Rumors: Samsung Galaxy Note 6 Lite on the Way – Here’s what we know

Samsung Galaxy Note 6

No one saw the idea of a Samsung Galaxy Note 6 Lite in the making, instead, speculations have been rife that Samsung could probably be coming in with two variants of the Note 5’s successor.

Last year Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 5 in August and the device went on sale the next month. There are reports that the South Korean tech giant might be planning an early release date for this year’s Samsung Galaxy Note 6. There might be some truth to these rumors, especially given that the company also released the flagship Samsung Galaxy S7 and the curved Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge a month earlier than last year’s Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. However, these are still speculations and Samsung has yet to confirm a thing.

While this is happening, incoming reports claim that there is a slimmer and cheaper version of the phablet by the name of Samsung Galaxy Note 6 Lite. Samsung won’t be the first company to come in with a cheaper version of its flagships – it is something that Chinese makers have been doing for quite some time, with the likes of Huawei and Xiaomi topping this list.

If indeed the company is planning on coming in with a Samsung Galaxy Note 6 Lite, it will carry slightly different hardware specs as compared to the flagship model, which is rumored to be a mega change from last year’s Galaxy Note 5. As a result of the trimmed hardware specs, the Note 6 Lite will also be available at a cheaper price than the flagship model.

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 Lite vs. Galaxy Note 6

If the latest reports are to be believed, Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will come with massive hardware upgrades that include the yet-to-be-announced Snapdragon 823 SoC and a RAM of 6GB. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy Note 6 Lite will reportedly pack the 2016 flagship chipset and RAM – Snapdragon 820 and 4GB, respectively.

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 Lite

As far as the display unit is concerned, Samsung might pack a Full HD screen on the Galaxy Note 6 Lite instead of going for the flagship QHD display. However, the two devices will be of equal size, hence, the 5.8-inch display size is expected on the Lite model. Other than these, the rest of the specs are expected to be the same for the both devices. But with this being a mere rumor, it is important that you take the news with a grain of salt.

Samsung came in with a Galaxy Note 5 variant with dual SIM capabilities. Probably this is the same version, but now with a “Lite” tag on its name. Furthermore, it is possible that coming in with such a variant might see the device remain exclusive to certain markets.

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