Surely by now you know the drill: Late in the year, Samsung announces a new big-screen smartphone to round out its flagship offerings. And 2016 is no exception. Samsung is ending a banner season with the Galaxy Note 7.
Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 7 yesterday in New York City. It’s still big, but bolder and better in some areas than the previous model. And it’s curved, with two sheets of wraparound glass blending seamlessly into the metal frame. In short: It’s pretty awesome, and arguably Samsung’s best phone yet.
A smart device that’s too large to be a phone but too small to be a tablet. In 2011, Korean company Samsung dared to fill a void by releasing the first generation of the Galaxy Note — a 5.3-inch device big enough to outsize any smartphone (at that time) but still small enough to not be recognized as a tablet.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note narrative is among the most interesting in the smartphone industry. What started out as a science project in 2011 has not only become the face of the big-phone trend, but has also served as the motivation behind making devices larger than they need to be to accommodate a larger display.
Samsung’s next big phone is all but official. Just about every detail of the Galaxy Note 7 has been leaked online, including the iris scanner it will reportedly have. We’ll be able to confirm that, and more, first-hand later today after Samsung debuts the new Note at the Unpacked 2016 event in New York City.
UPDATE, August 2: The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is now official. Check out our hands-on post here.
The invites are out for 7 Unpacked, the launch event for Samsung’s newest phablet, the Galaxy Note 7, which will take place in New York on August 2nd. Following months of speculation, this teaser pretty much confirms rumors about Samsung skipping 6 and going straight to 7.
The next Samsung Galaxy Note will be revealed at a press event in New York City on August 2, roughly two weeks from today. And, as expected, it won’t bear the name Note 6. Instead, it’s expected to have naming parity with Samsung’s other top-end smartphone, the Galaxy S7, and thus will be called Note 7.