Here is how the newly launched Samsung Galaxy Note 7 compares to the company's current flagship, the Galaxy S7. The new phone is much larger, but shares much of its stablemate's same basic platform.

That size increase comes from having a bigger screen. The Note 7's measures 5.7in, compared to 5.1in on the S7, and is curved slightly at the edges. Both have the same resolution, however, of 2560 x 1440, and both share a similar octa-core processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. They are also both equally water resistant to a depth of 1.5 meters and both run Android 6 Marshmallow.

But the Note 7 has two major new features to separate it from the S7. First, there is an updated S Pen stylus for drawing and writing on the screen. More interestingly, the Note 7 is the first mass-market handset to feature an iris scanner for making sure it is securely locked.

.Samsung Galaxy Note 7Samsung Galaxy S7
Screen size5.7in5.1in
Screen resolution2560 x 14402560 x 1440
ProcessorExynos 8890 Octa-coreExynos 8890 Octa-core
Cameras5MP front / 12MP rear5MP front / 12MP rear

IBTimes UK is at the London launch event for the Galaxy Note 7 now and will update this article when we learn more about the new phone. We will also be publishing our hands-on first impressions of the Note 7 very soon.