Samsung has not only revealed the name of its next Galaxy Note but also just confirmed when we can expect the phablet to arrive.
In a blog post published 12 July, the smartphone-maker said: "On August 2nd, Samsung Electronics will unveil the Galaxy Note 7." The obvious name for the next Galaxy Note device would be the Galaxy Note 6, given last year's was the Galaxy Note 5, but many rumours have suggested Samsung would actually call the next Note the Galaxy Note 7, rather than the Galaxy Note 6, jumping a digit.
Samsung has now explained that it chose the Galaxy Note 7 name to complement its Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge flagships, and to minimise confusion. While confirming those rumours were true, Samsung described the Galaxy Note 7 as 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".
It added that, with the S Pen functionality and larger screen, Galaxy Note7 will "help people do more in work, at home and everywhere in between". Samsung also sent an event invite to the media, highlighting what appears to be the phone's S Pen stylus. Recent rumours have claimed it is getting a major update, though Samsung has yet to comment on those reports.
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Samsung will hold a Galaxy Unpacked event at 11 am EST in New York on 2 August to unveil the new Note, aligning precisely with a number of earlier claims that suggested it would debut the phablet on that date. It appears as though the event will be live-streamed, too.
Samsung didn’t confirm any other details about Galaxy Note 7.