Samsung’s next-gen flagship phablet Galaxy Note 6 is still a few months away, but rumors and leaks about the device have been pouring in. Citing sources familiar with the matter, Dutch publication GSM HelpDesk has leaked out a bunch of details about the Note 6. Earlier this month, analysts said Samsung could unveil the Note 6 as early as July to get a headstart over Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7.
Samsung testing two versions of Note 6
Sources told GSM HelpDesk that Samsung is currently testing both a flat-screen and a curved display version of the Galaxy Note 6. Both displays feature Quad HD resolution. However, the Korean electronics giant plans to release only one version of the device. Reports suggest that Samsung is more likely to launch the dual-edge display version as the company has spent so much time, effort, and money perfecting the technology which consumers have loved.
The Dutch publication adds that the Note 6 will be powered by a huge 4,000mAh battery, compared to the Note 5’s 3,000mAh. It would be easy for Samsung to pack a bigger battery with a larger body. The Note 6 is said to have a 5.8-inch Quad HD display. It will have the same 12-megapixel camera as the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, but will bring improved software and new photography features.
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Galaxy Note 6 to have 6GB RAM
According to the leak, the Galaxy Note 6 will feature 6GB RAM and 32GB of built-in storage. The prototypes currently under testing are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 823 and Samsung’s Exynos 8890, along with Android N. There have also been rumors that the Note 6 may feature an iris scanner, but GSM HelpDesk didn’t mention it. Remember that the device is still under testing, so Samsung may change features ahead of the final release.
Other reports suggest that the Note 6’s design elements will be similar to that of the Galaxy S7. Samsung is also said to bring back the microSD card slot and waterproofing capabilities, as these features helped boost consumer demand for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Earlier this year, Samsung started production of 256GB UFS 2.0 memory, fueling speculations that the Note 6 could also be available in 256GB storage option.