Samsung reportedly testing Galaxy Note 6 variants with curved and non-curved screens, 4000 mAh battery
posted by Florin T. / Apr 22, 2016, 4:55 PM
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!
- Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3500 mAh
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For the sake of having a good, protective case and tempered glass screen protector, I'd much rather have the flat version.
posted on Apr 22, 2016, 4:58 PM 15
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There are curved tempered glass also. You can find them for cheap on eBay.
posted on Apr 22, 2016, 5:25 PM 7
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AMAZON too. I bought one in an alternate color option for my S6 Edge+ which was gold but I wanted silver. Since I couldn't get it, I bought a silver 9H glass cover and I got a silver matching back carbon fiber skin from Skinomi and it was awesome.
posted on Apr 22, 2016, 6:36 PM 1
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I have the S7 edge and just exchanged it for a Note 5. The edges have no purpose whatsoever. None. You can easily have the edge app on a flat screen. The flat, usable screen width of my S7 edge, is the same size as my S4. Not good. Text is distorted going over the edge....on countless websites. PA included. Even the keyboard goes over the edges. Not good. A edge only Note 6 would be really crappy.
posted on Apr 22, 2016, 6:29 PM 5
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I do agree with this since the first time they came with that stupid idea. Now maybe (probably?) bringing it to the note would be even more crappy because the writing space on your screen would be so much smaller. When close to the edge you can't write/draw there, the pen will slip off.
posted on Apr 25, 2016, 6:15 AM 0
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Galaxy Note is Samsung's true flagship phone.
posted on Apr 22, 2016, 5:31 PM 11
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It was, but now it's just a larger galaxy s series with a pen, nothing more, nothing less.
posted on Apr 22, 2016, 5:43 PM 11
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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://www.smartphonesupdates.
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.
posted on Apr 22, 2016, 11:45 PM 0
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I am site Note 6 will be in both flat and curved versions. I have a feeling, that Samsung will ditch the headphone jack in Note 6, before Apple does it in iPhone. I was reading about it on German websites.
posted on Apr 22, 2016, 5:45 PM 0
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Nice features. . I prefer to get note 6 with flat display because it's more easy to use it with one hand !! I hope Samsung to improve palm rejection in the Note 6!! And IMPROVE fingerprint sensor and make it like iphone 6s at least!! Improve sound quality and make it clearly with more Bass
posted on Apr 22, 2016, 5:56 PM 0
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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.
posted on Apr 22, 2016, 6:13 PM 1
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