Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, the event you’ve been waiting for is finally here. Samsung is mere moments away from taking the wraps off of its next-generation flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 7. Specs and other details aren’t quite official just yet, but everything we’ve seen in leaks and rumors over the past month or so has painted an impressive picture. If all goes according to plan, Samsung is about to unveil what is easily the hottest supersized smartphone the world has seen to date. Killer specs and exciting new features are expected to be housed within a newly refined Note design that features all aluminum and glass architecture.
But now it’s time to stop drooling over rumors and leaks, and start drooling over the real thing.
Samsung is hosting a huge press conference at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, and you’ve got a front row seat. That’s right, while journalists and bloggers fight their way through crowds and battle shaky Wi-Fi networks to try to live blog the event, you’ve got access to the live video stream so you can follow all the news as it breaks.
According to countless rumors and leaks, Samsung’s next-generation Galaxy Note 7 will feature cutting-edge specs that include a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with 2K resolution, a quad-core Snapdragon 821 processor, a 12-megapixel Dual Pixel rear camera, 64GB of storage, microSDXC support, 4GB or 6GB of RAM (there are conflicting reports), IP68 water-resistance and Android Marshmallow. We can also expect a new iris scanner that adds an additional layer of security on top of the fingerprint scanner we all know. You can see a video of the iris scanner in action right here.
Will the rumors and leaks pan out? It’s finally time to get the show on the road and find out. Samsung’s big Galaxy Note 7 press conference is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. ET / 8:00 a.m. PT, and Samsung is streaming live video from the event. You’ll find two different versions of the live stream embedded below — the first is the regular video and the second is a special 36-degree live stream that you can watch and control on your PC, or watch with a VR headset to feel like you’re really there.