The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are the company's top-notch devices that have been launched during the Mobile World Congress, which took place a while ago in Barcelona. The devices are already available for purchase in various markets all over the world and they are enjoying a huge amount of popularity. However, let's not forget that Samsung has another line of flagship handsets, namely the Note family of phablets. The current phablet that the company is selling is the Galaxy Note 5, which was released back in August 2015. Of course, the technology has improved since then and the Note 5 is no longer one of the most powerful handset out there, but it still remains one of the most powerful when it comes to phablets. Anyway, its successor, the Galaxy Note 6, will probably be launched sometime in August or September, and while we've come across some rumors concerning the handset, we didn't have much to work with until now. We're saying until now, because a new report is surfacing the internet, which gives us a quite interesting piece of information.
According to a Chinese source, it seems that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will be powered by a Snapdragon 823 quad-core chipset. You may probably haven't heard about this particular CPU, but its is said that the Snapdragon 823 is Qualcomm's upgrade to the current Snapdragon 820 processor, which is sported by the highest-end smartphones currently on the market such as the LG G5, Xiaomi Mi 5, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Also, it's expected that the Snapdragon 820 to underpin the HTC 10 as well. Returning to the Snapdragon 820, it looks like it will be running at a frequency of 2.6 GHz, and it will be accompanied by the same graphics chip is the Snapdragon 820, namely the Adreno 530 GPU. Sure, this new Snapdragon 823 news is still just a rumor because the chip maker has not officially confirm it yet, but they will certainly bring a new processor to the table this year, and the Snapdragon 823 will probably be similar to its predecessor, but it will have a higher clock speed. On the other hand, even if Qualcomm produces the said SoC, it's still unclear if it will be implemented on the Galaxy Note 6. You may think that it won't happen because Samsung has a processor of its own, namely the Exynos 8890, and will not use one made by another company. However, let's not forget that the phone maker is already doing that with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. In other words, it is possible that Samsung might launch two versions of the Galaxy Note 6 depending on the market, one which will be underpinned by the Exynos 8890, and one which will be powered by the said Snapdragon 823.
Moving on, according to the same Chinese source, it seems that the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will not be the only device to have the Snapdragon 823 under the hood as other smartphone are mentioned as well. The phones that will be allegedly powered by Qualcomm's new SoC are the LG G Flex 3 and a new member of the Sony Xperia family. The source also claim that the amount of RAM included by the handsets may be higher than the amount we have been used to by now. In other words, the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will include more than 4 GB of RAM. If this is true it will be a very big deal, but it won't be a novelty because it won't be the first device to carry more than 4 GB of RAM. As you may probably know, the Chinese phone maker Vivo has already launched a smartphone that features no less than 6 GB RAM. The smartphone is dubbed Vivo Xplay 5 and it is already available for purchase on the Chinese market.
Having such a powerful processor, we're not sure if a higher amount of RAM would be necessary on the Galaxy Note 6, so this piece of news is at least doubtful. In fact, the whole report is nothing but pure speculation yet because it has not been confirmed and you should take it with a dose of skepticism. However, if we come across more details regarding the matter we'll be right back with new information.