Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 7 at an Unpacked event that will be staged in New York City. The phone comes in to take the place held by the highly successful Galaxy Note 5 released last year.
Samsung was expected to release the Galaxy Note 6 but things changed for marketing reasons. According to the South Korean tech giant, people could easily confuse a Galaxy S6 for being a year older than the Galaxy Note 5 just because of the numbers, yet in fact, the latter is months newer than the former. This is something the company didn’t want to see repeating with the already released Samsung Galaxy S7, hence the Galaxy Note 7.
The Unpacked event will also be available for live streaming, just in case you won’t make it to the launch venue. The main event will kick off from 11am Eastern Daylight Time and there will be other events held in Brazil’s Rio and Britain’s London at 12pm and 4pm, respectively. To watch the event live, you can visit the official Samsung page when the event starts from wherever you are.
While the Galaxy Note 7 is expected to be launched on Tuesday, 2nd August, it will not be available for purchase in all markets apart from the launch venues. What this means is that those in the U.S., Brazil, and the UK will have a chance to get their hands on the phablet as from August 2 onwards, with the rest of the world joining the party a few weeks later. At the time of this writing, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is already up for pre-orders in Dubai and rumors point to next week with respect to T-Mobile.
The latest reports coming in with respect to the Galaxy Note 7 also confirm that the phone will have a 3500mAh battery unit, an iris scanner as well as 12MP and 5MP rear and front cameras, respectively.
As for the rest of the spec sheet, expect a phone with a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED screen that packs a 1440p resolution and curved dual edges. Under the hood, reports are pointing towards a Snapdragon 820/Exynos 8893 SoC, at least 4GB RAM and 64GB of onboard storage, which will also be expandable via a microSD card. In terms of software, expect Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box.
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