The future of Samsung's Galaxy Note range appears to an unpredictable one. With some recent reports claiming that the Note 6 is set to be laptop hybrid gadget, while others suggesting a July release for the Note device, along with an Android N operating system. Here is what we know so far about the rumors surrounding the Galaxy Note 6 release date, pricing, spec and features.
Samsung Galaxy Note 6 release date
The Galaxy Note 6 can definitely be expected to launch during the course of this year. New information from an anonymous source from Samsung revealed to Forbes and TechRadar reporters that the planned Note 6 launch in the UK is set for August.
The source also added that a Galaxy S7 Edge+ will not be released. However, this information was solely in terms of the UK market, so its likely that this might not be the case with other markets.
Around mid-March, another rumor suggested a July Samsung release of the Note 6, which is earlier than previously expected. Reportedly the Note 6 device will come preloaded with Android N, and is currently codenamed Grace.
Samsung Galaxy Note 6 specs and features
The most intriguing part of the Galaxy Note 6 revelations is a Samsung patent that appeared showing what appeared to be a Note 6 phablet placed in a laptop dock, serving as the laptop's touchpad, as well as its memory and processor.
Seemingly, once the Note 6 is docked the Windows software begins running. It would appears that Samsung is set to have its Note 6 run on Android as a standard tablet and switch to Windows when it is docked into the laptop.
For Samsung to pull this off the Note 6 would have to be of a more powerhouse than other Galaxy Note variant. The Note range is known for its focus on productivity and multitasking, equipped with powerful features to match the demands, but regardless, this should be quite an upgrade.
This theory was backed up by a report from Tech Times which speaks of powerful specs such as a powerful 16-core processor and 8 GB of RAM. However, since the story provided no sources, we can't really rely on the information.
A Galaxy Note Pen that also acts as stand will be include with the Note 6. This is according to Patently Mobile, who are responsible for the release of a patent application by Samsung. Basically, this means that the pen would need to be pulled out halfway then locked to position the Note 6 in place, allowing you to watch all your media content with ease.
A host of impressive features said to be associated with the Galaxy Note 6 were revealed on February 15, via a post by a Weibo leakster. According to the report, an increase in display size should be expect with the Note 6 said to come in a 5.8-inch screen, with a slim RGB AMOLED display, something that was last featured on the Galaxy S2.
The Galaxy Note 6 was also claimed to boast 6 GB in RAM, which would be the first smartphone ever to have this much RAM. Due to the fact that most current devices now bundle between 3 and 4 GB of RAM, this isn't far-fetched.
Samsung Galaxy Note 6 pricing
The Note 5 featured a price tag as high as $850, which is on a high-end scale thus we should only expect the trend to continue. Also considering the patent released suggests that Samsung plans to launch a phone capable enough to double up as a laptop, the price can only be expected to increase.