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Galaxy Note 5, anyone? Samsung sets the date for August 13

Samsung is trying to top one of the best phones of 2014, the Galaxy Note 4 (pictured)
Samsung is trying to top one of the best phones of 2014, the Galaxy Note 4 (pictured)
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Samsung is trying to top one of the best phones of 2014, the Galaxy Note 4 (pictured)
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Samsung is trying to top one of the best phones of 2014, the Galaxy Note 4 (pictured)
Samsung's event teaser
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Samsung's event teaser

Samsung has sent out invitations to the press for an August 13 event in New York City. Officially, the invite doesn't mention any products. Unofficially, you can bet your S Pen that the centerpiece will be the Galaxy Note 5.

Samsung will be announcing its flagship phablet a bit earlier than in previous years, as it's traditionally launched at IFA in early September. Previous rumors had suggested Samsung was bumping the event up this year to spread it out farther from Apple's expected iPhone announcements (which usually take place in September).

Samsung's event teaser
Samsung's event teaser

The invite teaser (above) shows a series of perspective lines, which have a bump or curve in the middle. This could point to the rumored Galaxy S6 edge Plus, which leaks point suggest will be a larger version of the curved-screen Galaxy S6 edge.

Other possibilities at the event include Samsung's first round smartwatch and the full consumer version of the Gear VR virtual reality headset – though it's also possible Samsung will save some of those wearable announcements for IFA, which starts on September 4.

Samsung's event starts at 11 am ET on August 13. Gizmag will be on the ground, so be sure to check back for much more.

2 comments
Island Architect
If the Calendar isn't two way then it's a POS. Bill
PremPersaud
I wonder if the note 5 will work with the current version of the gear VR innovators edition? Hope so...