Samsung Galaxy Note 6 specs, price, release date, expectations: all you need to know

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 specs, price, release date, expectations: all you need to know
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...


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.


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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22 Comments

1. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3097; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

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.

2. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

lol..keep wishing

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

as long as you get snapdragon version, there are tons of custom ROMs to select

8. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

But with customs ROMs, the Galaxy Note7 will lose it's stylus capabilities. Loading a custom ROM will do more harm than good.

15. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

I quote: "Loading a custom ROM will do more harm than good." Well, A custom ROM will get rid of The Touchwiz... And that's a LOT of good, eh?!! ;-) G'Day!

17. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

That's stupid. Just buy a phone without it.

18. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Come-on Teachie, EVERYONE would LOVE to see a Note 7 with Stock Android... And iOS would be MILES better..! ;-)

11. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

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.

19. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

The bootloader on the S7 is locked up tight. The note 7s will be as well

9. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Could you plz tell us what's the touchwiz bloatware

10. Firenze91

Posts: 205; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

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

12. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Samsung even copies the numbering system of their phones now... WHAT A SHAME!! iPhone 7 lol

13. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

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!

16. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

It's not Touchwiz.... it's Grace

21. michaelny2001

Posts: 326; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

android with Grace UX. If it's clean like my One plus 3, i would consider it in about 2 years for around $400 new. Will see, current touchwiz, is just ok.

3. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

PA correct the article name : "Samsung Galaxy Note 6: here's what you need to know"

4. jellmoo

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.

7. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

i gotch ya... wink

20. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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.

6. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

thats on purpose.. so they can discuss about note6-note7 in 3 paragraphs.. without it, this article only have 2 paragraphs

14. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

@ i bend for Samsung: Why... Oh WHY you've to be so bloody negative, lad...? Think positive, and you might live as long as me, eh? G'Day!

22. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

OH MY GOD!!! Look what the cat drug in!! It's GM!!! Ruuuuuuun n hide lol

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