The latest leaks about Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 6 phablet come from Twitter tipster @evleaks, aka Evan Blass, who claims that the device will be released on August 15 in the USA. Other reports have revealed that Samsung will use a new chip built using a 10nm architecture, which will support 6GB LPDDR4 DRAM and which will help the battery last longer, while consuming less power. If you want to find out more information about this next flagship phablet, check out this article.
Likewise the Galaxy S7, the Note 6 will be IP68 certified, meaning that it will be resistant to dust and water. This information has leaked on April 11 and even if this feature hasn’t been confirmed by Samsung yet, we’re pretty sure that it will be added, because in 2015, everything we’ve seen new in Galaxy S6 was brought to the Note 5: the glass back with a metal frame, the same cameras and processor.
However, last year, the Galaxy S6 has received an “Edge” variant with a display curved on both sides. The Galaxy S7 Edge was released with a larger screen size, as Samsung has decided to drop the smaller variant and to not wait until August, to release the phablet variant. It isn’t known if the Note 6 will have a variant with display edges or not, but sources say that Samsung has tested two Galaxy Note 6 prototypes and the company is still undecided which one will be produced.
Another unconfirmed feature is the USB Type-C connector, which is missing from the S7 and S7 Edge because Samsung didn’t want to piss the owners of the Gear VR headset, which has a Micro-USB charging port a its bottom and which can be used to connect to a phone. But the Note 6 is rumored to switch to the new type and this will piss off many S7 users.
Samsung could introduce a new productivity feature called Samsung Focus, which is similar to BlackBerry’s BB Hub, where Samsung fans will gather and chat with their friends.
As for the camera, reports suggest that the aperture will be below f/2.0, but the resolution will be increased to 18-24MP. “Samsung is working on a brand new 1/1.7-inch CMOS camera sensor with an aperture as wide as ƒ/1.4,” claimed Sam Mobile, adding that the “The company is also working on a new compact 1/2.3-inch camera sensor.”
The processor will be the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 823, which is based on Qualcomm’s 64-bit Kryo core architecture and will have a clock-speed of 2.6GHZ. It will be backed by an Adreno 530 GPU and will support 6GB of RAM, although rumors say that the upcoming chip will support up to 8GB of RAM. As for the battery, its capacity will be 4000mAh and will offer a longer life than the cell that’s powering the Huawei Mate 8.
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