The heat from the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 hasnt cooled off, and we are already in for a rumor treat about its successor.
Galaxy Note 6 may ship with 5.8″ display, 6 GB RAM and 12 MP camera
From a leakster’s Weibo account now comes a tip that the next Galaxy Note 6 will arrive with a 5.8″ Slim RGB AMOLED display with 1440 x 2560 resolution and 1024 pressure points. The “slim” part likely means the obvious – that Samsung may have managed to shrink the display package footprint, but does RGB mean it will do away with the PenTile “diamond pixel” matrix? This would be interesting to follow, as it would suggest a new production technology for Samsung’s AMOLED displays will be in store with the Note 6. The new 5.8″ screen size, if it is not rounded up from 5.7″ and change, would also suggest something similar. Moreover, if Samsung indeed outs a 5.1″ Galaxy S7 and 5.5″ Galaxy S7 Edge next week, a slightly larger than 5.7 inches panel would help it differentiate the Note 6 even further in its portfolio, especially if it sports the stellar screen-to-body ratio of its predecessor.
Going through the rest of the specs sheet tipped here we see the Note 6 listed with 6 GB of RAM, which may sound overkill, but let’s not forget that Samsung placed 3 GB of RAM in the Galaxy S6 last year, while the Note 5 has 4 GB. Furthermore, Samsung recently announced that it has started mass producing 12Gb LPDDR4 RAM chips using a 20nm process technology, being the first company on the globe to achieve the feat. As Samsung itself noted in the press release, this will allow the creation of smartphones with 6 GB of RAM. As there are 8 bits in a byte, a 12Gb chip can actually hold in 1.5GB of information. By pairing together four such chips in a dual channel config, Samsung can now make smartphones that come with a whopping 6 GB of RAM, so this part of the specs list here doesn’t sound all that far off any more.