If you think Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are the best to come from Samsung yet, well, you might want to rethink that, especially with Samsung Galaxy Note 6 release looming.
Last year, Samsung released Galaxy Note 5 in August. While this is expected to be the same period the company announces the phone’s successor, the fact that Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge were released a month earlier than last year’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge coupled with speculations and rumors from various noteworthy sources could mean Samsung Galaxy Note 6 could be here earlier.
According to a report coming from the ever reliable @evleaks, Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will be unveiled to the U.S. market during the week of August 15. If this is true, the Galaxy Note 6 will probably go on sale a few weeks later, somewhere in late August or early September. Speaking of September, this is around the same period that Apple will be pushing out this year’s flagships – iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
In essence, while Apple will be announcing its device, the Galaxy Note 6 will have already gone on sale and by the time the iPhone 7 Plus is available for sale, the former will already have been on the market for at least a month. This won’t be anything new, though, as the same also happened with last year’s Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and iPhone 6S Plus.
Prior reports had pointed towards a July release for the Note 6, however, this leak from Evan Blass quashes away any uncertainties regarding the phablet’s release date.
As for the specs that Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will pack, Sam Mobile claims that the device will include a 5.8-inch RGB AMOLED screen with a similar resolution to last year’s Note 5. However, the phone will receive new things such as IP68 water and dust resistance certification, microSD card support, a USB Type-C port, 6GB RAM as well as a 4000mAh battery unit. Samsung will probably stick with the Snapdragon 820 SoC and Exynos 8890 SoC used on the S7 and S7 Edge, but some reports are pointing towards a Snapdragon 823 SoC.
Samsung has really stepped up its game when it comes to smartphone designs. This is expected to be seen when the Galaxy Note 6 is unveiled. There are even some rumors claiming that the Note 6 might come with a curved display variant as well, but these are unfounded.
In 2014, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 took to the shelves at around the same time as the iPhone 6 Plus. This resulted in the Korean company taking a massive beating from Apple as far as smartphone sales are concerned. Samsung avoided this mistake by releasing the Galaxy Note 5 a month earlier than the iPhone 6S Plus, something that proved to be a success. As for Samsung Galaxy Note 6, this is something the company would want to emulate by releasing the device early enough in order to beat the competition expected to come from Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus later in the year.