The release of Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will mark Samsung’s final line of defense against the upcoming iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (Pro) following the successful launch of Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
Based on the huge improvements the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have seen, there is no doubt that the upcoming Galaxy Note 6 will be a major upgrade. The two phones have helped push Samsung’s sales above Apple in Q1 2016. The story is still expected to be the same during this Q2, but as the sales begin fading away well into Q3, Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will be here to take over.
Given the rumored features and specs of the Note 6, there is no doubt the success the company has already seen might go on all throughout the year, or long enough before Apple unveils the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus later in September. According to the latest leaks and speculations, there is no doubt that the Note 6 will give the upcoming iPhone 7 lineup a run for its money.
In the same regards, here are 5 reasons to get excited about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 6.
According to rumors, Samsung is working on two different screen panels and apparently, it is stuck on which model to come in with. There is a normal flat screen and a curved edge panel, however, it seems the company will only be going with one option. So, will it be the flat or edge panel?
Ever since Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge came to life, it seems the curved edge variant has seen more sales than the flat variant. This could possibly drive the company into coming in with a curved edge Samsung Galaxy Note 6.
We already know quite a lot about the specs of the Galaxy Note 6, but all of these is based on rumors, speculations, and even theories. All in all, the Note 6 will be a monster when it comes to performance specs.
It is believed Samsung will settle for a 2K display, but add 0.1 inches to last year’s size. The Super AMOLED QHD panel will support new S-Pen software features as well as bring along the always on display from the S7. Under the hood, Note 6 will carry a Snapdragon 820 SoC and a gigantic RAM of 6GB. It is also believed the company will come in with a new imaging technology alongside the fingerprint scanner that is used on the S7 series.
There are reports that the phablet will be available in the U.S. during the week of August 15. The question of whether this is enough time or not for the company to bake Android N into the phone can only be answered at the time of release. However, the huge RAM is more than what day-to-day users need on a phone, prompting speculations that the newly-announced Google Daydream VR platform could be supported on this device.
An even better camera than Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 has been hailed to feature one of the best cameras ever on a smartphone. However, the Korean company isn’t going to rest on this, especially knowing that iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are coming with even better cameras, with rumors pointing to a dual-lens setup for the latter.
Apparently, the company is working on a new CMOS sensor with f/1.4 aperture. The sensor could be anyway between 18MP and 24MP.
New productivity features
There are reports that Samsung wants to bring in something very similar to BlackBerry Hub. Known as Samsung Focus, the feature will act as a place for managing all of your emails, tweets and so on. This is aimed at eliminating the idea of having to hop between different apps to execute different tasks. Similar to the BB Hub, you will also be able to access calendar info, memo notes as well as contacts in a single interface.
Volumes of storage
Of course, the Note 6 is expected to feature an expandable storage slot. Nonetheless, the phone is also rumored to come with a massive onboard storage of 256GB. While this will mean you shell out more cash to get the top-end model, you can always opt for the base model of 32GB, just in case you feel a little constraint.
Given that Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will be sticking to its productivity guns, many would love to see the phone come with a removable battery. But this is unlikely, instead, the company will possibly pack a humongous battery into the Note 6.
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