for $99.99 at Amazon.com, AT&T stores and www.att.com, Best Buy, Samsung.com, T-Mobile and Verizon.
What’s more, the Note7 pairs perfectly with the Gear 360—Samsung’s powerful, affordable, high-resolution 360-degree camera. Gear 360 lets users create high resolution (3840 X 1920), 360-degree images and videos while on the go—all via the latest Galaxy smartphones. Users can share their content directly to social networks or Samsung VR—the company’s premium virtual reality service. Gear 360 is available online for $349.99.
Go with Galaxy: Fitness Enhanced, Wherever Life Takes You
Galaxy Note7 empowers users to take fitness with them wherever they go—and Samsung is enhancing that experience with two new Bluetooth audio accessories.
Designed for users seeking the ultimate cord-free fitness experience, the Gear IconX earbuds feature touch controls, built-in memory for up to 1,000 songs, and it tracks your speed, distance, pace, and heart rate in real time. Gear IconX also syncs seamlessly with your smartphone to track your progress through S Health2. Gear IconX is available for an MSRP of $199.99.
Level Active delivers high-quality sound and touch-controlled performance tracking in a lightweight, sweat-resistant package. Linked by a behind-the-neck cable, the earbuds pair effortlessly with your mobile device—making answering a call, controlling your music, or accessing your fitness data via S Health easier than ever. Level Active is available for an MSRP of $99.99.
Both can be found at major retailers including BestBuy, Amazon, Target, Samsung.com and select mobile carriers.
Travel Connected: In-Auto Productivity, Performance, Efficiency and Fun
Samsung Connect auto enables drivers to get truly connected to their car through a single device providing a variety of smart car technologies. Key features include an AT&T 4G LTE-powered Wi-Fi hotspot for up to ten devices and smart monitoring to keep track of your car’s whereabouts, even in a crowded parking lot. Additionally, vehicle health alerts decode warning indicators to easily communicate vehicle issues, and a driver’s scorecard measures safety factors to enable cost saving adjustments for a better, smarter and more connected ‘on the road’ experience. Samsung Connect auto requires a wireless data plan. AT&T will be the first wireless provider for the product in the U.S.
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1Dust and water resistant based on IP68 rating, which tests submersion up to 5 feet for up to 30 minutes.
2The information gathered from these devices or their related software is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease. The accuracy of the information and data provided by this device and its related software, including heart rate readings, may be affected by factors such as environmental conditions, skin condition, specific activity performed while wearing the device, settings of the device, user configuration/user provided information, placement of the sensor on the wrist, and other end-user interactions.
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), is a recognized innovative leader in consumer electronics, mobile devices and enterprise solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA is pushing beyond the limits of today’s technology and providing consumers and organizations with a portfolio of groundbreaking products in appliances, home entertainment, Internet of Things, mobile computing, smartphones, virtual reality, wireless infrastructure and wearables, in addition to offering leading content and services related to mobile payments, 360-degree VR video, customer support and more. Samsung is a pioneering leader in smartphones and HDTVs in the U.S. and one of America’s fastest growing home appliance brands. To discover more about Samsung, please visit www.samsung.com. For the latest Samsung news, please visit news.samsung.com/us and follow us @SamsungNewsUS.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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