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Galaxy Note 6 may ship with 5.8" display, 6 GB RAM and 12 MP camera

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Galaxy Note 6 may ship with 5.8" display, 6 GB RAM and 12 MP camera

The ink from the Note 5's S Pen hasn't completely dried out yet, and we are already in for a rumor treat about its successor. That's not the first time we are hearing something about the phablet whose unveiling is many months away, and won't be the last, but the current speculation comes with a collection of specs that are pretty believable, with only one outlier.

Galaxy Note 6 may ship with 5.8" display, 6 GB RAM and 12 MP camera
From a leakster Weibo account from the untamed prairies of the Chinese tech blogosphere now comes a tip that the next Galaxy Note 6 will arrive with a 5.8" Slim RGB AMOLED display with 1440 x 2560 resolution and 1024 pressure points. The "slim" part likely means the obvious - that Samsung may have managed to shrink the display package footprint, but does RGB mean it will do away with the PenTile "diamond pixel" matrix? This would be interesting to follow, as it would suggest a new production technology for Samsung's AMOLED displays will be in store with the Note 6. The new 5.8" screen size, if it is not rounded up from 5.7" and change, would also suggest something similar. Moreover, if Samsung indeed outs a 5.1" Galaxy S7 and 5.5" Galaxy S7 Edge next week, a slightly larger than 5.7 inches panel would help it differentiate the Note 6 even further in its portfolio, especially if it sports the stellar screen-to-body ratio of its predecessor.

Going through the rest of the specs sheet tipped here we see the Note 6 listed with 6 GB of RAM, which may sound overkill, but let's not forget that Samsung placed 3 GB of RAM in the Galaxy S6 last year, while the Note 5 has 4 GB. Furthermore, Samsung recently announced that it has started mass producing 12Gb LPDDR4 RAM chips using a 20nm process technology, being the first company on the globe to achieve the feat. As Samsung itself noted in the press release, this will allow the creation of smartphones with 6 GB of RAM. As there are 8 bits in a byte, a 12Gb chip can actually hold in 1.5GB of information. By pairing together four such chips in a dual channel config, Samsung can now make smartphones that come with a whopping 6 GB of RAM, so this part of the specs list here doesn't sound all that far off any more.

When it comes to chipsets, the leakster only claims that the Note 6 will arrive with "two SoC solutions," likely both Snapdragon and Exynos variations, just like the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are supposed to be. The other very plausible tidbit is that the Note 6 will use a 12 MP camera sensor with Super OIS Plus system, perhaps the same setup that is rumored to be in the S7 and S7 Edge, if history is any indication. The OIS Plus is said to mean a 5-axis image stabilization system, so there's plenty to look forward to from Samsung on the camera front. Finally, Note 6 is apparently equipped with an S Pen (duh) and may come in 64 GB/128 GB version, which could indicate the lack of a microSD slot. No info yet on battery capacity, or if there will be major design changes, but we are certain that there will be plenty of leaks to fill in the gaps between now and late summer. What do you think, do these specs sound enticing if they materialize like that in the Note 6?

source: HQ Vision (Weibo)

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posted on 12 Feb 2016, 09:30 19

1. Ninetysix (Posts: 2339; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


12MP camera? Welcome to 2012 Shamesung.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 09:33 44

2. Nallaikumaran (banned) (Posts: 61; Member since: 14 Sep 2015)


Old Joke, It's nothing like a, Damn iPhone.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 10:19 8

24. SamsungPhanboy (banned) (Posts: 765; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)


You do realize this can come off as a compliment to the iPhone, right?

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 10:28 8

28. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1111; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Well, does everybody look like an Apple hater to you?

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 01:48 1

88. sharks (Posts: 233; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)


Well, back on track... It's definitely not going to have more than 4GB RAM. What a joke!

posted on 14 Feb 2016, 01:10

96. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8344; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


no it didnt. it was blasted for taking worse pictures than the iphone 6 models

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 11:21

43. MSi_GS70 (unregistered)


What stopping them to make 6 inch note?

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 11:30 2

49. SupermanayrB (Posts: 428; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


The lack of success with the Galaxy Mega.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 13:00 2

59. azimesmail (Posts: 125; Member since: 23 Nov 2014)


The Mega came in 5.8 and 6.3. Both were failures because they both had mid-range specs. Snapdragon 400. In 2013, the Snapdragon 600 was the high end CPU that was in the S4 earlier that same year. Then the 5.7" Note 3 with the Snapdragon 800 came out just 4 months after the Mega series.

Also, Sony released the 6.44" Xperia Z Ultra just two months after Samsung released the Mega. The Ultra had the Snapdragon 800. That could have very well hindered the sales of the Mega.

With the success of the Nexus 6 and 6P, I don't see why Samsung is scared to make a 6" phone. I'd definitely go back to Samsung if they had a 6" Note. After using the Nexus 6P, I love the screen size. I'm actually hoping the rumours of the Sony Xperia Z6 Ultra are true.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 16:59

74. Clars123 (Posts: 596; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


one name for you .....Galaxy A9

and with how people love to bitch about phablet phone sizes knowing very well that phablets ARE NOT for one-handed use I dont see samsung making the Notes substantially bigger anytime soon.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 19:18

80. chenski (Posts: 350; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)


Well there are note 10.1

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 02:49

90. azimesmail (Posts: 125; Member since: 23 Nov 2014)


That's a tablet though...

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 02:48

89. azimesmail (Posts: 125; Member since: 23 Nov 2014)


The Galaxy A9 is still a mid-range phone. Samsung could make a 6" Note. Just like the Nexus 6 and 6P.

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 05:02

91. jhondoe. (Posts: 10; Member since: 23 May 2014)


nexus 6p has 5.7 inch

posted on 14 Feb 2016, 01:11

97. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8344; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


failures? maybe in the usa. plenty people with them in the philippines.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 09:43 18

5. Biernot (unregistered)


12MP camera ? Welcome to 2015 Apple

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 09:43 3

6. Clars123 (Posts: 596; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


you must be really pleased with yourself

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 09:44

8. Ruturaj (Posts: 1275; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


So much pleased that he gonna make love to himself tonight.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 09:43 4

7. Ruturaj (Posts: 1275; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


Nah, welcome to 2015, since according to trolls like you, 12MP camera was invented in 2015.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 09:45 16

9. bangkoktomboy (Posts: 35; Member since: 29 Jun 2015)


Do we need another proof to see if Apple fan is a total moron? Well, the proof is already in his comment...

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 09:52 4

13. Clars123 (Posts: 596; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


i wouldn't say ALL Apple fans are morons..but he's just a really bad nut case

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 10:00 1

16. bangkoktomboy (Posts: 35; Member since: 29 Jun 2015)


I honestly meant "Apple fanboy". No intention to offend all Apple fans though

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 10:04 7

18. bucky (Posts: 2459; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Actually he is spot on. This comment was everywhere when the iPhone came out with 12mp

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 11:23 3

44. j2001m (Posts: 2788; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


It's all about the size of the pixels and the s7 pixels is way bigger the the nexus 6p pixels and they was big

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 10:18 1

23. Wiencon (Posts: 1762; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Actually this guy is a master troll, probably best on PA right now. Looks how every fandroid got pissed at him but when Apple released 12mp camera everyone was saying same goddamn thing: "welcome to 2012 Apple"

You just got trolled in really great way

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 10:05 3

20. Norris (Posts: 121; Member since: 26 Jun 2015)


You have no idea what you are talking about

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 11:54 3

53. rd_nest (Posts: 1591; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Comments like this prove that the comment section is filled with idiots. Measuring camera quality by megapixels is idiotic.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 13:01

60. akki20892 (Posts: 3900; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


nope! welcome to 2009.

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 06:24

92. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 800; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


In 2012, iPhone had a 5MP camera...

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 09:35 7

3. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


No 4k nonsense? Thank god it's not becoming a thing

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 09:47 3

11. Landon (Posts: 394; Member since: 07 May 2015)


True but for those who want this phone partially for VR reasons, I think it would be wise for them to produce another version with a 4K display.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 18:53

78. ibend (Posts: 3507; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


it will come and become standart.. but not now

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 19:55

83. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


And 6gb Ram, we can install hundreds of apps.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 09:42 13

4. sissy246 (Posts: 626; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


12 MP Super OIS Plus system, and will still take way better pictures then iphone

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 10:05 3

19. bucky (Posts: 2459; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


And yet you mention it here as a competitor.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 09:46 2

10. fyah_king (Posts: 206; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


The phone of all phones! Iphone owners you can bow down to your king.:)

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 09:52

12. MichiGo (Posts: 167; Member since: 09 Sep 2014)


Interesting. I guess I will hold off on the S7 then

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 09:55 6

14. cncrim (Posts: 796; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


6gb RAM? Come one Sammy with all the RAM in world you throw in there but not have system take full advantage of it then it just a waste.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 09:58 6

15. cnour (Posts: 565; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


6GB RAM and it will lag!!!!!

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 11:36 17

52. drifter77 (Posts: 185; Member since: 12 Jun 2015)


Says someone who never owned a Note.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 19:57

84. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


He's more a the biggest iFanatic.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 13:14 10

62. tedkord (Posts: 10231; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Since my Note 5 with 4gb doesn't, I'll just assume you're stupid.

posted on 05 Apr 2016, 20:39

102. durag1 (Posts: 35; Member since: 29 May 2012)


I have Note 4 with 3GB ram and zero lag. Have you ever had one? Probably not.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 10:03 4

17. DnB925Art (Posts: 947; Member since: 23 May 2013)


I'm a Note buyer. My 2 year cycle on Sprint subsidy is coming up. Time to upgrade my Note 4 to the Note 6!

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 10:11

21. neela_akaash (Posts: 1112; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Better wait another 8 months...

posted on 04 Apr 2016, 21:26 1

100. EvilDaveCanada (Posts: 2; Member since: 04 Apr 2016)


Don't upgrade your Note4 unless you want to give up a removable battery.
I wish I could find 910W8 models still in the box to buy to have a spare for my current Note4. Won't buy another Note UNTIL they return to a removable battery.

posted on 05 Apr 2016, 20:31

101. durag1 (Posts: 35; Member since: 29 May 2012)


They are bringing back memory card and changeable batteries after so many complaints with taking away in the Note 5 and S6 series. I will not own a phone without SD card or changeable battery like apple. May want extended battery or if battery goes bad, save money and change out yourself. I have no issues with standard battery in my Note 4 and zero lag! Love it!

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 10:12 1

22. adsg48 (Posts: 60; Member since: 18 Apr 2015)


Samsung Note series is a very special breed of mobile devices. Make it 6 inch and wider.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 10:23

26. fyah_king (Posts: 206; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


It's the best phone in the business.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 19:20

81. chenski (Posts: 350; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)


Thats debatable

posted on 14 Feb 2016, 01:14

98. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8344; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


only by an idiot.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 10:44 8

31. natypes (Posts: 1079; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


That's what she said.....

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 11:35

50. SupermanayrB (Posts: 428; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Why? 5.7" display is plenty unless you're Shaq. You want 6" device, get a tablet, use a Bluetooth & keep your phone in your pocket. Or get the Nexus 6.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 10:21 6

25. Hallyu (Posts: 315; Member since: 21 Jul 2015)


SuperAMOLED panel
Exynos chip
BRITCELL sensor
UFS 2.0
LPDDR4 RAM

Samsung manufactures all of internal components by itself. This is how a truly innovative company works. I'd say it's the best company in the world.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 10:26 1

27. miket1737 (Posts: 2366; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


Hm they could get a quite nice increase in sharpness just moving from pentile pixel layout to RGB PIxel layout alone while staying at same resolution. red and blue subpixels are at 366 sub pixels per inch at 5.7 inch display with a resolution of quad HD...using rgb pixel layout will bring the red and blue subpixel count up to where green is at, 518 sub pixels per inch. This would make for a nice noticeable increase in display resolve and sharpness imo

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 13:19

65. tedkord (Posts: 10231; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I don't see how that's possible, since you can't tell the difference once you get past 312ppi. ;p

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 10:39 1

30. Rashaan75 (Posts: 10; Member since: 17 Dec 2015)


Sd card slot and a 3500 mah battery.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 11:25

46. j2001m (Posts: 2788; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


It's going to have 4000 or 4100

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 12:09 3

57. SenorThrottles (Posts: 250; Member since: 23 Dec 2015)


Seeing as the S7 Edge is gonna have a 3600mah battery, the Note 6 will probably have an even bigger battery.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 10:45

32. natypes (Posts: 1079; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


I expect I'll replace my Note 5 with a Note 6 when it comes out. My only complaints with my Note is that it's too narrow, wish it was more square like LG's devices and the signal is dropped way too much. My S6 did not have this problem, but Note devices have signal issues. It's not horrible, but it seems to just drop for a couple of seconds often,

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