Samsung Electronics have officially confirmed that the Galaxy Note 7 will be launched On August 2nd at the Samsung Unpacked event. Simultaneous launch events will take place in New York, London, and Rio de Janeiro. Live streaming of the New York event will be available at news.samsung.com/global
There have been a lot of leaks regarding the Galaxy Note 7. As per those leaks, the Galaxy Note 7 will feature a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED QuadHD dual-edged display with Gorilla Glass 4,with power provided by recently announced Snapdragon 821 SoC. It is rumored to have 6GB of RAM and base storage of 64GB. In terms of camera, the phone might have a slightly upgraded version of S7’s camera and will now feature a 12MP sensor with F1.7 aperture lens. Talking at the press release, Samsung electronics said:
With added functionality of the S Pen and large screen, the Galaxy Note7 is a powerful instrument for achievement and self-expression, and is made for those who want to get the most from their phones – and their lives. Galaxy Note7 will help people do more in work, at home and everywhere in between. We can’t wait to tell you more about it!
The company also provides the reason for skipping the Note 6 model, and will directly be launching Note 7.
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.
Although the price and expected availability date has not been announced, some publications have noted that the price will be around $900, which is $100 more than the launch price of Note 5. For more details, we have to wait until the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Unpacked event!