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Samsung sending invites to a NYC launch event on Thursday, June 2nd

At 5PM EST on Thursday, Samsung will be unveiling...things. While nothing is specified, the Gear Fit 2 and Gear IconX are likely the stars of the show.

Published onJune 1, 2016

The Weekend may be the period everyone is waiting for, but Samsung clearly prefers Diplo. Korea’s numero uno electronics OEM has sent out invitations for an event to be held in New York City on Thursday June 2nd. While no exact details are provided as to what will be announced, there is somewhat less mystery surrounding who will be present, namely the aforementioned 37-year old DJ. Take a look:


Given that there have been no large leaks leading to leads about this event in and of itself, chances are high that it’s not a super-early release for say, the Galaxy Note 6 7. What is likely to make a formal debut is Samsung’s Gear Fit 2 wearable fitness band/bracelet which has been leaked even by the company itself. Along with the Fit 2, the Gear IconX earbuds are presumably going to surface for sound bytes as well.

The “Create” idea though, suggests there may be something else in store for stores. Could a new Galaxy Note tablet make a debut? An S-Pen that works with all Samsung devices? New software suites focused on productivity? Chances are it will be none of these things, but one can wonder. The key is likely in the statement that the devices can “work together to create a Galaxy of Possibility” suggesting it may be cross-platform support or even IoT-related aspects.


The Gear Fit 2 will reportedly make use of a curved Super AMOLED screen of higher resolution than the original Gear Fit from several years back. It is said to be more ergonomic thanks to a more visible curvature. In addition, the Gear Fit 2 is said to include a GPS module, something which fitness enthusiasts are no doubt eager to have on board, thus alleviating the need to use their phone for GPS-related functionality.

Samsung Gear IconX

The Gear IconX Bluetooth earbuds will supposedly integrate both a standalone music player with 4GB of storage and a fitness tracker.

With Thursday just a day away, it looks like those waiting for the latest Samsung gadgets can get the fix before the week’s end.