Television ad for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 teases some features (VIDEO)
This is it. The real deal. A video posted to YouTube by Samsung Mobile Korea is the first television commercial we've seen for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. And it's all about teasing some of the features that will be offered by the 5.8-inch phablet. Features like the fingerprint scanner and the pattern lock are first out of the gate, although the whole device is not displayed. The handset will also offer an iris scanner that can unlock the phone in .22 seconds.
The rumored IP68 certification is also teased. The Galaxy Note 7 is expected to be the first in the Galaxy Note line to be waterproof. The phablet should be able to get submerged in up to 5-feet of water for as long as 30 minutes, and live to tell the tale. And a row of numbers from 0 to 5 lights up with a question mark after the last digit. This signifies Samsung's decision to skip the Galaxy Note 6 name and go straight to the Note 7. We've already explained Sammy's reasoning here; it doesn't want the phablet's name to include a number less than the one used on the Samsung Galaxy S line for fear that consumers would think that it offered older technology.
The ad ends with the confirmation that the Galaxy Note 7 will be launched in August, We should see the phablet unveiled at Samsung's next Unpacked event in New York City on August 2nd.