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.