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Qualcomm Powers Next Generation Samsung Galaxy Note7

The Samsung Galaxy Note7 Integrates new Features, Including a Secure Iris Scanning Biometrics Support

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., is powering Samsung’s most intelligent smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Note7 for select regions. The Samsung Galaxy Note7 features the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 processor with an integrated X12 LTE modem, Qualcomm® Adreno™ 530 GPU, Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 680 DSP, and Qualcomm Haven™ that is a secure foundation for eye-based biometric scanning. The built-in Snapdragon 820 processor supports 4K video capture and playback on the Samsung Galaxy Note7 and offers support for slow motion video at 240 frames per second (fps). It also powers the Qualcomm Aqstic™ audio codec, providing users with impressive high-fidelity audio performance. Users will also be able to rapidly replenish the Note7’s powerful 3,500mAh battery using Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ technology.

“Qualcomm Technologies and Samsung continue to build upon a long history of working together to provide consumers with superior mobile experiences, and we are pleased to do so again with the Galaxy Note7,” said Alex Katouzian, senior vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “The powerful Snapdragon 820 processor, in concert with secure eye-based biometric authentication, offers users a truly next-generation mobile experience at their fingertips.”

“We are pleased to offer a smartphone that comes with a secure iris scanning feature,” said Hyungsuk Kim, vice president, multimedia R&D group, mobile communication business, Samsung Electronics. “We worked very closely with Qualcomm Technologies engineers to deliver security for biometrics technologies. The user can simply use their eyes to unlock the phone or make a mobile payment, while at ease that the latest mobile technologies are used to protect their personal and professional data.” 

The Samsung Galaxy Note7 will be available starting on August 19 in Blue Coral, Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium and Black Onyx. For additional product information, please visit, or

About Qualcomm Incorporated

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Qualcomm Incorporated includes Qualcomm’s licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm’s engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses, including its semiconductor business, QCT. For more than 30 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit Qualcomm’s website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.

Qualcomm, Snapdragon, Adreno and Hexagon are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries. Qualcomm Haven, Qualcomm Aqstic and Quick Charge are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated.

Qualcomm Snapdragon, Qualcomm Adreno, Qualcomm Hexagon, Qualcomm Haven, Qualcomm Aqstic and Qualcomm Quick Charge are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Galaxy Note7 features Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 and 3.0. The version varies by markets.