Samsung confirms Galaxy Note 7 launch date

Samsung Galaxy Note 7A major event is set to be held by Samsung on the 2nd of August, with the world’s media invited to attend the launch of the Galaxy Note 7 phablet.

Industry insiders had fuelled speculation about the next entry in the illustrious Note range being released earlier than usual and it seems that rumour-mongers were right all along.

The launch, which is taking place in New York, marks a shift in Samsung’s strategy which has previously involved using the IFA conference in Germany as a leaping off point for successive new Note handsets.

The precise specifications of the Note 7 remain unknown at this point, although it is assumed that it will sport the same Snapdragon 820 chipset as the existing Galaxy S7 mobile phone, along with the S-Pen stylus and the possibility of a curved display.

Sources have claimed that it will also come with an iris scanner, which will let users unlock the screen simply by looking at it. This is seen as the next evolution from fingerprint scanners, which have become prevalent in recent years.

All will be revealed on the 2nd of August, at which point the Galaxy Note 7 will appear as Samsung’s latest attempt to conquer the high end smartphone market.