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Samsung set for Note7 launch

13 JUL 2016

Samsung confirmed it will unveil its Galaxy Note7 on 2 August, touting “added functionality” for its S Pen stylus.

The company did not provide much in the way of detail for its next phablet, other than piling on the hyperbole – it is apparently “a powerful instrument for achievement and self-expression”.

It has previously been suggested that the device will have a 5.7-inch 2K-resolution curved screen, 12MP rear camera and 64GB of storage. Biometric security support in the form of an iris scanner as well as fingerprint reader has been mooted.

And it may also be a candidate for Qualcomm’s recently-announced Snapdragon 821 chip.

Website SamMobile suggested that this will come with a high price tag: starting at €849, some €50 more than Galaxy S7 Edge.

Samsung did discuss the shift in name from the previous Note 5, stating the new device will “complement our Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, and unify our product portfolio”.

The launch event is in New York, with simultaneous events in Rio de Janeiro and London.

This also marks the second consecutive year where Samsung has chosen to unveil its Note update ahead of the IFA event in September, where it had traditionally held its product launch.

This does enable it to get in ahead of its competitors, both in terms of product awareness and market availability.


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