Samsung will put all the rumors and speculations about its Galaxy Note 7 to end when it unveils the device tomorrow in New York. Here’s how you can watch the live stream of the Galaxy Unpacked event. Even before the device was unveiled, Best Buy went ahead to post a Galaxy Note 7 “coming soon” page on its page. The company took down the listing pretty quickly, but not before folks at Phone Arena captured a screenshot.
Best Buy may put the listing back on its site tomorrow
The listing did not reveal much, except confirming the name and suggesting that the phone will go on sale soon after tomorrow’s event. The page was probably published early by accident. There have been reports that the Note 7 will be available for purchase in South Korea on the same day (Aug.2). Europe and North America are said to get the device in mid-August. Pre-orders could start shortly after the unveiling in New York.
Best Buy may put the listing back on its website with more details tomorrow after Samsung has unveiled it. Last week, noted tipster Steve Hemmerstoffer of NoWhereElse.fr leaked press renders of the Galaxy Note 7 and the next-gen Gear VR headset. The renders reveal that the Note 7 will have a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, 4GB RAM, a 12-megapixel main camera with OIS and f/1.7 aperture, and an 8MP front camera.
Galaxy Note 7 features and specs
The device is also said to feature a USB Type-C port, iris scanner, and an improved S Pen stylus. It will be powered by a 3,500mAh battery. The Note 7 will also be dustproof and waterproof. Samsung has reportedly increased its base internal storage to 64GB along with a microSD card slot. It will feature the same Exynos 8890 processor that powers the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, though some markets will also get a Snapdragon-powered version.
The Gear VR headset won’t see a major design overhaul, though its viewing angle has been increased from 96 degrees to 110 degrees. It is also said to support the USB Type-C port. The virtual reality headset will be compatible with older Samsung phones like the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and Galaxy S6 Edge+.