The Note 7 was awaited by millions of people from all over the world, but when it finally hit the stores and landed in the hands of their new owners, some accidents happened and you’ve probably heard of the cases when some batteries exploded while charging. Samsung was put in a delicate situation, being forced to withdraw the phablet from the market and solve the battery issues, before shipping it out to more countries. India was supposed to receive pre-ordered devices on September 2, but Samsung has pushed back the release and in order to compensate for the convenience, it’s offering customers a free Gear VR.
The Gear VR was released on November 27, 2015 and it had an introductory price of $99.99. The headset has a Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560x1440p (1280×1440 per eye), it has a 96-degree field of view and it includes a gyroscope, an accelerometer and IMU. It’s compatible with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7, S7, S7 Edge, Note 5, S6, S6 Edge and S6 Edge+, it has a back button and it’s controllable using the touchpad.
The Note 7 phablet comes with a dust and water resistant body that uses the same design as the previous model: glass on the back and metal on the sides, but it has a dual-edge screen of 5.7-inch with a QHD resolution that stays always on. For now, it runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, but it’s planned to upgrade to 7.0 Nougat in the next months. Inside, it has the latest Exynos 8890 chipset that’s powered by an octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Mongoose & 4×1.6 GHz Cortex-A53) processor backed by Mali-T880 MP12 graphics and 4GB of RAM and the internal memory has a capacity of 64GB, but it supports expansion up to 256GB. The two cameras are the same ones from the Galaxy S7 and their resolutions are 12MP and 5MP. The problematic battery has been increased from 3000mAh to 3500mAh, and hopefully, it will no longer explode.
Samsung is also offering an INR 3,300 ($50) voucher to Indian users to enjoy Oculus content.