As rumored, Samsung will be unveiling an eighth-generation Note phablet next month.

According to a press release issued Friday, the Unpacked media event will be taking place on Wednesday, August 23 at Park Avenue Armory in New York City at 11am EST.

The event will reveal the latest member of the Galaxy family “with the ultimate multitasking device for those who want to do bigger things with their phone,” reads the release.

Although the South Korean conglomerate did not name “the latest member of the Galaxy family” to be unveiled at the event, it’s pretty clear this is about the next Note. The invite graphics suggests the new Note will adopt Galaxy S8’s nearly full-screen face with a curved AMOLED display and no physical Home button.

Samsung says the phone was specifically designed for “people who move through barriers to do more of what matters to them.” A live stream of the event will be available on YouTube.

  • Jay

    A big t.v. Sized tablet. Thin and not really portable.

    • Galaxy Life

      You don’t know what you’re talking about. I have an almost 6″ display on my S8 that’s smaller, lighter and much much easier to hold the the 5.5″ iPhone plus.

      • Jay

        I know exactly what I’m talking about the 5.5 iPhone sucks for portability. So did the 12 something inch samsung tablet.

  • Rowan09

    I’m very curious to see what new they can add to this device over the S8 besides the pen features.

    • TechnoBuff

      Bottom line is that,.. these are exciting times for both platforms and benefits consumers.. good phones are everywhere now and not the exclusive of one or two OEMs

      • Rowan09

        I think Samsung moved too fast. I don’t know what more they can do besides some real good software features. The problem though is they never made a move on Tizen and at the mercy of Android, no matter what they do.

      • TechnoBuff

        Not sure about the moving fast part.. What they unveil will determine that but frankly i think it is a good move considering the fact that iPhone 8 is scheduled for release soon. They need something new and i hope its worth it for them.

        As per TIZEN. I see no future for Samsung in that even if they had continued investing in it.. the platform lacks one single determinant for success which is basically APPs. Do you remember awhile ago when Android was struggling with getting quality apps? it will be a lot harder now to attract developers to develop good apps

      • Rowan09

        What more can we expect from a cellphone besides software advances? They can add 4K which wouldn’t do anything much and the only huge development is when a company makes a phone with a battery that can last 1-2 days on heavy usage and not be bulky.

        Tizen could have taken the Amazon route and use Android as the base and add on top of it. Samsung is the number 1 selling Android and they could easily make it work. The apps would be the same from the play store since they both use apks. Developers would just need to transfer those apps over to the Samsung store. Unless they make this major move, we’ll only see minor tweaks because it’s still Android no matter what they do.

      • TechnoBuff

        Let us wait till the release then.. we might be surprised.
        I agree with your perspective on TIZEN but i fear that the adoption and implementation across all Samsung phones will take a while and that will affect Samsung sales.. which they wont want to try. but releasing some phones running TIzen and using that route might work

      • Altinakis George

        Agree 100%.

      • Galaxy Life

        That’s because Tizen while great on my Gear S3 frontier is a nightmare of a mess that I would never want on my phone.

        It looks great and runs excellent on wearables and I must admit I’ve never used it on a phone but I’m sure it’s nowhere ready for prime time.

      • Rowan09

        But we would never know because Samsung didn’t invest the time. They will never be able to get Samsung Pay or Bixby anywhere without their own OS. People will always default (for the most part) to Assistant and Android Pay.

      • Altinakis George

        Yeah, good phones are now everywhere thanks to stealing all major key features of iOS and Apple all these years. So you day that would be also beneficial for Apple?
        I say no. Apple was always revolutionary, she never did expect other to create new things. In the contrary to other companies that waited always Apple to copy her.

      • TechnoBuff

        This is the most ignorant statement I have read in awhile. Cheers mate!!

      • Altinakis George

        Thanks mate!!! I waited years to say all these things. You give me the opportunity to say them.
        First we copy, then we give the impression that everything is normal and all technology is good.
        Nice catch.
        Hahaha!! Cheers to you also!

      • Mike

        You are talking like apple hasn’t taken ideas from any other companies. I bet apple has copied just as much from android and other companies. You can specially see this on how iOS has changed and copied stuff from android. If it wasn’t for android phones you probably would still have an iphone with a big chin and forehead while on 16gb as standard.

      • Altinakis George

        Hi Mike. Sure, Apple copied some of Android features. I agree to that. But what that features crucial and basic or secondary substitutions ?
        I mean that Widgets is not crucial.
        But multi-touch is. So Android aka Samsung stolen the basic and primary key feature of today’s smartphones.
        Seeing photos of the Samsung phones back in 2007 shows clearly how their “transformation” occurred in so many aspects. Bigger screens, multi-touch, icons with iPhone like layout, marking mimicking aka packaging, advertisement etc. To many to list.
        So, if we are talking about how much Apple copied Android and especially copied fundamental features I would say: None important.
        I like always original things. Mimics make me feel awful so the whole Android thing makes me wanna sick.
        Sorry but copycats is not the same as the originals even if they try afterwards to make themselves to show as being inventing.

    • Altinakis George

      Agree to that. They will present a new version of their pen as the new multitasking breakthrough. What an update. Hahaha.

    • ClaudieX X

      Something new could it be a modern smartphone with a pen that doesn´t explode…

  • nonchalont

    Exciting news. Id be interested to see what it has to offer. Samsung truly makes good phones.

  • Micke på taket

    Curved displays is eeeeeh shityy to use….

  • Jim Frees

    How about the S8 Active and screw that curved glass bullshit