Samsung has announced that it will be unveiling the next version of its Galaxy Note handset on August 2nd. The company sent out a press release on Tuesday, saying that it will be hosting an Unpacked event in New York, scheduled to begin at 11 am (EDT).

On August 2nd, Samsung Electronics will unveil the Galaxy Note7.

With added functionality of the S Pen and large screen, 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!

So why the Note 7 instead of the Note 6? Samsung says the move will better unify its product portfolio— S7 and S7 Edge—and minimize confusion about its latest mobile technology. Also keep in mind that Apple is expected to launch its iPhone 7 in September.

Both the S7 and S7 Edge have been selling well for Samsung, and the Note has always been a popular line for the company, so it’ll be interesting to see what they’ve cooked up this year. As usual, we will be watching the event and providing a recap of the highlights.

Source: Samsung

  • Rowan09

    The Note line is slowing dying due to the Galaxy S line being the same size but without a stylus.

    • That’s not a problem with the phone though, more a problem with Samsung. They sell so many different devices in different shapes and sizes all of which are competing with each other…

      • Rowan09

        I agree but the Note won’t sell well anymore.

      • jOn Garrett

        the only phone struggling with sales right now is the iPhone.

      • Rowan09

        40+ million sold in a quarter is far from struggle especially for a minor upgraded phone. The Note is the S7 Edge with a stylus so their only selling point is a stylus.

      • jOn Garrett

        It’s brand is it’s selling point. This is a 6th gen device that set the trend others including apple have followed.

        The Note has its on following and it’s not just for the stylus.

        Even if it was only for the stylus that’s fine because it’s a tool for productivity whereas the iPhone plus is just big and doofy just for the sake of being big and doofy. It does absolutely nothing with it’s jumbo size, nothing at all and has zero value as opposed to the iPhone standard.

      • Rowan09

        Everyone I know who bought a Note doesn’t care or even use the stylus and at that point the Note was actually a different size than the Galaxy S phones. What does the Note do any different than the S7 Edge besides the stylus?

      • jOn Garrett

        Different phones for different markets. You’ll never see most of their phones, only the ones available to you.

      • Different phones for different markets.

        From an android developers perspective that’s a problem. Not only does it cause fragmentation it can cause problems when someone comes to you because they’re having problems with your app. It’s much easier to test an app across a small amount of devices than it is to test against loads of obscure phone models you’ve never heard of.

    • jOn Garrett

      Source? Because according to every credible source Note-sized phones is the largest area of growth right now and growing.

      • Rowan09

        The Note is being replaced with the Galaxy S line because they are now the same size and have the same specs. Why should anyone wait on the Note instead of just getting the Galaxy S lines? They have the same specs and the only difference if any would be the stylus and that’s not enough of a selling point.

  • leart

    zzzzzz…… zzzzzzzz …….

  • ravinigga

    I saw leaks picture and exactly the same as the s7 edge.
    The difference is the pen.

    • jOn Garrett

      And the software exclusive to it and the iris scanner and the type C port and new biometric and other sensors and more. This is not an iPhone so you get more than just a barely noticeable “upgrade”

      • Rowan09

        The only difference than the S7 Edge is the biometric (which to me is stupid because what about low light and you’ll need to hold the phone close to your face) and the USB C port. It doesn’t have Bluetooth 5 and the same camera, ram and processor as the S7 Edge. It’s a marginal upgrade just like every other phone.

  • Jerrold Manapat

    Is it just me or Samsung keeps releasing new phones like every half a year or something? Seriously, I remember they just released the new Note and now again.

    • jOn Garrett

      That’s what I find most exciting about Android OEM’s there’s something new and exciting like every other month, not just a once a year hype-fest

      • Rowan09

        How is that exciting if your new device will be old in 3 months?