As Samsung Galaxy S7 continues to find its sweet spot in the highly competitive smartphone industry, rumors of Samsung Galaxy Note 6 cannot be ignored.
The successor to the largely impressive Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is expected later on this year, but there is no actual date that has been set aside by Samsung with respect to the launching of this phablet. In addition, the company has been mum as far as the spec sheet and hardware of the Galaxy Note 6 are concerned. Still, there is a lot that can be said of the upcoming 2016 phablet months before its official release.
In a rundown of what the latest rumor mill has in store, here are 6 possible features that you can expect to see on Samsung Galaxy Note 6 when it is finally released to the public.
With Samsung shifting the size of the Galaxy S7 Edge from last year’s 5.1 inches to 5.5-inches, there are some suggestions that Samsung Galaxy Note 6 might feature a 5.8-inch display screen. Previous Galaxy Note lineup had 5.7-inches in size, but it seems Samsung is ready to make a shift as the love for bigger screens continues to grow among smartphone consumers.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 had a RAM of 4GB, which is 1GB more than Samsung Galaxy S6. The same is expected this year. With Samsung Galaxy S7 coming in with 4GB RAM, rumors have been rife that Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will be equipped with 6GB RAM. This would be a massive upgrade as compared to any of the company’s previous smartphone flagships.
Even though this has not been proved, the fact that Samsung started mass-producing 6GB RAM modules last year (and they haven’t appeared on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge) could imply that this is for sure coming to the Galaxy Note 6.
Another thing that could also point to a possible 6GB RAM on the Galaxy Note 6 is the fact that Samsung has in the past relied on its Note series when coming in with RAM upgrades. It first happened with Galaxy Note 3 (3GB RAM) and last year with Galaxy Note 5 (4GB RAM), so why not this year with Galaxy Note 6? Only time can tell.
Samsung Galaxy S7 has an Ingress Protection rating of IP68, which happens to be the best standard of water and dust proof protection at the moment. This is the same rating that Samsung Galaxy Note 6 is expected to come in with, something that means that phone will be able to rest for up to 30 minutes in water that is 5 feet deep. The duration is even longer when the water is shallower.
USB Type-C port
Samsung Galaxy S7 was expected to ship with the latest USB Type-C technology, however, the South Korean giant chose to stick with a micro-USB port. With the trend slowly shifting, Samsung Galaxy Note 6 might be the first Samsung smartphone to come in with USB Type-C connectivity. The feature has already made its way to the latest Samsung Galaxy TabPro S tablet, something that prompts suggestions it may also appear on the upcoming phablet.
While Samsung usually introduces new technology on phones first before moving it to tablets, it seems, this time, things will happen the other way round.
Security and privacy have been some of the hotly contested topics in the technology era. With major smartphone OEMs doing away with over-reliance on passcodes and passwords via the introduction of fingerprint technology on flagship devices; Samsung wants to take things to the next level with an iris scanner for the Galaxy Note 6, thus replacing the use of a finger with an eye.
According to the latest rumors, Samsung has been carrying out research on a device known as Iris cam. While no further details have been availed, there are chances that this might appear on the Note 6. If it’s indeed true, it won’t be long before more details actually start surfacing.
Android N preview is already in the air and given this early teaser, experts have been of the view that the software might be released earlier than usual. With this in mind, there are further suggestions that Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will come with Android N out of the box. More of Android N is expected to come from next month’s Google I/O developer conference.
The latest reports point to a July release for the Galaxy Note 6, something that some disagree with, claiming that it will be too early for both the device and the OS. Samsung released the Galaxy S7 earlier than the Galaxy S6 and if the same trend is followed, we might see the Galaxy Note 6 come in before mid-August, which is when Samsung Galaxy Note 5 was unveiled.