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Galaxy Note 6 may feature whopping 8GB of RAM thanks to Snapdragon 823 chip

by Jacob Kleinman | April 12, 2016April 12, 2016 8:00 am PST

Samsung’s always used its Galaxy Note series to launch the latest and greatest technology it can get its hands on. It looks like this year won’t be any different. A new report claims the Galaxy Note 6 will feature Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 823 chip and a whopping 8GB of RAM.

The news comes from a Weibo tipster, who adds that the Galaxy Note 6 will offer a 64-bit Kryo 2.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor. The new chip can apparently handle up to 8GB of RAM, though recent reports suggest Samsung may opt for 6GB instead. It also allegedly supports cameras with up to 25-megapixel sensors.

The same leak also mentions an LG G Flex 3 and an unnamed new Xperia phone as early candidates for the Snapdragon 823 chip. That means Samsung’s Galaxy Note 6 may have some competition when it launches later this year.

The Galaxy Note 6 is expected to pack a 5.8-inch Quad HD display, a water-resistant design, and Google’s new Android N software. It may even feature an iris-scanning sensor for extra security.

Rumor has it the device could launch a month or two earlier than usual to get a head start on Apple’s iPhone 7. In that case, the Galaxy Note 6 may arrive sometime this summer.

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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...