Three weeks. This is the length of time that Android fans will have to wait before the biggest seller of smartphones in the world officially unveils its newest phablet offering. Yup, Samsung has started mailing invitations to an Unpacked event happening on August 2nd this year in New York City, and everybody is expecting the South Korean tech giant to formally introduce the highly awaited Galaxy Note 7 device. And oh, this just about confirms it -- there will be no Galaxy Note 6 release, so from the current Galaxy Note 5, the next phablet will be the Galaxy Note 7. Samsung said as much in a released statement, saying that the release of the Galaxy Note 7 will complement the company’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge handsets, effectively unifying Samsung’s smartphone portfolio. Moreover, skipping the Galaxy Note 6 allows the South Korean phone maker to align its Galaxy S and Galaxy Note lineup of smartphones, preventing potential confusion on the part of Samsung’s customers.
Now on to the invitation. The invitation itself is pretty minimalistic in approach. But by turning one’s attention to the details, there are some clues here and there. The text reading “7 Unpacked 2016” should be a dead giveaway for a Galaxy Note 7 announcement. And above that text is a white line that is rendered unmistakably in the form of a stylus pen.
Even before its unveiling, there has been much speculation regarding the Galaxy Note 7. The phablet is said to sport a 5.8 inch QHD display screen, and reportedly will boast a Qualcomm Snapdragon 823 chip set in the United States mobile market and an Exynos 8890 processor for international mobile markets. The device is also rumored to possess 6 gigabytes of random access memory (RAM) as well as 32 gigabytes of built in memory with a micro SD card slot for additional storage expansion capabilities.
Design wise, the Galaxy Note 7 is speculated to borrow elements from one of Samsung’s flagship devices in 2016, the Galaxy S7 Edge. But unlike the Galaxy S7 Edge, the Galaxy Note 7 will purportedly feature a display screen that curves to both sides. According to leaks, color options include Black Onyx, Blue Coral, and Silver Titanium.
Other rumored specifications include a much improved camera specifications, better water proofing capabilities, a bigger battery (possibly a 4,000 mAh one), and a pretty cool iris scanning technology for identification verification purposes.
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