Samsung is expected to release the Galaxy Note 6 during the first week of August and official sales to commence at the middle of the same month.
Rumors of the possible specs and features of this phone have been doing rounds all over the web, but Samsung has not come out with anything concrete to substantiate the said rumors. Still, the newly launched Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge as well as last year’s Galaxy Note 5 can tell a lot about what to expect when the new Galaxy Note 6 is unveiled.
Sticking with the Note 6, there are other reports that this phone might come with a new name instead, the Galaxy Note 7. According to the reports, this change in name is aimed at creating harmony between the naming of the flagship Galaxy S series and Galaxy Note series. It is also thought that Samsung will be among the first companies to unveil a handset powered by the latest Android N.
Google released a public beta of this OS during last month’s I/O conference. Even though this was an unusual timing for the release of an Android public beta, the search engine giant has yet to mention the specific date of releasing this OS. Still, the fact that the developer preview of Android N was released earlier than usual, many have been adamant that the stable version will also be released earlier than previous versions.
Apparently, Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will be coming in with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box. This makes total sense considering that Android N has not been confirmed what name it will come with, leave alone the release date. Android M was released last year and most devices are still being updated with the OS, including Samsung’s very own.
If Samsung was indeed planning on releasing the Galaxy Note 6 with Android N out of the box, it would at least be testing the phone with Android N on board. But as the leaked reports show, the device being tested, which carries the Galaxy Note 6’s suspected model number of SM-N930A, is running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
Given that this is a mere rumor, you may want to take it with a pinch of salt. It is possible that Android N might still be on board the Note 6 when it is released later in August. This will be in Q3 2016 and according to a new rumor, Google might unveil this new OS at around the same time.
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