Now that the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have been unveiled, Samsung’s R&D team is focusing on the next-gen phablet, likely to be called Galaxy Note 6. The phablet is expected to launch around the same time as Apple’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, that would give it some tough competition. Samsung is rumored to include many new features in the Galaxy Note 6. Here are some of the new features that we can expect in the Note 6.
A pressure-sensitive display
Samsung is yet to bring a rival to Apple’s 3D Touch display in the iPhone 6S. The Korean company has reportedly entered into a partnership with Synaptics to use the latter’s ClearForce pressure-sensitive display technology into its future devices. Rumors indicate that the Note 6 will have a 5.8-inch Quad HD display with 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution.
256GB UFS flash memory
The Galaxy Note 6 is expected to be available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB UFS 2.0 storage options. The world’s largest smartphone maker has unveiled a new 256GB Universal Flash Storage for smartphones that is rumored to be included in the Note 6. Samsung claims its new UFS memory is twice as fast as a SATA SSD for PCs. Combine this chip with USB 3.0 technology and you can transfer a 5GB of full HD movie in less than 12 seconds.
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Galaxy Note 6 phablet dock
A patent granted to Samsung late last year fueled speculations that the Note 6 could be a laptop-hybrid device. The patent is for a dual-OS notebook with a phablet dock. If you want to use it as a phablet, it would run Android. You can also place it in a dock on a laptop-like shell to use it as a laptop. It would run Windows OS in laptop mode. When placed in the phablet dock, the device works not only as a touchpad but also as the laptop’s processor and memory.
The Note 6 would probably be the first ever smartphone to boast of a 6GB RAM. If Samsung incorporates the patent described above to make it a laptop-hybrid device, it makes sense for the phablet to have a laptop-like RAM. The Note 6 is expected to run Samsung’s in-house Exynos processor, though certain variants of the phone may be powered by Snapdragon 820 SoC.
Among other things, the Galaxy Note 6 is rumored to feature a 12-megapixel main camera with BRITECELL technology and “Super OIS Plus” for improved image quality, especially in low-light conditions.