All eyes are on South Korean smartphone giant Samsung, which is gearing up to take the wraps off its flagship Galaxy Note7 phablet later tonight. It however seems like we won’t have to wait long for the phablet to arrive in India. Samsung is set to launch its Galaxy Note 7 phablet today globally at an event in New York. Although the company is mum on the smartphone’s India launch, multiple reports suggest that Samsung will be launching the smartphone in India on August 11.
The reports have also posted images of what looks like the official Samsung press invite that says, “Samsung India Electronics cordially invites you for the unveiling of Samsung’s next flagship on 11th August, 2016” in New Delhi. Samsung however, is yet to confirm the launch date and price officially.
Coming to tonight’s event, there are speculations that Samsung might also launch the next-gen Gear VR and the Gear S3 smartwatch . The company had launched its Gear S2 smartwatch at IFA last year.
In the invite posted by Samsung on its blog, the company says that its upcoming Galaxy Note 7 “will help people do more in work, at home and everywhere in between.” The company also talks about the device’s stylus S Pen. “With added functionality of the S Pen and large screen, the Galaxy Note 7 is a powerful instrument for achievement and self-expression, and is made for those who want to get the most from their phones – and their lives.”
As per the leaks circulating around, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is expected to run Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box along with a new Grace UX interface on top. It is likely to sport a 5.7-inch QHD display of 1440×2560 pixel resolution. The device is also supposed to feature an iris scanner. There are varying reports about the Galaxy Note 7’s RAM, while some reports claim that the phablet will house 6GB RAM, others hint at 4GB RAM.
Other reports suggest that the smartphone to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and have 32GB in-built storage with microSD card support. Other rumoured specifications include a 12MP rear camera with a dual-pixel setup. The phone will most likely be water resistant as well. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will reportedly start at a price of €849 in Europe, roughly translating to around ₹ 63,000.