Samsung Confirms Galaxy Note 7 Name And Launch Date
The invites are out for Samsung’s upcoming ‘Galaxy Unpacked’ event. The event is scheduled to take place on August 2 at New York on 11am EDT (8.30PM IST).
The South Korean tech giant has confirmed that it will be launching the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phablet, successor to Galaxy Note 5, at the event. The company will also be holding simultaneous events at Rio de Janeiro and London.
In the invite, Samsung says that its upcoming Galaxy Note 7 “will help people do more in work, at home and everywhere in between.” The company also talks about the device’s stylus S Pen. “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.”
the ‘detailed invite’, the South Korean tech giant also clears the air as to why the company has decided to the name the upcoming phablet as Galaxy Note 7 instead of the Galaxy Note 6. Giving two reasons, it says “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,” says the company.
As per leaks hoping around , the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is expected to run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out-of-the-box along with a new Grace UX interface on top. It is likely to sport a 5.7-inch QHD display of 1440×2560 pixel resolution. The device is also supposed to feature an iris scanner. There are varying reports about the Galaxy Note 7’s RAM, while some reports claim that the phablet will house 6GB RAM, others hint at 4GB RAM.
Other reports suggest that the smartphone to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and have 32GB in-built storage with microSD card support. Other rumoured specifications include a 12MP rear camera with a dual-pixel setup. The phone will most likely be water resistant as well.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will reportedly start at a price of 849 in Europe, roughly translating to around Rs 63,000.