Every year Samsung holds a special Unpacked event to announce their flagship devices for the year. The Galaxy Note 7, which is to be Samsung's next big flagship smartphone, is slated to receive an official announcement on August 2nd. Although the exact date was not clear before today, rumors were abound that Samsung would potentially be announcing or launching the phone in August. Just this afternoon Samsung has started sending out official press invites for Unpacked happening on August 2nd, so this more or less clarifies what most users were likely already suspecting, that the Galaxy Note 7 unveiling was coming up next month.
Samsung seems to have all but notified the public of when to expect the Galaxy Note 7 in terms of an actual release as they so far have not mentioned anything about a launch date. This should come as no surprise, and the time of release and when consumers can purchase the Galaxy Note 7 likely won't become public knowledge until after the announcement, or perhaps during. Having said that, there are rumors that the Galaxy Note 7 (referred to at the time of the rumor as the Galaxy Note 6) would be launching the week of August 15th. With the announcement set to happen the morning of Unpacked on August 2nd, an actual launch of the device a couple of weeks later begins to sound a little more likely, and the timeline seems plausible as Samsung launched the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge a mere couple of weeks following the announcement at Mobile World Congress, so they could do the same thing here.
Samsung only gives brief details about the announcement event, stating that it will take place at 10 AM ET which will be 7 AM PT here on the west coast, and that it will be held in New York City at Hammerstein Ballroom at 311 W. 34th Street. While Samsung does not make any official statement in the invite that they will be unveiling the Galaxy Note 7 at Unpacked on August 2nd, the invite image, picture above, makes the distinction pretty clear with an image of the S Pen sitting above the words "7 Unpacked 2016." For those that won't be able to attend the event in person, Samsung will, of course, be holding a live stream of the event as well, which will be available to watch at Samsung's website the morning of and likely later on their YouTube channel once the event is over.