Samsung Galaxy Note series introduced the phablet world and ever since competition in the field has grown to become even tougher than thought.
With this understanding, Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will reportedly be a major upgrade to the Galaxy Note 5 as the company looks to retain its crown in the handset market in the year 2016. Samsung is reportedly looking to make another change in the phablet sector by changing the form factor of the Note 6 and there’s even more.
Here’s a look at the latest leaks, speculations and rumors surrounding the release of Samsung Galaxy Note 6. Something worth noting is that whatever is shared here could at some point be outmoded given that the South Korean company has yet to shed some light on the matter in any great detail. Still, we have some great news for you.
Last month we reported that Samsung was secretly perceived to be working on releasing two variants of the Galaxy Note 6. As for the design language, expect something very close to the already-released Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Apparently, the two smartphones being tested as Note 6 variants will come with the same specs apart from the screen, with the two taking similar design differences as the S7 and S7 Edge but with the same sizes of 5.8 inches.
It will be interesting to see a Samsung Galaxy Note 6 Edge come into play. While the curved edge design model has attracted more sales than the flat design, it remains to be seen whether the highly demanding Note family will give into this design tweak by Samsung. The Note series has remained to be very useful when it comes to productivity. Whether Samsung will want to retain this by keeping a flat screen or somehow hamper usability as well as distort information in certain occasions but keep the innovative part of the game by coming in with an Edge variant can only be told with time.
There are quite a number of devices fighting for the same spot as Galaxy Note 6. This means Samsung will have to be at its best in order to beat the competition and this might just be hampered with the divided focus on two variants of the same device. Despite this, we can expect huge improvements when compared to the Note 5, be it in design, battery life, specs under the hood and display quality.
Reports are rife that we’ll have at least a 4000mAh battery unit that will take care of powering the 4K screen on board. With Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge marking the return of the microSD card, the same is also expected to happen with the Note 6. This will be a huge thing for the fans of the Note series since most are power users who always want to carry huge files, transfer them to other media devices, create backups and even exchange them with others. This means the Note 6 has no choice but to deliver in each and every aspect.
Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will reportedly come with a mix of two chipsets – some variants will pack a Snapdragon chipset while the other will include an Exynos SoC. Further inside to join the 4000mAh battery pack will be a RAM of 6GB and a possible onboard storage of 256GB. Of course, expect to have other units with lower storage options of between 32GB and 128GB.
The Google I/O 2016 saw the release of a public beta version of Android N. This means that the idea of Samsung Galaxy Note 6 coming with this new OS out of the box is a possibility. With the new OS on board, it will be another plus for the Note 6, however, with the firmware still new, early adopters might have some real issues with the phone during the initial days. Other software features to expect are an enhanced S Note app as well as Samsung Focus, an app that brings BlackBerry-like unified apps for things like emails, status updates, `and other notifications.
As for the release date, it is believed that Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will be in the U.S. during the week of August 15, meaning it will be selling for at least four weeks before we get to see a new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (Pro).