Samsung Galaxy Note 6 release date news: Next-generation phablet coming in August, sporting 3D Touch-like display, possibly 256GB internal storage


With the Samsung Galaxy S7 series already unveiled at the recently concluded MWC 2016, reports are saying that the Korean smartphone manufacturer is already setting its sights on the launch of its next-generation phablet, the Galaxy Note 6. According to a report in PC-Tablet, if the company follows its traditional product release schedule, the Galaxy Note 6 may be released sometime in August. Last year, the Note 5 was launched on August 13.

The report went on to mention that the Note 6 will come in standard and curved display variants, with the same technical specs under the hood. In terms of design, it is touted to have an all-metal build, an S-Pen stylus, as well as a fingerprint scanner.

The Galaxy Note 6 is also expected to have a bigger 5.8-inch display, with better resolution at 550 pixels per inch, compared to the 5.7-inch Note 5. The report also noted that 4K resolution will be available on the new phablet. According to another report in Value Walk, the Note 6 will have a Quad HD display with 2,560 x 1,440 pixels resolution.

In terms of processor types, the Note 6 will be powered by Samsung’s own octa-core Exynos processor for East Asian countries, while markets in the West will be getting a Qualcomm Snapdragon-powered Note 6.

The Value Walk report indicated that the device will have three internal storage options: 64 GB, 128 GB and a whopping 256 GB. Samsung earlier announced that it has manufactured a 256 GB Universal Flash Storage memory which is “twice as fast as a SATA SSD for PCs,” which makes for faster data transfer.

The report also mentioned that Samsung may be featuring a 3D Touch-like technology on the Note 6’s touch screen, as the company was earlier rumored to be in partnership with Synaptics to use its ClearForce pressure-sensitive display technology. ClearForce is similar to Apple’s 3D Touch technology, offering a wide range of functions depending on the amount of pressure applied on the device’s screen.