Samsung took the wraps off its latest phablet, the Galaxy Note 7. (No, you’re not imaging things: The last Note was the Note 5, but Samsung skipped a number to keep the device in line with its other new smartphones, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.)
The Note 7, which has a 5.7-inch display, features iris and fingerprint scanning for enhanced security, and consumers will be able to authenticate purchases made with Samsung Pay using the iris-recognition technology.
Samsung also gave the Note 7 S Pen a refresh. The S Pen now has a new Air Command feature that lets users zoom in on the screen or convert languages by hovering the pen over the phablet’s screen.
The phone’s display will be made of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 when it becomes available in stores Aug. 19. Three colors will be offered: Blue Coral, Silver Titanium and Black Onyx.
New accessories will accompany the device, including the S-View Standing Cover to prop it up at a 60-degree angle, and an IP68 water-resistant battery pack.