Samsung Galaxy Note 6 (or Note 7) might not run Android N at launch

According to a report from March, Samsung was planning to release a new Galaxy Note smartphone this July. Obviously expected to be called Galaxy Note 6 (or perhaps Galaxy Note 7), the upcoming handset is supposed to run Android N out of the box. But will it, really? Well, first of all, the Note 6 / Note 7 is, most likely, not going to be launched in July, but in August (with an official announcement reportedly scheduled for early August). And it looks like it'll run Android Marshmallow, not Android N.

Hungarian website NapiDroid somehow managed to get hold of a screenshot from the user agent profile of a Samsung SM-N930A - this is one of the model numbers of the Galaxy Note 6 / Note 7. The screenshot shows that the handset runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, which might mean that Samsung is not planning to ship it with Android N on board. An Android N Developer Preview has been around since March, so we were expecting Samsung to already test this iteration of Android on the next Galaxy Note. But, since it seems that this isn't the case, we assume the new device will have Android Marshmallow on board at launch. Of course, at the moment, we can't know if this screenshot is genuine, so we're just speculating here.

Several days ago, we showed you renders of what the Galaxy Note 6 / Note 7 could look like. Similar to the Galaxy S7 edge and S6 edge, the new Note may sport a dual-curve display (though a version with a flat screen may exist as well). The handset will undoubtedly offer a bevy of high-end features, reportedly including up to 6 GB of RAM, and a Snapdragon 823, or Exynos 8890 processor (depending on region). We'll be here to let you know more about the upcoming Note as soon as more details are unveiled, so stay tuned!

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