Samsung Galaxy Note 6 (or Note 7) to be announced in early August

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Samsung Galaxy Note 6 (or Note 7) to be announced in early August
With the Galaxy Note 5 now almost 1 year old, Samsung is getting ready to introduce a new Note smartphone. Logically, this upcoming handset should be called Galaxy Note 6, though rumors have it that Samsung may in fact call it Galaxy Note 7 - presumably in order to assure customers that the new Note is from the same generation of Samsung phones as the Galaxy S7 family (released earlier this year), and isn't related to the Galaxy S6 series from 2015.

Last month, we heard that the next-gen Galaxy Note (6, or 7, or whatever it ends up being called) could be released in the US in the week beginning August 15. Now, Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) reports that the handset's "launch event is almost exactly two months away" - which means we should expect Samsung to officially announce the new Note in the very first days of August. Usually, Evan Blass knows what he's talking about, so we're pretty confident about this.

Evan Blass also mentions that there's only one new Galaxy Note to be unveiled in August, so we guess we won't be seeing a variant with a curved screen, and another one with a regular display. If we're to believe the latest leaked details, the next-gen Galaxy Note will have curved edges on the back and front, thus possibly resembling the Galaxy S7 edge to some extent.

Another interesting rumor has it that the Galaxy Note 6 / Note 7 will feature a dual rear camera - similar to what's expected from Apple's iPhone 7 Plus (which should hit the market sometime in September). That aside, the new Note could offer a 5.8-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen, a Snapdragon 823, or Exynos 8890 processor (depending on market), and up to 6 GB of RAM. Are you excited yet?

P.S.: The handset pictured above is the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge.

source: @evleaks (Twitter)

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