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.

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

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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57 Comments

1. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 959; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

For the sake of having a good, protective case and tempered glass screen protector, I'd much rather have the flat version.

2. ihearlivepplz

Posts: 80; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

There are curved tempered glass also. You can find them for cheap on eBay.

3. ihearlivepplz

Posts: 80; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

Also, strangely, I find nicer cases available for edge models than for the flat models.

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

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.

23. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Not anything worth anything....still waiting on a glass protector for my S7

27. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Yeaaaaaaaaaaa those are crap.

14. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

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.

38. rkoforever90

Posts: 407; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

How is the battery backup of note 5 compared to s7 Edge. I have Note 5 battery backup of my note 5 is lesser than my brother's Note 4

45. monoke

Posts: 1116; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Agree. Why anyone would tolerate edge reflection, image and color distortion, screen looking narrower than it is, less s pen space to write on etc., just for the sake of cool looks is beyond me.

57. Braakbal

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 25, 2016

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.

30. Rocket

Posts: 613; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Yeah i want the flat one too.

33. Unordinary unregistered

Not only that, but the Note series is beautiful as is. Doesn't need some fancy gimmick curved screen (which does look nice) to sell. The Note is perfect as is IMO.

39. torr310

Posts: 1609; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Same here, hate the curved screen. I personally dont get anything good from it. Difficult to find good affordable glass protector for my S7.

4. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3088; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Galaxy Note is Samsung's true flagship phone.

7. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1182; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

It was, but now it's just a larger galaxy s series with a pen, nothing more, nothing less.

13. Shocky unregistered

That's all it ever was.

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Exactly. Its just an S with extended features because of the S-Pen. But it was more unique when it had better hardware vs the S. Now that they share the same hardware making them too identical.

25. Subie

Posts: 2262; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

They do still up the computing power on it though: SD805 in the note 4, and 4GB ram in the Note 5 vs 3GB in S6. My guess will be 6GB of ram for the Note 6.

53. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

zuk z2 pro have 6GB of RAM note 6 with 6GB of RAM would be possible

28. Jason2k13

Posts: 1440; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

umm it always have been like that?

35. 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://www.smartphonesupdates.com/samsung-galaxy-note-5-vs-galaxy-note-6/ 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.

5. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1457; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Give me a note 6 edge...... Thank you.... Get a good protective case

6. UglyFrank

Posts: 2188; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

This could be the most complete package ever bar removable battery My money is ready

8. ameran

Posts: 344; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

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.

22. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I sure hope you're 100% wrong about them ditching the headphone jack. Otherwise, that'll be a deal breaker for me, and won't ever be owning a Samasung SmartPhone.

9. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

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

10. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Launch both!..I want a Galaxy note 6 edge.. Like the Galaxy note edge!

11. toyboyz

Posts: 231; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

?:) Cool

12. talon95

Posts: 976; 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.

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

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

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