Excited about Samsung’s next Galaxy Note? So is the rest of the tech world. Samsung is feeding the hype machine today by officially announcing when the new phone will arrive and more importantly, what it’ll be called. Apparently the Korean company is jumping a few digits – from Galaxy Note 5 to Galaxy Note 7 – to streamline the naming convention of their flagship devices.
It’s not surprising, since Apple is also expected to launch their newest flagship, the iPhone 7, this year. The unified naming convention makes it easier for consumers to keep track of what generation smartphone they’re using and buying. Don’t believe us? Hear it from Sammy themselves:
First and foremost though, you might be curious as to why it’s called Galaxy Note7 instead of Galaxy Note6. There are a couple reasons why. First, the Galaxy Note7 will complement our Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, and unify our product portfolio. Second, the Galaxy Note7 will minimize confusion about the latest mobile technology from Samsung, and provide full alignment with Galaxy S smartphone.
Anyway, the new phone is set to launch on August 2 in New York City, New York, at 11 AM EDT – that’s around 11 PM in PH time. Just like the previous smartphones, Samsung’s going to be livestreaming the whole shebang when it happens.