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Samsung expected to start Galaxy Note 7 production in July

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Samsung will reportedly send the upcoming Galaxy Note 7 into production in July. The device is expected to make its official debut in early August, and it’s likely to go on sale before the month is out.

Samsung has ordered 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 handsets for July, according to reports out of South Korea. It will then have another 2.5 million made during August, resulting in a total of 5 million units that should be ready in time for launch.

According to a recent poster leak, the Galaxy Note 7 will make its official debut at an Unpacked event on August 2. Samsung will want to make it available as quickly as possible after that to give the device time on the market before the iPhone 7 arrives.

It’s thought Samsung has decided to skip the Galaxy Note 6 to bring the Note series in line with its flagship Galaxy S series. It’s still unclear, however, whether we’ll see a Galaxy Note 7 and a Galaxy Note 7 edge, or just one of the two.

Either way, the Galaxy Note 7 is expected to pack a 5.8-inch Slim RGB display with Quad HD resolution, a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 823 processor, up to 6GB of RAM, and up to 64GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot.

The device could also offer two 12-megapixel rear-facing cameras, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, a 4,000mAh battery, USB-C connectivity, and an iris scanner.


Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...