It’s official, Samsung has begun inviting media to an August 2nd event in New York City at 11am EDT and the rumoured change to the Note 7 name – skipping the note 6 – is confirmed.
The invite is basic, but that small, yet prominent blue 7 on the invite basically confirms the device announced at the event will be the Note 7. Samsung have further confirmed the change on their site, explaining the need for the change:
First and foremost though, you might be curious as to why it’s called Galaxy Note7 instead of Galaxy Note6. 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.
The phone hasn’t got a huge amount of surprises, we already know what it looks like thanks to Evan Blass (@evleaks) after he leaked it earlier this month.
Samsung Galaxy Note7 in (from l to r) Black Onyx, Silver Titanium, and Blue Coral pic.twitter.com/QiePUEG9GP
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 1, 2016
What’s in the Note 7 is the question? There’s been rumours galore, including hints that the phone will include an iris scanner for stronger biometric security. Under the hood, we should see Samsung again using their Exynos processor, but a Snapdragon 820 variant for selected markets is also possible. Other rumoured specs include:
|Key Specifications:||Samsung Galaxy Note 7|
|Release date||August 2016|
|Screen technology||Super AMOLED|
|Resolution||2,560 x 1,440|
|Core config||2.3GHz Quad + 1.6GHz Quad|
|MicroSD||Yes, up to 256GB|
|Android OS||Android 6.0.1|
|Vendor skin||Samsung UI|
|Dimensions||153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9mm|
We’ll see the official specs on August 2nd – that’s 1am on the 3rd of August AEST for those wanting to watch the live stream of the event that Samsung will be putting up on Samsung.com.
Have you been waiting for the Galaxy Note 7?