Report: Samsung Galaxy Note 6 to be launched in July, Android N on board
posted by Florin T. / Mar 21, 2016, 11:18 PM
According to a report from Korean website The Bell, which quotes sources familiar with the matter, Samsung is planning to launch the Galaxy Note 6 in mid-July (less than 4 months from now). It's said that the new Note, allegedly codenamed Grace, will run Android N out of the box, which means Google should have the final version of the new OS ready by July - and it might very well do that, since an Android N Developer Preview is available as of earlier this month.
Unfortunately, the Korean website doesn't reveal anything else about the Galaxy Note 6. In any case, not long ago, we heard that the handset may sport a 5.8-inch display, thus being a bit larger than the Note 5 (which, as you probably know, offers a 5.7-inch screen). The new S Pen-equipped device could also feature 6 GB of RAM, a 12 MP rear camera (most probably, the same one that the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge have), and up to 128 GB, or even 256 GB of internal memory. Last month, Samsung officially started mass producing 256 GB memory chips for smartphones, so having this previously unheard of amount of storage space on the Galaxy Note 6 is technically possible.
Needless to say, at the moment, we can't confirm anything regarding the Galaxy Note 6. What would you want Samsung's next-gen Note to offer?
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These rumors don't make sense. Releasing it in July would just cannibalize the Galaxy S7 line sales. The Note series have usually been positioned in later in the fall to try to upend potential sales from iPhone launch cycles.
posted on Mar 21, 2016, 11:25 PM 6
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Rumors will be rumors. Still think Samsung will be sticking with the usual IFA unveiling
posted on Mar 21, 2016, 11:30 PM 16
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Are you planning on holding the device 2 inches from your face? QHD is more than plenty. I certainly hope that they test each batch for the dreaded charging circuit failure that the Note5 is experiencing. Carriers aren't even testing for it, and sending out replacement refurbished devices with the same issue over and over again. I received 4 replacements, each had the same problem out of the box. Don't screw this up, Samsung. I had to switch to an LG V10 because of the Note5 and it's fragile charging circuit. Paid $700 and I ended up tossing it. Funny thing is I get just as good of battery life out of my V10 and it's more responsive than the Note5 was.
posted on Mar 22, 2016, 1:32 AM 7
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"Are you planning on holding the device 2 inches from your face" You definitely will be holding it less than 2" away from your face when it's in a VR headset. The smart solution is already there; use QHD by default and offer 4K mode when using a VR headset. That's doable with a 4K display, not doable with a QHD display.
posted on Mar 22, 2016, 1:40 AM 24
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Personally I must admit I hope they find a way around the slight black issue that AMOLED has, its absolutely no big deal, but it would be a nice thing, so black doesn't smear a little, does even on the latest phones.
posted on Mar 22, 2016, 7:08 AM 1
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If the recent S7 edge battery life is any indication, coupling a 4000 mAh battery with the SD 820 will only give an additional hour, at most. Samsung has really gone backwards with the battery life. It's a shame...
posted on Mar 24, 2016, 10:55 PM 0
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It will not cannibalize the S7's sales. Because the Note 6 with it's Stylus puts it in a different league versus the Galaxy S7. The Galaxy Note5 launched earlier than the Note 4, yet still outsold the Note 4. Regarding the fierce competition in the Android market, it makes perfect sense if Samsung releases the Note 6 earlier than the Note5.
posted on Mar 21, 2016, 11:34 PM 10
That's the beauty of the note line, it never cannibalises s7 line sales. The target audience is totally different. The note 5 being a dud doesn't mean Samsung has given up the power-user audience of note series.
posted on Mar 22, 2016, 12:27 AM 9
How was the Note 5 a dud? The unibody was an excellent choice, because the majority of users do not need more than 32GB's, and most users are not power users so the rapid charging and great battery life are more than enough.The Note 5 was more comfortable in the hand, and ran the newer version of TouchWiz which proved get rid of that dreaded lag many experienced on the pre- S6 Note 5 models of Samsung phones. I had not one issue with my Note 5, whereas my Note 4 had terrible call quality, froze many times, and lagged over time. My Note 5 never slowed down, I never had to remove the battery because it never slowed down, and the charging was super fast.
posted on Mar 22, 2016, 5:42 PM 1
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I do have the Note Edge and I love it.
posted on Mar 22, 2016, 5:52 AM 1
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The s7 came out a moth earlier this year, march vs last year s6 was released in april. So maybe samung is doing the same with the note series?
posted on Mar 22, 2016, 6:12 AM 0
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