After months of countless leaks and rumors our reports about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 launch and release date were spot on. Moments ago Samsung confirmed the company will be hosting their annual “Unpacked” event for 2016 on August 2nd in New York City. This will be the launch of the Galaxy Note 7, a new Gear VR and possibly more.
In April the first rumors started swirling about what was then being called the Galaxy Note 6, shortly after Samsung released its latest flagship Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. With a new bigger phone what would happen to the Note lineup. Well, nothing but a better, faster more secure Galaxy Note 7 is in the works.
Below is the latest leaked image of the Galaxy Note 7, from the popular leakster @evleaks, and below that is the invite sent from Samsung themselves. It confirms what this event is for, with a stylus and the number seven, clearly hinting at the Galaxy Note 7 release. Read on for the latest details.
It’s finally official. The successor to the popular Galaxy Note 5 and the next big phablet from Samsung is the Galaxy Note 7, and it will be announced and unveiled at Samsung Unpacked on August 2nd in New York City.
Last year the company did the same thing with the Note 5, around the middle of August, and released the phone less than two weeks later. We’re expecting something similar for the new Note 7, meaning it could be less than 30 days away.
Along with the image provided above that puts all rumors to rest regarding the name Samsung also sent out a quick press release that confirms the “Samsung Galaxy Note 7” and not the Galaxy Note 6. Here’s what the company had to say.
“First and foremost though, you might be curious as to why it’s called Galaxy Note7 instead of Galaxy Note6. There are a couple reasons why. First, the Galaxy Note7 will complement our Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, and unify our product portfolio. Second, the Galaxy Note7 will minimize confusion about the latest mobile technology from Samsung, and provide full alignment with Galaxy S smartphone.”
Also, it’s worth noting that if we count the first curved Galaxy Note Edge as a Note device, this is technically the seventh Galaxy Note that has been released by Samsung in the last couple of years.
Galaxy Note 7 Details
So what can potential buyers expect from the August 2nd announcement of the Galaxy Note 7. Well, multiple leaks and rumors have given us a good idea of what to expect, and we’ve round them all up in one place at the link below.
From everything we’ve seen and heard the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will have the same 5.7-inch screen size as past models, but be curved like the Galaxy S7 Edge from earlier this year. We could see a regular flat model as well, but that’s yet to be determined.
Samsung will likely keep the design nearly the same as last years Note 5, but add the improved 12 Dual Pixel camera, IP68 dust and water resistance, a micro-SD slot to expand storage (and the new UFS card slot) along with a USB Type-C port, possibly 6GB of RAM and an all-new Iris eye scanner for improved security. We can also expect a huge 3,800 or 4,000 mAh battery for amazing battery life. The phone will probably launch with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, as Google hasn’t released Android 7.0 Nougat yet.
Back in June a few rumors suggested the release date would be August 15th or the week of the 15th, but we’ve also heard it will be announced and released on the same day. Meaning it could be available from all US carriers and around the globe August 2nd, or we may have to wait two weeks similar to the launch in 2015.
Either way, the new Galaxy Note 7 will be here soon enough, and it has plenty to offer that should make it one of Samsung’s best smartphones ever released. Here’s how it compares to the Galaxy Note 5, and a look at it vs the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. Stay tuned for more details.