Samsung Galaxy Note 7 release date: August 2 reveal at Galaxy Unpacked 2016, according to rumors


Rumors continue to swell up around Samsung’s next iteration of its Galaxy Note phablet; speculations suggested it will skip the number 6 and become the Galaxy Note 7. Previous leaks claimed revelations about the device’ specifications and features, meanwhile, the latest leak finally suggested a specific release date for the phablet.

Sources for Sammobile allegedly sent the publication an image hinting at a big reveal for Samsung’s next Galaxy Unpacked 2016 event, with the image’s details causing speculations that the reveal might actually be for the Korean tech giant’s much rumored new phablet device.

Looking like it was a shot taken off a reflective surface, with the photographer even appearing reflected on the image, the picture showed what might be an advertisement for a big reveal on the next Galaxy Unpacked 2016 event. The details of the image featured a large figure comprised of five lines stuck together to form what is either a “7” or a “Z,” with the latter more likely considering the supposed rebranding of the Galaxy Note 6 to the Galaxy Note 7.

The right side of the image showed a hash tag for “#TheNextGalaxy,” while on the bottom was written “The next edge is just around the corner.” The text and image hints at the supposed reveal being either for the Galaxy Note 7 or its Edge version, or maybe even both.

The most interesting part of the picture is by the lower left side, with the date Aug. 2 written right beside some details for the event. According to the image, Samsung might be gearing up for a reveal of the next Galaxy Note for the next Galaxy Unpacked 2016, which will be held at the Alice Tully Hall of the Lincoln Center in New York on Aug. 2.

If the image is legitimate, then the date will place the Galaxy Note 7 just mere weeks before Apple launches the iPhone 7 Plus on September. It could be that Samsung is trying to get ahead of its main rival, though the timeframe is reportedly risky according to Forbes.