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Galaxy Note 7 leaked by Best Buy ahead of launch

by Jacob Kleinman | August 1, 2016August 1, 2016 7:30 am PST

Samsung is all set to officially announce the Galaxy Note 7 tomorrow, but Best Buy may have spilled the beans a little early. The retail chain accidentally listed the flagship phone on its website, inadvertently confirming that the device is “coming soon.”

Best Buy pulled the Galaxy Note 7 listing pretty quickly, but not before PhoneArena was able to grab a quick screenshot. The page doesn’t reveal much beyond confirming the name and suggesting that it will be available in the very near future. Otherwise, it’s really just a placeholder likely published early by accident.

[Update: This Verizon memo might have just revealed the pre-order and launch dates.]

Rumor has it the Galaxy Note 7 will launch in mid-August, and it’s possible pre-orders could open up shortly after Samsung unveils the new handset. We may see the device return to Best Buy’s website with a more detailed listing as soon as tomorrow, though the specific release plans are still a mystery.

The Galaxy Note 7 is expected to pack a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, a 3600mAh battery, 4GB of RAM, a 12-megapixel rear camera, an 8-megapixel front-facing camera and USB-C. It could also sport an upgraded S Pen and a brand new iris scanner.

We’ll be covering Samsung’s big event live from New York. Be sure to check back in tomorrow morning for our first official look at the Galaxy Note 7, along with any other surprises the company might have in store.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...