Specs comparison: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs. Galaxy S6 edge+

Today, Samsung has officially unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Note 7. It’s not only a successor to the Galaxy Note 5, but also the Galaxy S6 edge+ in some ways. Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone is a considerable upgrade from the Galaxy S6 edge+ in terms of hardware specifications, and it also comes with an S Pen.

The Galaxy Note 7 has a 5.7-inch curved display with a newer version of Gorilla Glass, a speedier processor, an improved camera that offers better images in low-light conditions, a microSD card slot, IP68 water-resistance and dust-resistance, and more importantly, a higher capacity battery. All these things make the Galaxy Note 7 a great upgrade from the Galaxy S6 edge+, and here’s a spec-by-spec comparison between the two devices.

Galaxy S6 edge+Galaxy Note 7
Display5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass 45.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED Edge panel, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
S PenNoYes, 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity
ProcessorSamsung Exynos 7420 Octa clocked at 2.1GHzSamsung Exynos 8890 2.3GHz/Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 2.15GHz
Rear Camera16-megapixel ISOCELL/IMX240, 1/2.6-inch, f/1.9, phase-detection autofocus, OIS, 1.12 micron pixels, 4K video recording12-megapixel, 1/2.6-inch, f/1.7, Dual Pixel autofocus, OIS, 1.4 micron pixels, 4K video recording
Front camera5-megapixel, f/1.9 aperture, QHD video recording5-megapixel, f/1.7 aperture, QHD video recording
Storage32/64GB internal, non-expandable64GB internal, microSD slot (up to 256GB)
SoftwareAndroid 5.1.1 Lollipop, upgradable to Android 6.0.1Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, upgradable to Android 7.0
Battery3,000 mAh, fast wired and wireless charging3,500 mAh, fast wired and wireless charging
Other featuresSamsung Pay, fingerprint sensor, heart rate sensorSamsung Pay, fingerprint sensor, water resistance, USB Type-C port, iris scanner, heart rate sensor
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