Samsung’s Galaxy Note line has always focused on productivity and multi-tasking. The next year’s Galaxy Note 6 could take it to a whole new level by blurring the gap between laptops and smartphones. The Korean electronics giant already owns patents for a dual-OS notebook with a ‘phablet dock.’ The patent’s diagram shows that the phone would fit into a dock in a laptop-like device.
Will Samsung incorporate this technology in Galaxy Note 6?
If Samsung incorporates the technology in the Galaxy Note 6, it will allow customers to use it as a smartphone as well as a laptop. When docked in the laptop, the phone not only works as a touchpad but also the laptop’s memory and processor. Now that high-end smartphones come with their own powerful processor, RAM, and memory, it makes sense to use them as a laptop, points out Ubergizmo.
The laptop will act merely as a shell, while the smartphone will be the heart and brain of the laptop. Asus has already launched Padfone that relies on a similar concept. Padfone is a smartphone that also comes with a tablet shell. You can use it as a phone as and when you want. But if you want to use it as a tablet, simply place the phone inside the tablet shell.
The device runs both Android and Windows
The patent shows that the phablet runs Windows OS when docked in a laptop. So, it’s possible that the Galaxy Note 6 may run Android in its standard form, but will switch over to Windows when docked. To incorporate the dual OS feature, the next-gen phablet has to be an incredibly powerful device. And recent reports suggest that the Galaxy Note 6 will indeed be a workhorse.
According to Tech Times, the Note 6 will be powered by a 16-core processor and 8GB RAM. It is rumored to feature a 4K display, 30-megapixel main camera, and 16MP selfie camera. What’s more, the device may boast of a huge 4,200mAh battery and fast-charging technology that would deliver 40% charge in just four minutes, reports Tech Times. The phone will have biometric scanner for Samsung Pay. The Korean electronics giant is expected to launch the Galaxy Note 6 in the second half of 2016.