Samsung’s camp is abuzz with activity, with the imminent launch of the next-generation Samsung Galaxy Note to be just a few months away. There are many exciting rumors floating around the internet that the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 6 is poised to potentially change the smartphone game and bring it to the next level. In this article, we take a look at all the buzzes and speculations surrounding the many features of the upcoming premium smartphone from Samsung.
Rumored features and specifications of the Galaxy Note 6
Not much is known about the design yet, but the Galaxy Note 6 may sport the glass and metal exterior that the South Korean tech giant seems to have made standard for all its high-end devices. The Note 6 will likely have the same basic shape as its predecessor.
In terms of its screen, which is indisputably one of the best features of the Galaxy Note 5, the Note 6 is expected to come with a whopping 5.8-inch Super AMOLED screen, although it is suggested this may increase to 6 inches. That’s not all, either. Samsung is allegedly working on a new smartphone with a bendable display to be released in 2016. It doesn’t take a marketing genius to figure out that a phone with foldable screen would be a geek’s dream coming to life and – if done well – will sell like hotcakes. It looks really revolutionary, but it is still unclear whether Samsung will offer a “Premium Edition” of the upcoming flagship with a foldable display.
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The Samsung Galaxy Note 6 may feature a pressure-sensitive screen technology. The pressure sensitive technology works similar to Apple’s 3D Touch display released with its iPhone S6. It isn’t out of the ordinary to see Samsung following Apple’s footsteps. It has been known to do it quite well given its past records.
The camera will obviously be the center of attention. The rumor mills reported that this phablet will sport one of the best, highest-quality cameras you will find on any smartphone. A 30-megapixel primary camera (coupled with Sony Sensor) and 16-megapixel selfie snapper is expected to meet the shooting needs of the user. This would be a worthy upgrade over the 16-megapixel primary shooter and 5-megapixel front-facing camera on the Galaxy Note 5. The camera is expected to bring along a plethora of new, much-needed features, including 4K video recording and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).
Under the hood: quad-core Snapdragon SoC and Exynos Chipset
Now let’s talk about what will be under the hood powering the Galaxy Note 6. One thing that looks certain for the new smartphone is the inclusion of a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 SoC though certain variants of the device will run Samsung’s own Exynos processor Vlogger Faire.
How Much RAM will the device have?
The Galaxy Note 6 will be the world’s first ever smartphone to ship with 8GB of RAM. The fact that the Note 6 will feature 4GB of RAM more than its predecessor, could indicate Samsung has some pretty big plans for the device. Rumors say that the Note 6 will be a laptop hybrid and a smartphone. The company already received a patent for what is known as its next-generation notebook running a dual-OS with a phablet dock. If the technology is featured in the Galaxy Note 6, the phablet would naturally run Android when in smartphone mode. When it is docked inside a notebook, it would automatically switch to running the Windows OS.
Speculation about the Battery
Earlier this year, rumors popped up about the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 potentially packing a mammoth 4000mAh battery. The battery in the Note 6 is also likely to be non-removable. Rapid charging and wireless charging technology will also be supported on the phone.
The phone will come with three different internal storage variants: 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. Many were disappointed when Samsung discarded the microSD card slot last year. However, many are expecting that it will be brought back in the Galaxy Note 6.
Samsung Galaxy Note 6 Key Features
Display: 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display
Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Processor: Snapdragon 820 SoC + Samsung’s Exynos chipset
Rear camera: 30MP
Secondary camera: 16MP
As for the release date, Samsung traditionally launched the Note at the IFA show in Berlin, but in 2015 it went early and announced the Galaxy Note 5 in August. If Samsung sticks to its usual release schedule, we can expect the Note 6 to be unveiled either in August or in September 2016. Hopefully, it will be worth the wait.
Unfortunately, pricing hasn’t been confirmed yet for the Galaxy Note 6 but we can definitely say it is not going to be cheap. Considering its premium build, those who want to buy this phone will have to shell out about $800 to $1200.