VZW memo: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 pre-orders start August 3rd; phone launches August 19th?

VZW memo: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 pre-orders start August 3rd; phone launches August 19th?
A tipster claiming to work for Verizon Wireless has written to tell us that the nation's largest carrier has sent out a memo to store employees. According to this missive, Big Red will start accepting pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on August 3rd, the day after the phablet is unveiled by Samsung. Previous rumors suggested that consumers would be able to reserve a Galaxy Note 7 immediately after Tuesday's unveiling.

Tomorrow's Samsung Unpacked event should also include the introduction of a new version of the Gear VR made for the Galaxy Note 7. According to the alleged memo, Verizon stores will get the new headset on August 4th. While the current Gear VR doesn't support the Type-C USB port that will be found on the Galaxy Note 7, the new Gear VR will work with both the Type-C and microUSB ports. It also has a wider 110-degree view versus the 96 degree look that the current model provides.

According to the memo, also on August 4th, Verizon stores will receive wireless charging pads for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Verizon will launch the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on August 19th based on the internal memo.


We have seen the memo, and while we can't post it to protect the source, it does look legitimate and does say everything in the quote box above.
Thanks for the tip!

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Galaxy Note 7
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh

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3 Comments

1. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

This will be preordered on the 3rd, no ?'s asked.

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's quite a wait.

3. Nostromo79

Posts: 165; Member since: Jun 22, 2016

Gives me two additional weeks to consider the LG V10's successor. I'm pre-ordering a Note 7 should Verizon confirm a model with 128 gigabytes of built-in storage. I need (at least) that much for downloading large files with proprietary licenses. Hopefully (fingers crossed) the memory expansion slot is a hybrid being able to handle large capacity micro SD/UFS cards. Tomorrow is Christmas Morning for tech geeks and wannabe tech geeks. I hope Samsung Claus leaves a little something for everyone. Arrival of any potential Note 7 on the 19th only sets me back a week on my anticipated vacation schedule. I'd counted (unwisely as it's turning out) having it by the 12th at the latest. The best laid plans etc.

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