The pre-order offer on Samsung’s website includes a free Gear Fit2 or 256GB memory card.

The Note 7, which was launched this week, comes with an S-Pen and a Wacom digitiser on the display, and features an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance.

The Note 7 also adds iris scanning to its list of security features, which already includes a fingerprint scanner and Samsung Knox functionality.

Samsung also unveiled a new Gear VR headset for the device.

Samsung did this as it changed the connector on the Note 7 – it uses a USB Type-C port instead of micro USB. Previous Gear VR headsets are equipped with a micro USB plug.

Samsung said the Galaxy Note 7 will be available from 19 August, and will be offered in Blue, Gold, Silver, and Black.

Specifications Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Dimensions 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm
Weight 169g
Operating system Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Display 5.7″ QHD (1,440 x 2,560)
Rear camera 12MP dual-pixel f/1.7 lens
Front camera 5MP f/1.7
Storage, internal 64GB
Storage, expandable microSD up to 256GB
RAM 4GB
Processor Octa core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.6GHz Quad)
Battery 3,500mAh
Cellular data LTE-A, HSPA+
Ingress protection IP68 water and dust resistant