The Galaxy Note 7 is all set to hit Indian shores as Samsung has begun sending out invites for the launch of its “The Next Galaxy” smartphone at an event to be held in New Delhi on August 11. New media reports now suggest that alongside the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung is also likely to introduce the Galaxy A9 Pro and its Tizen-based Z2 smartphone for Indian consumers at the same event.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 7 on August 2, and the device is open for pre-orders with global sales set to kick off on August 19. Samsung’s latest flagship phone has a water-resistant design, curved 5.7-inch Quad HD AMOLED screen, an iris scanner, an updated S Pen, top-of-the-line specs, and plenty of enhancements.
Alongside the Galaxy Note 7 in India, Samsung is set to launch the Galaxy A9 Pro, featuring a 6-inch display, an octa-core Snpadragon 652 processor, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of on-board storage. The Galaxy A9 Pro has a large 5,000 mAh battery, along with a 16 MP rear camera and an 8 MP front facing shooter.
On the other hand, the Tizen-powered Z2, a successor to the Z1, features a 4-inch AMOLED display and is powered by a 32-bit quad-core CPU with 1GB of RAM. The Z2 packs a 2,000mAh battery, though there’s no information about its camera setup.
At the August 11 event in India though, all eyes will be on the Galaxy Note 7. Samsung hasn’t provided any pricing details for the Indian market, but you can expect the new phablet to cost around Rs 63,000 (~US$943). There’s also no information about the pricing for the Galaxy A9 Pro, while the Z2 is expected to carry a price tag of Rs 4,499 (~US$67).
The Galaxy Note 7 is expected to open for pre-orders in India as soon as it is unveiled on August 11, with shipments to commence on August 19 when it also becomes available globally. Back in South Korea, the Note 7 has already become the most pre-ordered Galaxy phone with more than 200,000 handsets being pre-ordered in Samsung’s home market in just two days. Given that its pricing is a bit on the higher side, it remains to be seen how budget-conscious Indian consumers warm up to Samsung’s latest offering in the Galaxy Note series.
As of now, we can’t tell you anything about the availability of the Galaxy A9 Pro and the Z2, but we’ll update you as soon as the details start coming in from the Galaxy Note 7’s India launch event. Do you plan to go for the Galaxy Note 7 when it becomes available in India? Hit the comments below to let us know!