Galaxy Note 6 'Lite' detailed: potentially cheaper model with Snapdragon 820 & 4GB RAM
posted by Ben R. / May 06, 2016, 4:25 AM
It's not uncommon for smartphone vendors to offer 'mini' or 'lite' versions of flagship handsets. These alternative configurations tend to scrimp on certain features, to varying degrees, in order to appeal to those seeking a new device on a budget. Samsung's Galaxy Note series is among the priciest in the mobile game, and to those unable or unwilling to shell out for the expensive phablet, a cheaper, lite model would certainly appeal. A few Galaxy Note 6 rumors have already begun floating around ahead of a probable July / August announcement, and in the latest, it's being suggested that a so-called Galaxy Note 6 Lite could well be on the cards.
According to new info, the device will be scaled down in features, though not in size. It'll still apparently boast a 5.8-inch display, but it will be a full-HD, 1080p resolution rather than the quad-HD Super AMOLED panel expected of the main event. The device may also have to slum it on the Snapdragon 820, while the standard Galaxy Note 6 (and potentially, the Note 6 edge) may be treated to the as-yet unannounced Snapdragon 823.
For Samsung to deploy the SD820 on a 'lite' model would be an interesting move. Even with the looming prospect of the SD823—with touted clock speeds of up to 3.0 GHz—the Snapdragon 820 is at the pinnacle of currently available mobile processors. A number of manufacturers have instead tended to opt for the Snapdragon 652 with these less spec-heavy models. Needless to say, if this as-yet unconfirmed handset does go for the Snapdragon 820, it'll be the strongest 'lite' smartphone on the planet.
There's been talk of the Galaxy Note 6 creeping up to 6 or even 8 gigs of RAM. Again, though, the Note 6 Lite will have to settle for 4 GB. A Snapdragon 820 and 4 GB of RAM. On a lite smartphone! What's perhaps more entertaining is that on Weibo, it's being described as the "low power version". Still, it'll be interesting to see just how much cheaper this less-feature-rich-but-still-beastly Note 6 will cost, if it is indeed a real thing.
Would you be interested in a Galaxy Note 6 Lite? Let us know down below.
- Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
- Storage 64 GB
- Battery 3000 mAh(22h 3G talk time)
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Chinese Weibo, probably the last place to look for reputable leaks, last time there way an "iPhone" leak which was actually Meizu. Take this as a pinch of salt, this could also be what HTC did with the 10, some place will get the 820 while the others 823, who knows?
posted on May 06, 2016, 4:31 AM 5
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weibo is kinda like chinese version facebook or twitter.. twitter is also bad place to find leaks, unless it comes from evleaks and friends.. so dont judge by the site, judge by the poster (which I also dont know if its trusted or not, lol.. but at least its come from the land of flagship's creator, its highly possible if they hear some rumor from assembly workers, or engineer)
posted on May 06, 2016, 7:38 AM 0
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How this phone can be 'lite'...? Listen Sammy, Make it a 5 incher, keep the stylus and call it: Galaxy Pocket Note (book)...
posted on May 06, 2016, 4:55 AM 3
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Wow....that's Samsung way of burning Qualcomm. Their flagship chipset in a 'lite' phone ?!?! xD
posted on May 06, 2016, 5:27 AM 0
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Although neither model of Galaxy Note 6 is official yet, it looks like we'll have a Galaxy Note 6 Lite too. check this http://goo.gl/gFjrxV to know what are the Galaxy Note 6 specs and what's the rumoured difference between the new Note 6 and Galaxy Note 6 Lite. what you folks think Is the Galaxy Note 6 Lite actually real?
posted on May 06, 2016, 5:50 AM 0
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Could be real but the best way to make Note 6 lite is to put underclocked Exynos 8890. It would be efficient as hell and battery would last for a long time.
posted on May 06, 2016, 6:52 AM 2
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SD820 for the lite/budget version is a total NONSENSE imo. The only reasonable choice for fullHD budget version with Snapdragon is SD652.
posted on May 06, 2016, 5:53 AM 0
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I'd be very surprised if they released a 'Note 6 Lite' with a Snapdragon 820 chip. 4GB RAM in a flagship smartphone is excessive, let alone in a 'Lite' model. Throwing RAM at smartphones to compensate for inefficiently optimised software is sloppy and disappointing.
posted on May 06, 2016, 7:04 AM 0
1080p penTile on 5.8". No thanks Samsung. I refrain to buy even RGB 1080p at that size, penTile will look like utter s**t.
posted on May 06, 2016, 7:14 AM 1
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I don't like this idea of them fragmenting their high end portfolio. There should just be one Note and with one standard. No need to bewilder potential buyers. They have various midranged devices for this intent.
posted on May 06, 2016, 6:45 PM 4
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