Well aware of the total lack of mystery in the smartphone arena, Samsung has decided not to bother with the teasers by announcing that the next handset in the Galaxy Note range will launch on August 2nd. The company published a blog post yesterday, also confirming that it will be called the Note 7 rather than the Note 6.
“You might be curious as to why it’s called Galaxy Note 7 instead of Galaxy Note 6,” it explained. “There are a couple reasons why. First, the Galaxy Note 7 will complement our Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, and unify our product portfolio. Second, the Galaxy Note 7 will minimize confusion about the latest mobile technology from Samsung, and provide full alignment with Galaxy S smartphone.”
No surprises there then. We’re expecting the Note 7 to resemble a larger version of the S7 Edge, though it will come alongside a new S Pen with ‘added functionality’ and feature a bunch of large screen-specific features. Samsung hasn’t spilled all the beans yet, but reports suggest the smartphone will be a 5.7-incher, with a QHD display, 64GB of expandable storage and a 12-megapixel dual camera setup. It's likely to be extremely expensive though.
The London launch will kick off at 4pm, though simultaneous events will be held in New York and Rio de Janeiro.