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.

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)



1. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

12MP camera? Welcome to 2012 Shamesung.

2. Nallaikumaran

Posts: 61; Member since: Sep 14, 2015

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

24. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

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

28. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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

88. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

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

96. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

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

43. MSi_GS70 unregistered

What stopping them to make 6 inch note?

49. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

The lack of success with the Galaxy Mega.

59. azimesmail

Posts: 264; Member since: Nov 23, 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.

74. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

80. chenski

Posts: 777; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Well there are note 10.1

90. azimesmail

Posts: 264; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

That's a tablet though...

89. azimesmail

Posts: 264; Member since: Nov 23, 2014

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

91. jhondoe.

Posts: 10; Member since: May 23, 2014

nexus 6p has 5.7 inch

97. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

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

5. Biernot unregistered

12MP camera ? Welcome to 2015 Apple

6. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

you must be really pleased with yourself

8. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

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

7. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

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

9. bangkoktomboy

Posts: 70; Member since: Jun 29, 2015

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

13. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

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

16. bangkoktomboy

Posts: 70; Member since: Jun 29, 2015

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

18. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

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

44. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 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

23. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 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

20. Norris

Posts: 121; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

You have no idea what you are talking about

53. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

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

60. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

nope! welcome to 2009.

92. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 892; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

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

3. TyrionLannister unregistered

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

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