Galaxy Note 6 will be powered by Snapdragon 823

According to the latest rumours, the Galaxy Note 6 is pegged for July announcement. The Samsung Note 6 might be unveiled before the Note 5‘s August cameo because of this. If this speculation turns out to be true, rumours regarding the Note 6 will soon start flooding the internet. In fact there have already been a few rumours afoot.

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The first one claims that the new Note Tablet will have an upgraded chipset. The rumour source has indicated that the Galaxy Note 6 will be powered by Snapdragon 823. This chipset sounds like an upgraded version of the Snapdragon 820, which is currently Qualcomm’s fastest chip. Snapdragon 820 is powering several flagships this year; like Galaxy S7 duo, HTC 10, and LG G5.

Rumours have also indicated that the Snapdragon 823 may also power the next LG G Flex 3, along with upcoming Sony Xperia flagship device. Qualcomm Snapdragon 823 is listed to feature up to 3 GHz core clocks compared to Snapdragon 820 which has 2.2 GHz clocks. Both processors have the same 8 GB DDR4 memory support. Note 6 might also sport a bigger display than the Note 5 according to rumours.

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Another Galaxy Note 6 rumour claims that the phablet will have a whopping 6 GB worth of RAM. This is not exactly surprising as the company had supplied the Note 5 with 4GB RAM last year. The Galaxy S7 also has 4 GB RAM. Although the Note 6 will not be the first device with 6 GB RAM, Vivo’s Xplay is the holder of that title.

Samsung has also announced that it has begun mass production of 12Gb LPDDR4 RAM chips. The company itself also notified in a press release that this will allow them to create smartphones with 6 GB worth of RAM.  There are 8 bits in a byte, so a 12 Gb chip can actually contain 1.5GB of information. But by combining together four 12 Gb chips in a dual channel config, Samsung can now make smartphones that come with 6GB of RAM easily, and that privilege might go to the Note 6 first.

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As far as the new Qualcomm chip is concerned, Galaxy Note 6 isn’t the only handset that it is rumoured to appear in. Xiaomi Mi Note 2, and the HTC 10 Mini are also rumoured to be powered by an upgraded version of the Snapdragon 820. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Read about our Affiliates Disclosure Policy here.