The latest news about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 6 (or 7) state that it will not come packed with Android N, but with Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow).
Apart from that, it is very possible that the phablet will be launched very soon along with the Samsung Galaxy S7 series (Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Samsung Galaxy S7 Active) and that it will have a 7, rather than a 6 in its name in order to avoid confusion over the phablet’s quality.
The estimated date of release is presumed to be sometime in August, according to Evan Blass, renowned Android leaker. However, he is not quite sure that the Galaxy Note will indeed be named Samsung Galaxy Note 7, instead of Galaxy Note 6.
It’s probable that customers might believe that a Galaxy Note 6 is inferior in terms of specs to a Samsung Galaxy S7 device or they might confuse it for an older generation of devices and instead focus on the S7 ones. In retrospect, this has happened before with Samsung devices.
It was speculated up until recently, that the Galaxy Note 6 (or 7) will come with Android N – the latest Android OS version – right out of the box, but some leaked images of the device show a model number SM-N930A that was clearly running on A. Marshmallow. The model number is specific to a Samsung Galaxy Note device.
Other leaked info feature screenshots of a Galaxy Beta program that features a PIN identification system, a fingerprint reader and an iris scanner. It also shows that the device will sport a 5.8 inch AMOLED QHD screen plus 6GB of RAM and that there may even be a dual edge variant as well. But again, all of these are just rumors and nothing is confirmed yet.