Samsung has sent out invites for its mega Galaxy Unpacked event that will be held on August 2 in New York, London and Rio de Janeiro where it is widely expected to unveil the Galaxy Note 7. The Note 7 was rumored to be Samsung’s first phablet to sport a USB Type-C port. Though the final confirmation will come only on August 2, a video recorded in Vietnam shows a USB Type-C cable that is said to accompany the Galaxy Note 7.
Will Samsung launch a new Gear VR with Galaxy Note 7?
The Type-C cable in the video looks similar to the Korean company’s regular microUSB cables. The cable bears the model number EP-DN930CWE. Notably, the Galaxy Note 7 with model number SM-N930 was spotted passing through the FCC. Samsung is almost certain to ditch the flat-screen version, and will launch the Galaxy Note 7 only with a dual-edge display.
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If Samsung indeed makes the switch to USB Type-C port with the Note 7, it may launch a new Gear VR headset with support for the Type-C connector, reports SamMobile. The world’s largest smartphone maker was previously rumored to bring the Type-C port with the Galaxy S7, but the device was launched with a regular microUSB connector.
Note 7 to be available for purchase from August 2
With the Galaxy Note 7 unveiling less than three weeks away, the rumor mill is working overtime to reveal even the smallest details of the phablet ahead of its launch. Reports suggest that Samsung will make the device available for purchase in South Korea and a few other markets on the same day it is unveiled (August 2). The company is the official wireless partner for the Rio Olympics that begins on August 5. It wants to make the Note 7 available in stores before August 5.
According to a recent leak, the Note 7 could be Samsung’s costliest phablet with a starting price of EUR 849 in Europe. By comparison, the Galaxy S7 Edge was priced at EUR 799. The upcoming phablet will reportedly feature the iris scanner along with the fingerprint scanner. The Note 7 is also expected to be waterproof and dustproof.