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Samsung is going to launch the Galaxy Note 7 (hold the 6, please) on August 2

Samsung is going to launch the...
The invitation for next month's Galaxy Note event in NYC
The invitation for next month's Galaxy Note event in NYC
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The invitation for next month's Galaxy Note event in NYC
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The invitation for next month's Galaxy Note event in NYC
Last year's Galaxy Note 5 – the new model will skip the "6" and jump straight into the "Galaxy Note 7"
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Last year's Galaxy Note 5 – the new model will skip the "6" and jump straight into the "Galaxy Note 7"

As the rumor mill predicted, Samsung is officially set to announce its next Galaxy Note phablet early next month. Fans of stylus-laden smartphones can expect an upgraded version on August 2 in New York City.

The invite, sent out to members of the press today (including Gizmag), not only confirms the leaked date of the event; it also appears to confirm that the phone will be called the Galaxy Note 7. Last year's model was the Galaxy Note 5, but based on that tiny "7" in the teaser image above (and also predicted by numerous leaks), it appears Samsung is taking a cue from Microsoft's book: It jumped straight from Windows 8 to Windows 10 early last year.

In this case logic points to Samsung skipping the "6" to bring the Note line onto level numeric branding ground with the Galaxy S7. Or perhaps it's a pre-emptive marketing move to pit the new Note as a peer of the iPhone 7.

Last year's Galaxy Note 5 – the new model will skip the "6" and jump straight into the "Galaxy Note 7"
Last year's Galaxy Note 5 – the new model will skip the "6" and jump straight into the "Galaxy Note 7"

With the leaks so far batting 1.000 on the Galaxy Note's event date and branding, we'd may as well mention that the scuttlebutt is pointing towards the phone having a 5.7-inch QHD AMOLED display (the same specs as last year in that category), but with the dual-edged display from Samsung's Galaxy S Edge series.

Other rumored specs include a faster Snapdragon 821 processor, USB Type C port (which will require an updated Gear VR, as the current version uses microUSB), starting with a base 64 GB internal storage and possibly including a whopping 6 GB of RAM (on even keel with the OnePlus 3). Of course you'll want to take all of that with healthy grains of salt until Samsung takes the stage next month.

We'll be on the ground at the August 2 event with full hands-on coverage.

2 comments
gizmowiz
No removable or attachable battery? No thanks.
Reaper26
Rumor was originally Note 6 and it was going to come with 6 G's of RAM. & 6 in. display. But most of the rumors do not support this any more. More likely the specs are going to be a 5.8" display with water resistance like the G7, due to that they cannot make it with a removable battery. Same sim/sd chip port as the G7, 4000 Mah battery. But hate to break the news NO IRIS scanner. Due to Battery drain. And display is the same quality as the G7. Also the body design is flat like the G7 not a curvy edge model.