Samsung will officially launch its Galaxy Note 7 phablet on Aug. 2. A new report claims to reveal the preorder and release date via a leaked Verizon Wireless memo.
The smartphone wars are about to heat up, as Samsung, Apple, and Google are all releasing new flagship smartphones in the near future. Google and Apple are also readying major releases of the operating systems that will power smartphones and tablets, Android 7.0 Nougat and iOS 10.
A recent report suggested that Google was pushing up the release of Android 7.0 Nougat to August, instead of what was widely reported as late September or early October and that the OS would ship out of the box on Google's upcoming HTC Nexus smartphones. The Nexus 6P successor, the HTC Nexus Marlin, recently had render images of the handset leak.
Apple will release both iOS 10 and the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in September, and we recently reported that several details regarding the launch, preorder, and release date of Apple's upcoming smartphones leaked from a reliable source.
Now, Phone Arena is reporting that it has received a tip from a Verizon Wireless employee in the form of an internal memo of the carrier's Samsung Galaxy Note 7 rollout schedule. The memo is posted below:
8/2 - Samsung announces product
8/3 - Preorders start
8/3 - POP will be hitting locations
Updated Banner for stands
Window clings (DON'T USE - SAMSUNG IS AWARE OF THE NEW WINDOW STANDARD)
Table Tents (USE ON SAMSUNG PROVIDED FIXTURE / NEW TO NEW PHONE)
8/4 - Update of DRUM fixtures will start
Installers will be removing Note 5 and will leave in store
New Gear VRs will be provided
Wireless Charging Pads will be provided
8/8 - Wall and Table fixtures will start to be updated
8/19 - Product will launch
8/26 - Go Backs (revisits of any issue or no merchandise at first visit)
8/29 - Promotion will end
GroupO will ship 1-2 boxes direct to stores
1 new live Samsung provided or mock device (DO NOT OPEN, PUT ASIDE FOR INSTALLER)
POP/Merch will be shipped directly to each location prior to installation"-Alleged internal Verizon memo"
Verizon is reportedly planning to open up preorders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on Aug. 4, one day after Samsung's Unpacked event. The memo claims the carrier will release the Galaxy Note 7 to customers and retail stores on Aug. 19.
The site claims it has seen the Verizon Wireless internal memo but chose not to post it, because it wanted to protect its source, but it looks like an official document from the carrier.
Luckily, we only have a few hours to wait before we find out all of the Galaxy Note 7's details straight from the source, Samsung.