Galaxy Note 6 prototypes reportedly include 5.8-inch curved model with 4,000 mAh battery
Flooding the smartphone market with two more flagship models by fall after recently releasing the wildly successful Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge doesn’t sound like a very wise prospective move from Samsung.
But that can’t stop the world-leading OEM from testing both the flat and curved Galaxy Note 6 waters. Insiders claim only one of the two variants currently considered will ultimately hit retail stores, and you shouldn’t rule out the Note 6 being “edgy” as standard, since these types of handhelds are nowadays proving more popular.
Whether the S Pen-wielding phablet embraces or snubs curves, rumor has it the display will slightly grow from Note 5’s 5.7 to 5.8 inches while retaining Quad HD resolution. Meanwhile, a new, overclocked Exynos 8-series SoC and Qualcomm’s looming Snapdragon 823 silicon may share hardware-running duties, depending on your region.
That would further help the Galaxy Note 6 stand out from the S7 and S7 Edge, unlike the Note 5 and S6, which packed the exact same Exynos 7420 processor.
Moving on, 6GB RAM gains even more credence and pretty much stops being a pipe dream, with microSD support likely to make a Note-series comeback too, and internal storage starting at 32GB. Android N should be ready in time for the powerhouse’s debut, so July is no longer a believable ETA, with a massive 4,000 mAh battery or so acting as another major selling point.
Mind you, the GNote 5 barely hauls a 3,000 mAh cell, but the S7 Edge doubles its 5.5-inch screen with a 3,600 mAh ticker, making the 4,000 mAh upgrade a logical step forward. To wrap things up, the iris scanner and water-resistant body aren’t confirmed by the new source, but a fingerprint reader and 12MP rear-facing camera with dual pixel technology seem practically etched in stone.