Rumors about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 6 can’t just stop and the latest to come to the fold will surprise you, just a little.
According to the latest leaks, it seems the much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will not come with the expected Snapdragon 820 chipset we already see in the current Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, among other 2016 smartphone flagships.
The Snapdragon 820 SoC has been hailed as one of the best, if not the best smartphone chipsets in 2016. Many benchmarks that pit the processor against the likes of Apple’s A9 and the latest Exynos 8890 rank the Qualcomm chipset higher than its counterparts. Regardless of this, it seems Samsung will be making a jump to the next flagship SoC in line – the Snapdragon 823.
Samsung Galaxy Note 6 is not expected until somewhere in August or even September. However, there are many reports pointing to an early release, just like this year’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, which were released days earlier than last year’s Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Samsung has had the tradition of introducing or rather trying out new hardware with the Galaxy Note series. It has happened before with the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 5, it could be happening with the Galaxy Note 6 as well.
Samsung has not said a thing about this development or even what to expect when the new Galaxy Note 6 is finally unveiled later on this year. Despite the change, the proposed Snapdragon 823 will still come with the Adreno 530 GPU and four 64-bit Kryo cores found in the Snapdragon 820 as well as a Hexagon Digital Signal Processor, otherwise known as DSP.
Other rumors point to a Samsung Galaxy Note 6 that features a 5.8-inch slim RGB AMOLED display panel with a QHD resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels. With Samsung famous for packing the Galaxy Note series with high-performing hardware and the fact that 4GB RAM has kind of become a standard for 2016 flagship smartphones, the South Korean giant might want to remain unique by upping the RAM of the Galaxy Note 6 by 2GB. Last year’s Galaxy Note 5 had 4GB of RAM, it is highly doubtful that the same will be maintained in this year’s version. If rumors remain true, we might see a Samsung Galaxy Note 6 that packs a 6GB RAM.
There are also some reports suggesting that further improvements might be witnessed in the camera department. With Samsung having already improved the camera of the Galaxy S7 as compared to the S6, the same might come to the Note 6. Although the 12MP rear sensor might be maintained, Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will probably come with Super OIS system that will ensure the best photos are achieved regardless of the surrounding conditions. Other things to expect on the Galaxy Note 6 include a microSD card slot, Ingress Protection certification, and an even larger battery unit.
At the moment, Qualcomm hasn’t made any official statements about the existence of the Snapdragon 823 chipset. As a result, don’t be quick to believe this rumor.