The eagerly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 6, likely to be called Galaxy Note 7 edge, has had a release event date leaked for just two months away.

According to serial leakster Evan Blass, the event should take place around 2 August. He tweeted yesterday saying: "Galaxy Note 6/7 launch event is almost exactly two months away."

Rumours have pointed towards an August launch event despite previous generations being announced at IFA in September. That said, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 was announced last year on 13 August.

Since Samsung is rumoured to be pitting its next Note device against Apple's new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, this date makes sense. Apple usually announces its iPhone shortly after IFA in September. Perhaps Samsung wants to get in nice and early this year.

This targeting of Apple is also attributed to the name. Samsung is rumoured to skip the Galaxy Note 6 name and jump straight to Note 7 in order to sound as new as its own Galaxy S7 as well as Apple's iPhone 7.

Specs rumoured for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 edge include a 5.8-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, Qualcomm and Exynos chip options, 6GB of RAM, dual-cameras and a fast-charging 4000mAh battery.

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