It’s very hard for OEMs these days to keep devices secret up until their announcement, and flagships in particular tend to be under severe scrutiny. After the supposed implementation of an iris scanner in pre-production models, the Galaxy Note 6 is once again under the spotlight, with Dutch website GSM HelpDesk reporting that Samsung may be toying with two different versions…
Both models, said to be test devices for the European market, would supposedly be sporting a massive 5.8″ display, with the only dissimilarity being a flat screen on one phone and a curved one on the other.
Apparently, in fact, last year’s decision of pushing two handsets like the Note 5 and the S6 edge+ simultaneously will be ditched, as an S7 edge+ wouldn’t make much sense, given the already generous dimensions of its “standard sibling”.
The Note 6, which will indeed still make it to the market come the last quarter of the year, is reportedly still being developed with both panels, as Samsung is still uncertain about the one it wants to push forward — the only certainty being that one model alone will eventually make the cut.
Regardless of which 5.8″ panel makes it to market, the phone display will feature QHD resolution, alongside the same 12MP camera found on the S7 and again two chipsets; this time a Snapdragon 823 — likely headed for the US market — and a slightly higher-clocked Exynos 8890 (the same one found on the S7s) for the rest of the world.
Other bits from the report once again mention the previously rumored 6GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and the presence of a microSD slot, but also claim that Samsung is trying to fit a huge 4000mAh battery inside the device’s case — which would seem feasible considering the 3600mAh unit inside the smaller S7 edge.