Samsung Galaxy Note 6 to be launched in the US in mid August

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 to be launched in the US in mid August
A couple of months ago, we heard that Samsung could be ready to release the Galaxy Note 6 as soon as July. While that may be the case in some markets, it looks like the US will have to wait until August for the new Note to arrive. This won't surprise us, since August was also the month when the Note 5 (pictured on the left) was launched last year.

According to Evan Blass (aka @evleaks), who is famous for almost always being right when it comes to details about unannounced smartphones, the US release of the Galaxy Note 6 is scheduled for the week starting August 15. At the moment, there are no pricing or carrier details, but we assume that the next generation Note will cost at least $700 off contract, being offered by all relevant mobile operators across the nation.

Current rumors have it that the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will be water-resistant, sporting a 5.8-inch Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display, and being powered by a Snapdragon 823, or an Exynos 8890 processor. The upcoming phablet should further offer 6 GB of RAM, USB Type-C port, a 12 MP rear camera (probably similar to the camera we can find on the Galaxy S7 series), and a battery of at least 4,000 mAh. As for storage space, this could go up to a crazy 256 GB.

In addition to a regular, high-end Galaxy Note 6, Samsung may want to release a lite variant of the handset, which could feature a 5.8-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 820 processor, and only 4 GB of RAM. Needless to say, both versions will come with S Pen styluses, since this is one of the features that define the Galaxy Note series.

Let us know if you're looking forward to seeing the Galaxy Note 6 hitting shelves, okay?

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 to be launched in the US in mid August

source: @evleaks

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44 Comments

1. Nopers unregistered

And in the UK, never?

20. revonox

Posts: 2; Member since: May 11, 2016

Probably not at all in Europe because according to Samsung we're not using the phone for its purpose. Just like the Note 5. ITS A PHONE. NOT A CAR.

44. seret6

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Will note 6 have 4k display?

2. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Wonder if they really bring a lite version with 1080p? That version would work for me especially with my human eyes. Would this get battery life too? Please lose the carrier bloat and no glass back.

12. mvfsullivan

Posts: 1; Member since: May 11, 2016

If the Note L has a 1080P screen but a SD820 CPU and smaller battery, it should equal out to the 2K screen, SD823 and larger battery in terms of usage. It may even be less than the premium version, since the Snapdragon 823 is 20% more power efficient, and adding the 300mah of extra battery, PLUS the ability to downscale the 2K screen to 1080P, I would definitely choose the premium version.

13. WPX00

Posts: 509; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Unlikely to have a smaller battery. If its the same size, why would they do that?

14. WPX00

Posts: 509; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Its all but been proven Samsung's Quad HD displays dont consume any significant amount of battery more than Full HD. This was tested TWO YEARS ago by Michael Fisher, formerly of Pocketnow, who stated that the Full HD American Galaxy S5, and the Korean S5 Prime LTE-A, both feature identical battery life.Now the LTE A does use a SD805 versus 801 in the normal version, but not that it makes the above fact any less true. Its insignificant extra consumption for insignificant gains in display clarity, so pretty much even out.

3. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Just hope we do get the Note 6 in Europe after missing out on the Note 5

30. emmawilliam834

Posts: 241; Member since: Feb 09, 2016

I hope everything rumored so far is true. Sounds like a monster, and might replace everyone’s Note 5, but before replacing have a deep look at comparison between note 5 and note 6 http://goo.gl/Y5qzEX particularly if they can fit the larger screen in the same footprint. It would have been nice to be able to swap in a new battery after 12 months or so. Recently a big leak has reportedly “confirmed” the Galaxy Note 6 will be IP68 dust and water resistant up to 5ft for over 30 minutes, similar to the Galaxy S7.

4. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1789; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

The rest of the year won't matter after this phone drops... Unless you want something less than extraordinary!! Note 5 already sold... That money is set aside...This S7 edge might get sold as well...

6. trqster

Posts: 173; Member since: May 17, 2013

Sure, nobody will pay any attention to the iPhone 7/7 Plus after the launch of the Note 6. Apple's iPhone 7 will be DOA after this.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 30672; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Are you saying is the iPhone 7, which will come out in September won't matter to you, or to the mobile space in general?

11. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1789; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

It won't matter to the mobile space in general because isheep are mindless consumers who buy the same phone every year just to say they have the newest iphone...Even if it has second half 2013 specs... Note users obviously want and need to get s*!+ done!!! Not just look cute!!

15. kiko007

Posts: 7384; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Sure. "You can get REAL work done on a 5.7 inch smartphone!!!! It's so much easier than on a laptop which was made for it!" said no sane individual ever. It must be really important to play Candy Crush Saga and watching porn for a living. I'm so jealous!/s Where are the rest of the Samsung knights? Their gonna love the reports of 8 million sales. Well...at least until they see those lines outside the Apple Store a month later. Then it's back to the cave of irrelevance with you. But look on the bright side, at least you've got your S pen. So cool....much wow!!

24. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1789; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I'm sorry if you can't think past using a phone for porn or playing candy games... Us note users are taking care of business... Yes I've used mine to approve/sign pdf documents with the s pen, making it look professional and not like I signed it with my finger. I've created quick presentations on the fly for work so yes I've gotten real work done on a 5.7 inch screen... I'm sorry apple can't produce anything that even comes close to that...

26. kiko007

Posts: 7384; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I soooooo wish we had meme support just for my reply to this comment. I'm going for the classic " Just so ya know, I'm laughing at you right now." theme. Oh you're taking care of business alright. Putting together makeshift presentations and signing papers takes a certain finesse doesn't it? I mean, you could just use a computer..... like normal people do....and get much better results. But that's too simple, gotta make it took like your phone is amazing. So I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say your position isn't too important to this business your involved with is it? My reasons for assuming this: 1- You're here. Nuff said. 2- You over complicate your workload. How hard would it have been to print and sign a sheet of paper? Unless you don't have a printer, which I would argue would have been a much wiser purchase than a smartphone with a stylus. Either way your screwed here. 3- You've apparently forgotten that presentation apps exist on all platforms. You've also conveniently forgotten stylus accessories exist for almost every smartphone on the planet thanks to eBay/Amazon. 4- You said you made signing things look "professional". I could go one of two ways here. One: You should know one's signature doesn't qauntify any title. Meaning signing it sufficiently was all that was needed. Two: You have no understanding of the word professional. A professional doesn't put together half-assed quick presentations on a screen that can fit in your hands, grunts and high-school kids do. You can pick which route I take. I'm sorry, what was that nonsense about getting real work done on a phone. I get the damn thing has a cult following, but this is preposterous. Imagine if Google execs did all their work on phones. Lmfao!!

38. rkoforever90

Posts: 407; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

I have Note 5 I use the s pen in my day to day task including filling pdf forms directly, using screen capture, and adding notes directly on pictures I take from work site. For me no other phone even come close, I wish both htc and Sony made a similar device

39. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1789; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Until you have a career like mine where airports become very familiar and hotels are practically home 90% of the year you won't understand where I'm coming from... Yes these task can be completed on a PC or laptop but when things need to get done at a moment's notice and there's no time to get to a PC or pull out a laptop the note becomes a no brainer. I've had plenty of conversations with business people like me accross the country and they use the note as well even if their company supplies IPhone's due to the fact that the iPhone could only dream of being that efficient on the fly... But like I said... If you do not have a reason to use such features or even appreciate such features you'll never understand... And I can't expect you too with such close minded responses... Good day

27. kiko007

Posts: 7384; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Side Note: What's with this "Us note users" business? Are you all some sort of collective hell-bent on world conquest? Some high-minded Zealots looking to obtain some lost treasure? The Reptilians???? God I hope it's not the last one!!!

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 30672; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ok...my thoughts were right. I figured instead of talking tech, you'd say some stupid troll, green thumb seeking stuff. Thanx for proving me right, and giving me no reason to further chat with you.

23. chenski

Posts: 730; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Well dont note users buy the same note every year just with beefier specs? Whats the diff?

28. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

One comes with innovative new functions you won't find in any other device, the other just implements ancient features from competing platform and still doesn't make true use of it's bigger screen, just bigger for the sake of bigger...

5. artificialintelligence

Posts: 166; Member since: Dec 05, 2015

Thank Goodness for T-mobile Jump will be trading my S7 edge for this beast

19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

And why?

7. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

If Samsung wants to get serious about VR they should bring out a 4K phone because the current displays aren't good enough.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30672; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Then in mid August, my bank account will probably have $700-$900 less in it.

29. redmd

Posts: 1872; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I can't wait to get the Note 6.

10. RScorpious

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

I can't wait for it. Going to be a long 3 months.

16. kiko007

Posts: 7384; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I'm curious. How is waiting for the Note not the same thing as being a quote "Apple Phanboy" exactly? You buy the exact same phone....from the exact same OEM....for exactly the same price....every year. There is a saying "humans are born hypocrites." and I think it applies here.

18. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Because 1. There are no unnecessarily long lines to get the Note (and from my years working in wireless, the lines ARE unnecessary) 2. People who get the Note, get the Note; not because it's popular, but because they actually use it for it's (extra) capabilities. 3. Why did Apple come out with a Plus....? So no, it doesn't apply here.

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