After the success Samsung has seen with the release of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, speculations have been rife regarding the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 6 with respect to specs, features as well as release date.
The previous models of the Galaxy Note series have been with no doubt a success. As a result, the South Korean company will want to keep up with this success by making the Note 6 an even better device than any of its predecessors. If anything, the quality seen in Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge means that Samsung Galaxy Note 6 is one of the most-awaited smartphones in 2016. But one might be asking somewhere whether the Note 6 is really worth the waiting. Well, here are a few things you need to know about this upcoming phablet.
Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will be coming in to succeed last year’s Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Given the quality that the latter brought, we expect even better to come with the former. Still, there are a number of things that will probably be retained, among them the Super AMOLED QHD panel with a resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels. However, rumors claim that the Note 6 will feature a larger 5.8-inch display unit with RGB AMOLED technology.
Samsung Galaxy S7 debuted the Always On display feature, something that is expected to be retained on the upcoming phablet as well. As for the design, the phone will look a lot like the Note 5, just like with the case of Galaxy S7 and S6.
As for the specs under the hood, Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will reportedly feature a Snapdragon 820 SoC for the American variant and an Exynos 8890 for the international variant. There are other reports suggesting that the Korean company is working on fitting a Snapdragon 823 SoC into the Note 6, but Qualcomm has not confirmed the availability of this chipset, making this just a mere rumor. As for the RAM, the Note 6 will pack a 6GB chip.
These specs are expected to outshine the Exynos 7 and 4GB RAM used on the Galaxy Note 5.
Samsung will also bring back the microSD card storage on the Note 6 to supplement the 32GB of onboard storage available on the phone. However, don’t be surprised if Samsung adds one or two other variants to this unit – 64GB and 128GB options. These will also include a microSD card slot, something the Note 5 never had.
Samsung Galaxy Note 6 also promises an even better camera than the Note 5’s 16MP rear snapper with f/1.9 aperture. The phablet will probably feature the same 12MP Dual Pixel lens as on the rear of the Galaxy S7 as well as a similar 5MP selfie camera. Even though the Note 6 will feature the same selfie camera as the Note 5, the former will come with an aperture of f/1.7, which is way better than what the latter has.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has a fingerprint scanner, however, it lacks one thing that might feature on Samsung Galaxy Note 6 – a retina scanner. Still, the Note 6 will probably get a fingerprint sensor that is more advanced than the one on the Note 5. Just like the S7 and S7 Edge, the Note 6 is also expected to bring back the water and dust resistance features. These two were heavily missed on the Note 5, a mistake Samsung is ready to correct with the device’s successor. As for the software, Samsung will probably debut the Note 6 with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on board as the device might be here earlier than Android N, which is currently in developer preview mode. The Note 5 debuted with Android Lollipop on board, but it has since been updated to Android Marshmallow, although not all units have received this update.
From the above, you should be in agreement that Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will be a complete upgrade to the Note 5.