We can certainly expect to see the Galaxy Note 6 released this year. A anonymous source from Samsung released new information to reporters from TechRadar and Forbes and stated that the Note 6 will launch in August in the UK, which confirms a possible summer release that was originally predicted.
The source also said there will be no S7 Edge+. Both of these statements were in the context of the UK market, so it is possible that it could be different in other markets.
In mid-March, a rumor from Korean website The Bell suggested that Samsung will release the Note 6 in July, earlier than expected, and it will come running Android N, which Google does plan to have finished by the summer. The Note 6 is also reportedly codenamed Grace.
Samsung Galaxy Note 6 specs
The earliest rumblings about the Galaxy Note 6 specs are very intriguing. Patently Mobile dug up a Samsung patent that shows the Note 6 phablet sitting in a laptop dock, where it acts not only as a touchpad but also as the laptop’s processor and memory.
For Samsung to pull this off, the Note 6 will need to be a powerful machine indeed
The patents appear to show Windows software running once the Note 6 is docked. It would seem that Samsung is thinking of having the Note 6 run Android in its standard setup as a tablet, and switching over to Windows when it is set into the laptop.
For Samsung to pull this off, the Note 6 will need to be a powerful machine indeed. The Note series has always focused on multi-tasking and productivity, and packed in a lot of power to handle the strain, but nonetheless, this is a big step up.
Unsubstantiated reporting from Tech Times backed this theory up, with talk of a 16-core processor and 8 GB RAM. Their story provides no sources, however, so the claims are difficult to take seriously.
The Note 6 could come with a Galaxy Note Pen that doubles as a stand. This comes from Patently Mobile, who released a patent application from Samsung. The idea is that the pen could be pulled out halfway from its holder and locked, to prop the Note 6 upright to let you watch video and other media more easily. As seen in the leaked designs below, the pen-stand could be locked back in two different ways.
On February 15, a Weibo leakster posted a set of specs for the Galaxy Note 6. The list is impressive to the point of being unbelievable. The device will reportedly see an increase in screen size to 5.8 inches, and the screen will be a slim RGB AMOLED display, something we haven’t seen on a Galaxy since the S2.
The Note 6 was also said to bear 6 GB RAM, which would be the most RAM of any smartphone ever. This is an impressive figure, but with devices commonly now packing 3 or 4 GB RAM, it doesn’t seem ludicrously far-fetched.
Some of the information given in the leak is a bit confusing, however. For example, a pressure-sensitive screen with 1,024 pressure points is listed, even though the Note 4 and 5 both had twice as many points as that.
While we’re sat around waiting on more specs to begin to leak, we couldn’t resist having a think about the features we’d like to see on the Note 6. Given that we hold the Note 5 in incredibly high esteem here in the AndroidPIT offices, our hopes are high for Samsung’s follow-up. Take a look at the five features we’d love to see on the Galaxy Note 6.
Samsung Galaxy Note 6 price
The Note 5 has been spied with a price tag as high as US$850. The line has always been high-end, and the Note 6 seems unlikely to change that. Given that the patent suggests Samsung plans to build a phone powerful enough to function as a laptop, it will need a specs boost – and you can expect the price to rise accordingly.