Given how Samsung has been able to claim domination with its Galaxy S7 releases this front half of the year, we wouldn’t even bother piping in a high-pitched cackle. In fact, plans for the Note 7’s launch seem a bit more calculated than maniacal.
A Verizon Wireless employee has apparently tipped off PhoneArena on what the carrier’s plans for the stylus-equipped phablet are in a memo which you can see below (with emphasis ours).
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“
Just because Verizon is starting pre-orders on Wednesday doesn’t mean that other carriers or retailers won’t immediately pre-orders the day of the event. Also, note the New Gear VR headset that will be compatible with major Samsung devices from the Note 7 going all the way back to the Note 4.