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Samsung confirms Galaxy Note 7 name and launch date

Samsung has announced the name and launch date for the upcoming Galaxy Note 7 phablet. The name comes as little surprise, with a lot of prior evidence giving a strong indication, plus a series of rumors pointing towards its launch date: August 2, 2016. 

The naming of the biggest, most powerful Samsung flagship of the year has taken a slight turn from convention. A Galaxy Note 6 will not follow last year's Note 5 but, instead, this year's model will be called the Galaxy Note 7. The reasoning behind this is clearly to bring the Note series into line with the Galaxy S series, which is led by the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge this year.

A Galaxy Note 6 will not follow last year's Note 5. This model will be called the Galaxy Note 7

As with last year, the presentation can be watched on YouTube. 'Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2016' will be held in several locations on August 2. The first will be in New York at 11am EST, while simultaneous events will also be held in Rio de Janeiro at noon and in London at 4pm. Below is the flyer Samsung posted on its website:

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 unpacked 2016
The Galaxy Note 7 launch flyer. / © Samsung

As you can see above, Samsung has dotted styluses across the flyer to indicate that a phablet is incoming. Underneath the stylus on the right-hand side, the number '7' is printed next to 'Unpacked 2016'. After months of anticipation, the final countdown is underway. 

The Galaxy Note 7 is tipped to be the most expensive smartphone Samsung has ever released, with a rumored price of more than $900. Design-wise, we're expecting a display with curved edges on the front like the Galaxy S7 Edge. Rumored specs include a Snapdragon 823 processor and 6 GB of RAM.

Are you excited for the launch of the Note 7? Could this be the best device we'll see in 2016? Let us know in the comments.


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  • Moussa 3 months ago Link to comment

    I don't mind a non-removable battery as long as it's long lasting, but the expendable storage is a must for me.

  • Anthony 3 months ago Link to comment

    There is no way that the Note 7 comes with SD823, Qualcomm already launched the 821 which will power the Q3 devices.

  • iko 3 months ago Link to comment

    I will wait till lauch then make my mind to say yes or no

  • Mark 3 months ago Link to comment

    No removable battery no sale for me. The Note 4 is the last Note I will own until they bring it back.

    • I guess you'll never own another Note then. You're going to see more manufacturers do this. especially after the success of Samsung I believe.

      • Mark 3 months ago Link to comment

        As long as people will accept planed obsolescence your right. I personally won't as long as I have the option not to. Someday because of people like you who don't care, I may not have that choice.

      • You make a fair point, Mark. Although I've noticed that if it's not a dead battery first, it's the eventual slowing of Android that makes older devices practically unusable. But yes, ideally we should have the option to change the battery when we want. It just seems to becoming less of an option each year...

      • Dazzler 3 months ago Link to comment

        I think when Samsung released the S6 without an SD card, waterproofing or removable battery they took a lot of flak, they brought back the SD and waterproofing for the S7 so if people keep making enough noise over it they might bring back the removable battery too...

  • yes i am excited for note 7.i have note 5 and i am badly waiting for launching of note 7 and i will buy at any cost.

    • Well it seems that the Note 7 is likely to cost a lot! But we can expect something pretty fantastic as well. I'm also very excited for the launch.

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