Samsung Galaxy Note7 scheduled to launch on August 2

Samsung has set out invites for its next gala event, the Galaxy Unpacked event on August 2, 2016, to announce its flagship phablet, the Samsung Galaxy Note7.

Samsung Galaxy Note7 launch invite on August 2

Samsung has also revealed that the Note7 will rock new S Pen features and a large display. Also, the invite shows an image of the new S Pen. Lets check out the rumoured specifications and features of the upcoming flagship phablet from Samsung below.

Samsung Galaxy Note7 Rendered Image

Samsung Galaxy Note7 Specifications

The Samsung Galaxy Note7 will feature a 5.7-inch (2560 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD Super AMOLED always-on curved edge display. It will be powered by an octa-core Exynos 8 / quad-core 821 64-bit processor. It will come with 6 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and have 64 GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded via microSD card. It will run on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow with TouchWiz UI on top of it.

One the camera front, the Galaxy Note7 will rock a 12 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, dual-pixel Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) and Smart OIS. It will come with a 5 megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. It will come with a heart rate sensor, fingerprint sensor, Iris scanner and Barometer as well. It will also be water and dust resistant as it will be IP68 certified. It will support Hybrid Dual SIM (nano), where the user can swap the second SIM card to put in a microSD card.

The Galaxy Note7 will come with 4G with VoLTE, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual Band), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS with GLONASS, USB Type-C and NFC as connectivity options. The phablet will pack in a 3,600 mAh battery under the hood, that is expected to support both wired and wireless (WPC and PMA) fast charging.

The Samsung Galaxy Note7 is expected to be available in Black Onyx, Silver Titanium and Blue Coral color variants. The Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event will take place in New York at 11:00 AM EDT (8:30 PM IST) on August 2, 2016. Also, there will be simultaneous events in Rio de Janeiro and London. We will get to know about the pricing and global roll out details at the launch event itself.

Regarding the Galaxy Note7 and the reason for skipping the Note6, Samsung said:

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. Galaxy Note7 will help people do more in work, at home and everywhere in between. We can’t wait to tell you more about it!

First and foremost though, you might be curious as to why it’s called Galaxy Note7 instead of Galaxy Note6. There are a couple of 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.

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