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Galaxy Note 6 expected earlier than usual thanks to S7 success

by Jacob Kleinman | April 6, 2016April 6, 2016 7:20 am PST

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 is flying off the shelves, but industry analysts are already looking to the company’s next big thing. Speaking to Bloomberg, one expert predicts that the Galaxy Note 6 could arrive early in an effort to boost sales.

“We expect Samsung to release the Note 6 a month or two before the Apple iPhone 7, to try and grab that window of opportunity,” said Neil Mawston, the executive director at Strategy Analytics. He also noted that the Galaxy S7 will still likely be “the world’s best-selling Android smartphone in 2016.”

The article focuses on explaining the success of the Galaxy S7, noting that Samsung really nailed the timing with this year’s release. The device launched in early March. That gave it a nice cushion before Chinese competitors could release their own devices and plenty of time to soak up sales before the iPhone 7 arrives this fall.

Samsung may try something similar with the Galaxy Note 6 in an effort to avoid going head-to-head with Apple’s iPhone 7. We don’t know much about the Galaxy Note 6, but it’s expected to arrive sometime this summer running Android N software out of the box. The flagship phablet may also pack a 5.8-inch Quad HD display, a 12-megapixel rear camera, 64GB/128GB of storage and a whopping 6GB of RAM.

We wouldn’t take those rumored specs too seriously for now, but the Galaxy Note 6 is sure to be a beast of a phone when it launches later this year.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...