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Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 looks awesome in 'Coral Blue'

Feast your eyes on the Note 7's coolest color from every angle.

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This is the long-awaited Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

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Its stylus is its hallmark.

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Without the S Pen, the Note would be just like the S7 Edge.

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Redesigned, this year's S Pen has a tiny tip for greater accuracy.

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While everyone else lugged a laptop to this meeting, I used the Note to jot to-do lists, update Google Docs and respond to email.

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This is the second Note with curved sides (the Note Edge's right side sloped, but not the left).

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It shines in gold and blue.

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The Note's signature moves: drawing, writing and navigating with a stylus.

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An iris scanner can unlock parts of your phone.

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That ghosted circle on screen pulls up S Pen tools.

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The pen rarely fell off the rounded sides.

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It promises 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity.

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This year, the shortcuts include a translation tool.

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A closer look at the Note 5, left, and Note 7. Nope, you're not missing anything. There is no Note 6.

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Now from the back,. The Note 5 is on the left.

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Count them up! All 7 Note phones.

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From left to right, the Samsung Galaxy Note, Note II, Note 3, Note 4, Note Edge, Note 5 -- no Note 6 -- and Note 7.

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The S Pen has also evolved, from oldest (left) to newest (far right).

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A new tool magnifies a portion of the screen.

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The Note 7 runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow (for now...).

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Expect an upgrade to Android Nougat.

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Since the Note 7 has the same functionality as the Edge, you get these shortcut menus.

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Including a sort of speed dial.

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Samsung will sell the Note 7 in four colors around the world, but not every region will get every color.

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The heart-rate monitor in the flash array is another mainstay.

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A reflective backing means fingerprint buildup.

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It also means colors shift with the light.

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As with the Note 5, you can take a memo when the screen is off.

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And now you can also pin it to the Always On display.

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It's faint, but you can see your memo without turning on the phone -- great for shopping trips.

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After an hour, the note unpins itself. You can repin it if you want. (It'd be great to set a time limit for yourself.)

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The Note 7 gains another skill, too.

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It can make an animated GIF from a video.

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The Note 7 is water-resistant...

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...and so is the S Pen, so you can write on the screen even if it's wet.

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Great if you're caught in the rain.

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The native camera app now responds to gestures.

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That means you can swipe left and right for filters and effects.

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Swipe up and down to switch between front and rear cameras.

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The Note 7's bottom edge holds a headphone jack, USB-C port and the S Pen stylus.

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You can see the symmetrical front and back sides.

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The SIM tray pops out up top.

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Unlike last year's Note 5, the pen won't get stuck in its holster if you put it in the wrong way.

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Here it is with the USB-C charger cable.

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Prepare to stock up on these.

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Last year's Note 5, left, compared to this year's Note 7.

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Because of that USB-C port, the Note 7 won't connect into the existing Gear VR headset, so Samsung made a new one.

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The updated Gear VR has interchangeable parts so you can use it with all compatible Samsung phones, Micro-USB and USB-C.

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Enjoy more shots of the Note 7.

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How does the phone do? Check out our first impressions of the Note 7 here.

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The S7, S7 Edge and Note 7, from left to right.

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