Samsung has confirmed that it will launch its much–anticipated Galaxy Note 7 at a special event in New York on August 2nd.
Confirming rumours that the device would be unveiled at the start of next month, Samsung also explained why it was jumping straight from last year’s Galaxy Note 5 to this year’s Galaxy Note 7.
“There are a couple reasons why,” the company said in a statement.
“First, the Galaxy Note 7 will complement our Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, and unify our product portfolio.
"Second, the Galaxy Note 7 will minimise confusion about the latest mobile technology from Samsung, and provide full alignment with Galaxy S smartphone.”
It will also mean Samsung’s devices will be aligned with Apple’s iPhone range. The iPhone 7 is set to launch in September.
Samsung has yet to reveal any details about the Galaxy Note 7, except to say it would feature a large screen and its S Pen stylus.
However, a string of rumours have pointed to the device coming with a curved display, the latest Android Nougat software and an iris scanner for improved security.
As well as holding an event in New York, Samsung will also reveal the device at a simultaneous press call in London, held at 4pm UK time.