Samsung Galaxy Note 6: Specs, rumours and pricing

While Galaxy Note fans in the UK are still shaking their heads in disbelief at Samsung not launching the NOTE 5 in the UK, news arrives that the upcoming Galaxy Note 6 will be available in the country later this year.

Apart from featuring a phablet-sized display, Galaxy Note 6 is rumoured to arrive with a 6GB RAM, upto 128GB of internal storage and a 12MP camera with Super OIS.

UPDATE: As per latest reports, Galaxy Note 6 will come in two variants, one of which will feature a flat screen and the other a curved one. Both variants will sport 5.8-inch QHD displays with resolutions of 1440 x 2560 pixels. At the same time, prototypes of the handsets are now running a developer version of Android N and may launch with the new operating system after Google unveils it at its next  I/O conference in June.

Will Galaxy Note 6 come to the UK?

Even though nothing has been heard so far from the Samsung camp as far as Galaxy Note 6 is concerned, Tech Radar has come the closest so far, quoting a "source high up" in Samsung to claim that the Note 6 will indeed launch in the UK.

“Samsung has no plans to launch a Galaxy S7 Edge+ handset and will instead reinstate the Galaxy Note 6 as the brand's chief phablet in the UK. That’s according to a source high up at one of the UK's major networks who cited a ‘backlash from loyal Note fans’ as one of the chief reasons for the reverse decision,” the publication said.

Last year, Samsung chose to launch the Galaxy S6 Edge+ in the UK instead of the Galaxy Note 5. Even though Galaxy S6 Edge+ was an excellent phone, it wasn't what Galaxy Note fans were expecting. Predictably, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ didn't have much to show in terms of sales.


Currently, most writers on the Galaxy Note 6 are placing their bets on the upcoming phablet being an upgrade to the popular Galaxy S7 Edge which was launched at Mobile World Congress in February. Galaxy Note 6 has been tipped to arrive with an upgraded Exynos or Snapdragon processor, a larger battery, 6GB of RAM and a pressure-sensitive display.

“Given the likely size increase relative to the GS7 edge (a phone with a 3,600mAh battery), a capacity of 4,000mAh wouldn't be out of the question, assuming the proportions stay roughly the same,” said Android Central.

“As for the other internals, it's pretty much inevitable that Samsung will cherry-pick the best Exynos or Qualcomm Snapdragon chips at the time, as it has in previous years. The only question is whether it'll have an upgraded Exynos 8 Octa chip ready in time (so far nothing has been announced), or whether Qualcomm will have refreshed Snapdragon 820 silicon ready to go for fall 2016 devices (again, nothing has been announced.),” it added.

Some others have tipped Galaxy Note 6 to offer the functionality of a hybrid laptop with a record-breaking RAM, processor, storage space and other features.

Patently Mobile recently leaked a patent won by Samsung for its next-generation Note devices. As per the patent, a future Note device can be docked with a larger laptop and function as its keypad and offer the entire processing power as well.

In an ideal scenario, a Galaxy Note 6 can be placed at the space between the display and the keyboard and will let you use the laptop thanks to the 6GB RAM, 4,000 mAh battery and 128GGB of storage available inside the Note 6.

"While the Galaxy Note series is already powerful enough to be considered, like many smartphones, a miniature computer in its own right, the patent implies that a future version will have enough clout and storage to function as a proper computer in this dual-role. It’s something of a logical extension for the Note series which is already focused on productivity tasks and desktop-like multitasking features. The main questions remaining focus on software," said Know Your Mobile.

As per, Galaxy Note 6 may end up featuring a 6-inch display, the latest Android 6.1 Marshmallow OS, a 4K display resolution, 16-core processor, 6GB of RAM, a microSD card slot, a 20MP rear camera and a 4,000 mAh battery.


Even though Galaxy Note 5 never launched in the UK, its Black Sapphire and While Pearl models retailed in the United States for £459 for the 32GB variants and for £525 for the 64GB variants.

Given that phonemakers haven't really inflated pricing of their latest flagship phones in the last couple of years, we expect Samsung to keep prices of the Galaxy Note 6 at par with those of Galaxy Note 5.

Even though Galaxy Note 5 was an excellent upgrade to the Galaxy Note 4, consumers in the UK and the rest of Europe couldn't manage to buy it as it was made available only in Asia and North America. Considering that Galaxy S6 Edge+ didn't perform too well as a substitute, we hope Samsung has learnt its lessons and will launch the Note 6 in Europe later this year as a probable contender to iPhone 7 Plus.

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