Last year, Samsung broke off with its set tradition of unveiling its Galaxy Note device in early September at IFA in Berlin for a rather early August launch. That was last year and Samsung was keen on getting to the market ahead of other companies including Apple whose iPhones have previously arrived in several markets at about the same time as the Galaxy Notes.
This year it’s different, though. The new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have been well received in the market. They impressed even the most cynical of reviewers and won high praise from the most unlikely of critiques. It broke expected pre-order numbers and is reportedly doing well in its first month of going on sale in various markets around the world.
With such a backdrop why would Samsung be considering another early launch of the Galaxy Note? We have no idea and so do the folks that broke the story, Korean publication Bell.
According to Bell, Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 6 some in July this year, almost a month to the date it launched the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+. According to the publication’s report, the Galaxy Note 6 is likely to be the first smartphone from Samsung and one of the very first in the entire Android ecosystem to ship with the latest version of Android which is currently under testing as Android N.
At this point in time, there are no reliable hints as to what will make it to the next Galaxy Note device even though several recent breakthroughs by Samsung like churning out 256 GB UFS 2.0 memory and 6 GB RAM chips mean we may see such in its high-end devices pretty soon.
We have to say that it is way too early to take this report seriously so take it with a pinch of salt. While Google has released Android N to developers earlier than has been the case with previous versions of Android, it is still a tough guess that it will be ready for the mass market as early as July. It’s even a tough guess that Samsung will have customized and altered it then to be able to have it on a device shipping to customers by August 2016. There’s still time, we’ll see how this pans out.