Samsung reportedly testing Galaxy Note 6 variants with curved and non-curved screens, 4000 mAh battery

Samsung reportedly testing Galaxy Note 6 variants with curved and non-curved screens, 4000 mAh battery
While we're still months away from an official announcement regarding a new Samsung Galaxy Note - most likely called Galaxy Note 6 - we're already hearing many things about the device.

The latest details concerning the upcoming handset come from Dutch website GSM Helpdesk. Reportedly, Samsung is currently testing two Galaxy Note 6 variants: one with a regular, flat display, and another one with a curved screen. Both, however, offer similar specs - even the screens are of the same size and pixel resolution (5.8 inches, Quad HD).

Interestingly, it's said that Samsung will launch only one of these Galaxy Note 6 versions - so we should have either a new Note with a regular screen (like the Note 5 - seen above), or one with a dual-curve screen (like the Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, and Galaxy S6 edge). As you may know, Samsung already released a Note that features a curved screen: the Galaxy Note Edge from 2014. However, the display of the Note Edge (pictured below) is curved only on the right side, giving the device an asymmetrical look, and we don't really think Samsung wants to go back to that.


GSM Helpdesk also mentions that the Galaxy Note 6 will come with a 4000 mAh battery. This would be significantly larger than the 3000 battery that's found inside the Note 5, and could offer talk and standby times never seen before on a Note.

Screen and battery aside, the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 may feature a 12 MP rear camera (likely the same that debuted on the Galaxy S7 series), 6 GB of RAM, and a Snapdragon 823 or Exynos 8890 processor. Moreover, the device might have a water-resistant body and an iris scanner.

A recent report from Korea had it that Samsung could be ready to release the Note 6 in July, thus less than 1 year after the Note 5 was introduced (August 2015). Regardless of exactly when it's going to hit the market, the new handset should be available from all major US carriers, and many other mobile operators around the world.

Would you prefer a Galaxy Note 6 sporting a curved screen, or a regular screen? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
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  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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57 Comments

58. hagba

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

I have S7 edge, my first ever edge screen devise, after using it since few weeks now, I don't think I will ever go back to a device with a regular screen from now on.

56. Supersonic

Posts: 226; Member since: May 15, 2015

Note 6 edge shall be awesome.

55. Gadget2112

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 24, 2016

I will buy the curved Note 6. Skipped Note 5 due to no Edge version. Use my Note Edge every day for work & play. If you don't like a "edge'd" Note 6, go throw you're $$ away on a i-crap phone (aka "bender").

52. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

Samsung must introduce note 6 with 64gb internal memory at least !! I hope to see 128gb in the next Galaxy Note!! The external memory is a bad feature because it's not safe and not speed enough

51. GeekMovement unregistered

As much as I like the look of the curved display, it'd be pretty hard to use the s-pen on the curved glass.. especially if you're doing something on the flat part of the surface and slip on the edge.

50. rishav20193

Posts: 243; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

i have been waiting for a note edge 2 !! but only got, s6 edge & s7 edge !! an edge phone with a s pen would be nice :)

49. MichaelDennique

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

I'd like the see the Note 6 built the same as the Note Edge, as it would give the best of both worlds. A flat and curved screen. It would give room for a larger batery and hopefully a larger screen size.

48. Trakker

Posts: 283; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Even the "flat" Galaxy S7 has a curved screen meaning its impossible to use a flat tempered glass screen protector without around 4mm of the side not sticking properly causing an unresponsive screen. So now you have to buy expensive custom curve protectors which i haven't found yet, so I'm hoping Samsung has the sense to make properly flat screens from now on.

47. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

please , just a regular flat screen :/

44. shnibz

Posts: 525; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

Yeah the S pen and curved sides definitely wouldn't mix too well. Note series should be flat.

43. redmd

Posts: 1971; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

6 inch and I'm going back to Note series.

42. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

New Note Edge. I am comiiiiiiiinnnnggggg

41. jasrockett

Posts: 128; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

FLAT please and 6 inch already

40. frankg

Posts: 174; Member since: May 14, 2014

If they force me to buy a curved screen, I'm going to the iPhone plus.

54. Clars123

Posts: 1082; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

K bye

37. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Good Luck Writing on a Curved Screen. Flat is the best for Note. Drop the Edge version, S7 Edge is already in the Phablet territory and is considered as the Successor of S6 Edge+ and S6 Edge

46. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

What's hard in writing on a curved Note Edge? You only write on the flat part and shortcuts could be reserved for the edge...

36. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

No curved screen for me .. it's like distortion to me .. attracts more light reflections and adds nothing except the extraordinary look to design department (i had to agree) .. Give me the big (not more than 5.8") Flat QHD Display .. Increase the GPU power (may be Mali-T880 MP16) .. Make Touchwiz extremely responsive .. Reduce still photo sharpening .. and make it 16:9 aspect ratio .. Rest all is already great on S7 .. take all that from it ..

34. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1887; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Let's go with the curved version! I've had the s6 edge, s6 edge plus, and the S7 Edge! The edge screen is what's set's these apart from just the run of the mill slab phones. I thought I wasn't going to use the edge screen at first and thought it was a gimmick until I set my screens up and used them... I find myself using them all the time. I went back to my note 5 and wound up selling it because I missed my edge setups. Bring on the note 6 edge and I just might keep that phone longer than 4 months!

32. TheUnbiasedGuy

Posts: 50; Member since: Apr 21, 2016

Of all the phablets I hv used , the note series felt the best.

29. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Love the Note line but wish they lose the glass back. Still rocking my Note 3. Still a good device but won't get updated past lolliflop. My daily driver is a 6s plus but like to keep a Android around too. Since my iPhone takes better pics then the Note 3 I use it more. Like how iMessage works compare to hangouts. Never could get everyone on board with hangouts. But I will see how Note 6 looks when it's out.

24. tempdogg74

Posts: 136; Member since: Jan 04, 2009

The Note Series is all I buy. I'm still rocking my Note 3. Was waiting for Note 6 since I don't see the need to upgrade with the Note series as other phones in Samsung line up. I skip the 4 was hoping the 5 would have sd card support but I skipped that version as well. So I hope the 6 top both the 4 and 5 so I can finally upgrade if not. Gonna Factory reset my Note 3 and keep it another year or so.

26. Subie

Posts: 2476; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Awesome! Like maintaining an old car and getting your money's worth out of it. Just imagine if all consumers kept their phones for 3+ years - Apple and Samsung's bank accounts would be halved lol.

31. DRS1977

Posts: 681; Member since: May 27, 2015

That's awesome man, good for you. I am on a two year cycle right now, waiting for the GS8 next year.

21. newuser1

Posts: 276; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

sd card?

20. vuyonc

Posts: 1094; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Note 6 vs. X Premium in the monster battery life battle. Hnnngg can't wait for IFA:)

19. elimartinez7

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 16, 2015

*flat*, it will more likely be cheaper and have better options for tempered glass (tempered glass on edge screens suck)

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Dual Edge Note 6? BRING IT! With 256GB of storage too? BRING IT!

12. talon95

Posts: 1015; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Flat please. Just include the edge features for people that want them. The curve doesn't really improve those features. It makes reflections and color shift at the edges that aren't conductive to watching media.

11. toyboyz

Posts: 235; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

?:) Cool

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