Samsung is currently working hard on the Galaxy Note 6 behind the scenes, with the intention of releasing this tablet in what is presumed to be August. It is possible that the Galaxy Note 6 will even receive an earlier release date than this, as Samsung continues its successful policy of creating a clear demarcation between its devices and Apple iPhone release dates.
Galaxy Note 6 may be the best Samsung device to come out
But there is no doubt that the Galaxy Note 6 has huge potential in 2016. Recent Galaxy Note releases have been particularly impressive, and many experts now believe that the Galaxy Note is actually the best device that Samsung produces. The Galaxy S range remains the mainstream series from the Korean corporation, but the Galaxy Note range has benefited from the more impressive specifications and features over the last couple of years.
And Samsung is set to continue this approach with the Galaxy Note 6, with all manner of the powerful specs and functionality being linked with this phablet contender. And there is huge potential for the Galaxy Note 6 to explicitly head the phablet marketplace, as reports indicate that Apple will be rather conservative with the iPhone 7.
The current battle between Samsung and Apple is rather fascinating, after a period during which Samsung struggled to keep up with the runaway momentum of the California-based company. Apple has been the market-leader in the mobile niche for quite some time, and the last 24 months or so have provided an almost relentless cavalcade of bad news for Samsung, as the company fell significantly behind its great rival.
However, times are changing, and Samsung has achieved a significant increase in revenue over the last couple of quarters. Meanwhile, Apple have been forced to concede that it will shift less iPhone units in 2016 that during the previous calendar year; an indication that the consumer electronics giant is struggling to maintain its position in the marketplace.
With this in mind, Samsung is ready to ensure that the Galaxy Note 6 is the most impressive phablet that has ever been produced. News on this forthcoming mobile release is extremely exciting, with reports this week pointing to some very significant developments in China.
Recently, Samsung held the Samsung Mobile Solutions Forum event in China, at which the Korean corporation unveiled some very significant new technology. The LPDDR4 6GB DRAM chip was on show in China, and this has been manufactured using the latest and most innovative 10nm processes.
It has been a presumed based on this news that the Galaxy Note 6 will feature 6GB of ultra-fast RAM memory, and it also seems extremely likely that the new chip will indeed feature in the forthcoming phablet. The Galaxy Note range has become notorious for Samsung testing its innovations, new features and fresh hardware products, and it seems once more that the phablet contender will benefit from new technology.
Reports indicate that the new chipset will provide power saving functionality for the Galaxy Note 6, suggesting that the Korean corporation will further extended its lead in this department. Samsung devices have been lauded for possessing superior battery lifecycle than their Apple counterparts, and it seems certain that this will advance further still with the release of the Galaxy Note 6.
The S-Pen stylus has also been a major part of the Galaxy Note phablet success story, and it seems that Samsung is planning to extend the capabilities of this feature in the next generation handset. Particularly linked with the Galaxy Note 6 is a new feature, described as the ‘off screen memo’, which will enable users of the Galaxy Note 6 to write notes on the screen even while it is locked.
It has also been reported that the Galaxy Note 6 will receive an iris scanner for the first time in the series. Security is becoming increasingly important for mobile devices, and this new functionality will enable Samsung to secure its devices by utilising biometrics. Recent trademark registration requests in Europe have pointed to Samsung patenting “Samsung Eyeprint” and “Samsung Iris”, and it is largely expected that the Korean corporation will test the water of this innovation with the release of the Galaxy Note 6.
Meanwhile, there are some spectacular and almost intimidating specs being linked with the Galaxy Note 6. In particular, the Snapdragon 823 processor could be the first quad-core unit to be included in a mainstream mobile device. Coupled with the 6GB of extremely fast memory expected to be included in the handset, and this should be the swiftest phablet yet to hit the stores.
While it now seems unlikely that Samsung will upgrade the resolution of the device to 4K, the Galaxy Note 6 retains the AMOLED technology which has set it apart from its competitors over the last few years. The Galaxy Note range arguably possesses the best display in the mobile industry, and Samsung has particular cemented this impression by including the curved screen technology which has become so associated with the Korean company.
Elsewhere, Samsung is expected to increase the battery size included in the Galaxy Note 6 to 4,200mAh, include an updated version of the Android operating system, utilize USB Type-C for the first time, and ensure that the Galaxy Note 6 is both significantly waterproof and dustproof. It all adds up to extremely powerful and impressive phablet device, and one that could continue the recent success story of Samsung.
Two-pronged challenge for Samsung
There is no doubt that the East Asian company will face massive challenges in the near future. While Apple is enduring a tricky period in its existence, it remains the most notorious and recognizable brand on the planet, and continues to be the market-leader in the premium mobile space. It is also anticipated that iPhone sales will increase by 10 percent next year when the revolutionary iPhone 8 is released.
Meanwhile, a wide variety of affordable Android variants are challenging Samsung at the more affordable end of the market, resulting in a pincer movement against the Korean corporation. Thus, the outstanding Galaxy Note 6 will be a welcome addition for Samsung, and one that will be very much worth waiting for later this year.