Galaxy Note 6 tipped to come with enhanced Snapdragon 823 chipset

Galaxy Note 6 tipped to come with enhanced Snapdragon 823 chipset
Samsung may unveil the Note 6 earlier than the Note 5's August cameo, as the rumors have pegged it for July announcement. If this speculation is true, the Note 6 rumor mill should soon start filling with water to the brims, and the first outpour today claims that Samsung's next Note will have an upgraded processor. The source indicates that this new chipset will be Snapdragon 823, which sounds like an enhanced version of the 820 that is in the S7 and S7 edge now. Here, Snapdragon 823 is also tipped to be present in the next LG G Flex 3, and a yet-unknown Sony Xperia flagship. 

How enhanced will 823 be against 820? Well, it is listed to feature up to 3 GHz core clocks (compared to 820's 2.2 GHz clocks), but have the same support for up to 8 GB of DDR4 memory. The last Note 6 rumor claimed that the phablet will have 6 GB of RAM, so there you have it. That's not out of whack, as Samsung placed 4 GB in the Note 5, while now even the Galaxy S7 has that, so the Note 6 might receive a little extra RAM boost, and it won't even be the first phone with 6 GB of the stuff.

Furthermore, Samsung already announced that it has started mass producing 12Gb LPDDR4 RAM chips, and itself noted in the press release that 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 6 gigs of RAM easily, and that privilege might be reserved for the Note 6 first.

As far as that mysterious Snapdragon 823 variation, it's actually not the first time we are hearing about this chipset, as both the Xiaomi Mi Note 2, and the HTC 10 Mini have been rumored to sport precisely this (still unannounced) Pro version of Snapdragon 820. All in all, with the rumored tad larger screen than the Note 5, faster Snapdragon than what we have in the S7, and 6 gigs of RAM, the Note 6 may just be enticing enough for those who are on the fence about upgrading, what do you think?

source: HQ_Vision (Weibo) via SamMobile

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Galaxy Note 7
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh



1. RichardYarell

Posts: 67; Member since: Mar 24, 2016

Plain and simple Samsung is mother Android PERIOD! #galaxys7edgeisboss #galaxynote5isboss

2. Raghavkumar

Posts: 20; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

You just started a war!

36. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

I guess they just want make closer benchmark gap with upcoming A10 processor.. and it'll be funny if they really beat it right after i7 launch, lol

4. ben.r

Posts: 53; Member since: May 29, 2015

Samsung has shown an impressive level of consistency over the years, that's for sure.

15. Zihh1124

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

It sound a bit harsh but true. When lg released thier G2 couple years ago I thought finally someone can compete with samsung, but lg can't maintain it. Anyway, I think samsung is a bit overpriced.

28. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

in here, G5 is more expensive than S7.. with the same storage size

16. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

In that case HTC with the new 10 is Daddy Android, leaving mother Android Samsung at home cleaning dishes in the kitchen while out on the town partying hard. #HTC10isbiggerboss #Richardhasanappropriatenamewhenshortened

19. 2.5GHz

Posts: 270; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

HTC isn't as consistent as Samsung.

32. combatmedic870

Posts: 987; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

HTC is very consistent. Released the sameish phone 3 times!

48. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

It's a good device, but has nothing ground breaking about it. Unless someone is really attracted to type c I don't see it stealing any profit from anyone. It was a very safe move from HTC and probably what they needed at this point. They could have put something innovative on it, but had it missed the mark they'd be gone. Don't get me wrong, I applaud HTC for making a good device, but it's still going to need rave reviews to sell good. I've had more HTC devices than any other manufacturer.

55. ePoch270

Posts: 193; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

5.2" LCD means no way can it be a dad. More like a short, weird uncle. Could be great, in his own right, but not Dad. If it's less than 5.5, it's not even in the flagship convo.


Posts: 954; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Will the UK get this one?

39. Shocky unregistered

Of course, the Galaxy S7 Edge+ has already been released so no reason they wouldn't.


Posts: 954; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

We didn't get the Note 5 last year...

44. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015


53. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Just another upgrade thats it. Wheres innovation. Booooriiing zzzzzzzzzz...

3. FluffyBled unregistered

What about a new Exynos? :D I'd be taking it if they make a new one!

5. tedkord

Posts: 17512; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

This, the HTC 10...sounds like it's going to be a good year for Android.

7. JMartin22

Posts: 2415; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I guess its worth staying on the Galaxy S line. The Note series is just using 6 month old architecture that's just overclocked. It won't be able to compete with the A10 at all, its most likely gonna transplant the same 6 month old camera module from the S7 as well. The Galaxy S series will get the entire hardware overhaul and it has at least one phablet sized choice. I'm probably skip the Note, go iPhone then back to Galaxy lol. The iPhone->Galaxy 6 month jump lol

9. tyrionTheWise unregistered

True that. That's the reason I never bought the note series. Samsung just uses that to recycle the parts it was unable to sell from the S lineup. S series is where the game is at.

18. sasch

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

because this is not what apple just did? even worse they are selling a 3 year old phone for new, at least note makes the hardware better not worse

41. grbrao

Posts: 294; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

The better side of apple is that, it announced openly it is selling the recycled one for less price... but in case of note it is otherwise

20. 2.5GHz

Posts: 270; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

tyrion, the Note 3 & 4 used a different chipset than the S4 & S5! Samsung could do the same in Note 6.

21. Loveneesh

Posts: 452; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

note 3 is last phone which is truly a phablet flagship.

22. tyrionTheWise unregistered

note 4*

46. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Long live the note 4

51. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

They improved chips on few models, note 4's exynos chip was pretty good actually, built on 20nm. Samsung should make exynos only note (since overall notes sells are lower than S6 with either SOC), add extra gpu cores, A72/mangoose cores in cpu with lower clock (they are more than enough fast, lets save some battery) and most important faster internal sotrage and make it minimum 64gb for note.

43. vincelongman

Posts: 5810; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

That's not always true The Note 4 had the 20nm Exynos 5433 (first Exynos with A57s and A53s) and the first IMX240 The S6 then had the Exynos 7420 (basically a 14LPE Exynos 5433) and the IMX240 again but with a slightly better lens But yea, the Note 5 was basically just a bigger S6 Hopefully the Note 6 will be good improvement like the Note 4

52. tyrionTheWise unregistered

The 7420 isn't 'basically a 14LPE 5433'. The GPU is different, and the modem too. Also there were some other differences which I don't recall now.

54. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

5433 was 32 bit, they added more cores in GPU in 7420, but with die shrink the final size was still smaller.

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