Samsung Galaxy Note 6 specs, price, release date, expectations: all you need to know
posted by Peter K. / Jul 21, 2016, 6:31 AM
So, back in August 2015, we witnessed the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, a device that immediately became one of the better large-screen phones you could offload your money on. We like it very much, and so did you - great!
Fast forward to July 2016, and you might be wondering if Samsung is working hard on succeeding that one as best as possible with the... Galaxy Note 6, you presume? That sounds logical, right? True, it does -- after all, 5 is followed by 6 in mathematics. However...
There will be no Note 6!
Indeed, that's not the case with Samsung's business strategy for the current year. There won't be a Galaxy Note 6, there will be a Galaxy Note 7 instead. Sorry to burst your bubble.
There will be a Note 7 though
The Korean-based company decided to skip the Note 6 and go straight for the Note 7 name so as to bring coherence to the company's high-end lineup and unify the portfolio. Additionally, this will eliminate any confusion among not so savvy consumers that the Note 6 is somewhat lesser in comparison with the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. Finally, 7 is considered a lucky number in Korean culture. Sorry, 6.
The Note 7 will feature a dual-sloped 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display, either a Snapdragon 821 or an Exynos 8893 chipset depending on the region, probably 6GB of RAM, 64GB of native storage with microSD card support, a 12MP rear camera with Dual Pixel autofocusing, a 5MP front-facing camera, a 3,600mAh battery, IP68 water protection, and an iris scanner. The phone will be formally announced on August 2. We expect it to become available for pre-order right away, with prices starting from $800.
We've got tons of additional coverage regarding the Galaxy Note 7, so feel free to check it all. First and foremost, we suggest you start with our rumor review and go down the rabbit hole next.
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I wish it can run stock Android without the TouchWiz bloatware. Only the s-pen apps installed like the nvidia shield tablet and it's an instant buy.
posted on Jul 21, 2016, 6:47 AM 1
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as long as you get snapdragon version, there are tons of custom ROMs to select
posted on Jul 21, 2016, 7:04 AM 0
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Actually the opposite this time around. All snapdragon S7s didn't get root until a couple weeks ago and the bootloaders are still locked. Only the exynos versions have roms in abundance. So basically, it's looking like only the exynos Note7 will have root and custom roms right away.
posted on Jul 21, 2016, 8:25 AM 0
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i don't get why people complain about touchwiz? you can just go get a nexus device to enjoy your pure android experience...don't ask samsung to change, we like samsung and we like touchwiz...then God samsung never listens to users like you
posted on Jul 21, 2016, 8:01 AM 2
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Well, The Moto... Nexus... OnePlus... Er... I dunno... Install a custom ROM or something...!!! iOS...? Options are endless... Although none will possess the mighty sword... Ahem... I mean, The Stylus... On second thought... Stylus is a "GIMMICK"...! Well, until Apple introduce a Stylus totting iPhone, eh?!! ;-) G'Day!
posted on Jul 21, 2016, 8:56 AM 0
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PA correct the article name : "Samsung Galaxy Note 6: here's what you need to know"
posted on Jul 21, 2016, 6:49 AM 3
Posts: 2562; Member since: Oct 31, 2011
The title is correct if you read the article and get that it's geared towards more casual readers. They're trying to be cute.
posted on Jul 21, 2016, 6:53 AM 9
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No.. PA is going click-bait.. educated readers know it will be a Note 7 coming, by titling the article like we're getting a Note 6, it bait us into wanting to know if something changed. PA = click bait paradise.
posted on Jul 21, 2016, 1:41 PM 3
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thats on purpose.. so they can discuss about note6-note7 in 3 paragraphs.. without it, this article only have 2 paragraphs
posted on Jul 21, 2016, 7:07 AM 0
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