The Note 5 landed as Samsung’s latest phablet flagship back in mid-2015, and over the last few months the rumor mill has starting to spin up new ideas about what we may see in the Note 6. Here’s what we’ve heard so far about what the next-generation Samsung phablet will offer.
Galaxy Note 6 Lite rumored
Samsung usually commits to one Galaxy Note phone per year, but the company might change it up for 2016. According to a leak in early May on the popular Chinese social media site Weibo, Samsung might be prepping a second version of the Note 6 that some are referring to as the Galaxy Note 6 Lite.
According to the leak, this phone will be the same size as the Note 6, but won’t be as powerful, in an effort to make it more economical. Although the display would be the same size as Note 6, this lite version could get a drop in resolution to 1080p or 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. It might be powered by the Snapdragon 820, which is the same processor used in the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Finally, instead of a whopping 6GB of RAM, the Note 6 Lite could get 4GB, which is still very high considering the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have the same.
Smartphone manufacturers generally use more midrange specs when offering a more economical version of a phone, so we are a little surprised at how good these rumored specs are. Of course, all of this is just a rumor, so not only is it unknown if Samsung is really working on such a phone, but the specs could very well be different in the final product as well.