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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: 2460; 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: 1952; 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: 236; 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: 10678; 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: 616; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


The lack of success with the Galaxy Mega.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 13:00 2

59. azimesmail (Posts: 169; 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: 789; 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: 447; Member since: 22 Mar 2015)


Well there are note 10.1

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 02:49

90. azimesmail (Posts: 169; Member since: 23 Nov 2014)


That's a tablet though...

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 02:48

89. azimesmail (Posts: 169; 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: 10678; 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: 789; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


you must be really pleased with yourself

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 09:44

8. Ruturaj (Posts: 1447; 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: 1447; 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: 65; 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: 789; 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: 65; 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: 2694; 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: 2977; 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: 1920; 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: 1606; 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: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


nope! welcome to 2009.

posted on 13 Feb 2016, 06:24

92. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 811; 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

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