Samsung is going to launch the Galaxy Note 7 (hold the 6, please) on August 2

By Will Shanklin

As the rumor mill predicted, Samsung is officially set to announce its next Galaxy Note phablet early next month. Fans of stylus-laden smartphones can expect an upgraded version on August 2 in New York City.

The invite, sent out to members of the press today (including Gizmag), not only confirms the leaked date of the event; it also appears to confirm that the phone will be called the Galaxy Note 7. Last year’s model was the Galaxy Note 5, but based on that tiny “7” in the teaser image above (and also predicted by numerous leaks), it appears Samsung is taking a cue from Microsoft’s book: It jumped straight from Windows 8 to Windows 10 early last year.

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