With the South Korean tech giant’s Unpacked event happening a few days from now, new rumors are circulating online suggesting a possible Samsung Galaxy Note 7 release date in the European region. According to GSM Arena, citing a Dutch website Android Planet, the upcoming generation of Samsung’s phablet is reportedly getting an August 16 launch in the Netherlands.
Although the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 release date mentioned was specified only for Amsterdam, folks from Sam Mobile noted the feasibility that the 2016 flagship phablet might also be launched across Europe on the same day. If this claim is to be believed, it would mean that the Note 7 will be available there two weeks after its anticipated unveiling in the U.S. and other parts of the world. As for the price tag, the phablet will be on sale for around €849 in Europe.
Samsung’s Unpacked event, slated to happen simultaneously in three cities on August 2, will witness the grand unveiling of the highly-anticipated Android phablet. According to a post on Samsung Newsroom, the celebration for the release of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 via the Unpacked event is taking place simultaneously in New York (11:00 a.m. EDT), Rio de Janeiro (12 nn) and London (4:00 p.m.).
GSM Arena also mentioned the possibility of the Samsung handset also hitting the market on August 2. “A report from earlier this month said the Note 7 would go on sale on the day of its announcement, however, that may only be valid for South Korea,” the post noted.
In a press release, Samsung explained why it skipped Galaxy Note 6 and instead proceeded with Samsung Galaxy Note 7 as the official name of the upcoming phablet. Firstly, the phablet is named Galaxy Note 7 to complement the latest iteration of its Galaxy S devices — S7 and S7 Edge, thus, unifying their product portfolio. Secondly, naming it Galaxy Note 7 “will minimize confusion about the latest mobile technology from Samsung, and provide full alignment with Galaxy S smartphone,” the Korean conglomerate shared.
Describing the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, Samsung’s news site read:
“With added functionality of the S Pen and large screen, the Galaxy Note 7 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 Note 7 will help people do more in work, at home and everywhere in between.”
Come the highly-awaited Samsung Galaxy Note 7 release date, the tech industry will be able to get their hands on and experience the phablet equipped either with a Snapdragon 823 chipset or the Exynos 8893 paired with 4 GB RAM. The 5.7-inch Samsung phablet with QHD Super AMOLED touchscreen with curved edge display, according to GSM Arena, is getting a 12MP Dual Pixel primary camera and a 5MP front-facing shooter. Note 7 is also getting a battery with 3500 mAh capacity.
Furthermore, a post from Inverse listed the iris scanning technology as one of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 features that will be introduced during the Unpacked 2016 event.
Here’s a leaked video, posted on YouTube by Tech Tastic, which uses the supposed eye scanner feature of the Note 7.
The Inverse post also specified that the S Pen for Note 7 might showcase new on-screen features such as being a translation tool and a magnifying glass. The Note 7-compatible Gear VR headset is also set for unveiling on August 2.
Below are two recent Twitter posts from a prolific tipster, OnLeaks, showing the Gear VR and Galaxy Note 7.
— OnLeaks (@OnLeaks) July 29, 2016
— OnLeaks (@OnLeaks) July 29, 2016
Even before the release date, excited consumers can already reserve their own Samsung Galaxy Note 7 by pre-ordering it. Reportedly, the phablet is now available for pre-order in Dubai, while T-Mobile is expected to launch its pre-order for the Samsung device beginning next week.
In other release date news for Samsung Galaxy Note 7, a report from TechPP noted that the phablet might get an August 10 launch in New Delhi, India.
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