Galaxy Note 7 vs Galaxy S6: What We Know So Far

Based on all the reports and rumors we’ve seen over the past few months, Samsung is getting ready to announce and release an all-new Galaxy Note 7 early next month. With that in mind, here we’ll be comparing it to the popular Galaxy S6 from last year for those considering an upgrade. Here’s what we know so far about Samsung’s new phone.

Of course Samsung released a new Galaxy S7 and bigger Galaxy S7 Edge in March, which many probably debated buying, but the Galaxy Note 7 could have even more to offer. Those that waited to see what is coming next may be in for quite the surprise.

Advertisement

Read: 7 Reasons to Wait for the Galaxy Note 7

For months on end we’ve been hearing about the new Galaxy Note, although Samsung will call it the Note 7 instead of the Note 6. It will be similar to the Galaxy Note 5, just like the new S7 is nearly identical to the Galaxy S6. However, there are some major changes that all potential buyers need to know about.

Note-7-leakmain

Advertisement

While we’re not completely sure a new Note 7 is coming in August, that’s what all the rumors are suggesting. Not to mention the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus arrived last August. However, they didn’t have a micro-SD slot, enough storage, a removable battery or even a big battery. The Galaxy S6 had the same problem, which was immediately fixed in early 2016 with the Galaxy S7.

Advertisement

As a result most users with the Galaxy S6 either kept the phone a little longer, upgraded to the Galaxy S7 (or S7 Edge) or are now waiting for the slightly bigger and better Galaxy Note 7. If you did, it was likely a good move, because we’re hearing it will be pretty impressive, even if all the rumors aren’t accurate.

Read: Galaxy Note 7 Images Leak As Release Nears

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 still has a lot to like, but the lack of adding a micro-SD to expand storage and poor battery life make it a phone worth replacing. Samsung fixed those issues this year, and that will be more noticeable than ever with the new Note 7.

For starters, we need to state that nothing here is official. Everything below is based on leaks and rumors, although we’re pretty confident with most of it. Samsung hasn’t revealed anything, and rumors are still light. That said, many of them come from reliable sources, not to mention make sense given what we saw from the S7 Edge, and the natural progression of the Note and Galaxy S series.

Advertisement

The Galaxy Note 7 has everything the Galaxy S6 offers and more, expandable storage, a better camera, longer battery life, the latest software and will be water resistant. Those are the important things, and we’ll cover that and more in our slideshow below. Lets gets started.

Note 7 vs Galaxy S6: Design

1 / 6
Note 7 vs Galaxy S6: Design

The new Galaxy Note 7 and the older Galaxy S6 will look almost exactly the same, except of course one will be much bigger. Those who loved the S6 design will be happy to know that it won't change too much. In fact, the Galaxy S6, Note 5 and upcoming Note 7 will all be similar. Samsung has a solid metal and glass design language, and that won't be changing anytime soon.

Meaning owners can expect an all glass and metal design, rounded edges on back, then a flat or curved screen on the front. Basically just like the Note 5 last year, and something very similar to the Galaxy S7 Edge. Those happen to look just like the S6 too.

Of course the new Note will have an S-Pen stylus along with a new USB Type-C port for charging and syncing, and reportedly an Iris Eye scanner for improved security. This has been rumored time and time again, and "confirmed" by @evleaks, a very reliable leakster.

Basically at the end of the day the Galaxy Note 7 for 2016 should be extremely similar to last years model all around, but could have a curved display as a difference. As a result it will basically be a bigger, better more powerful Galaxy S6 with a stylus and more.

Advertisement

Two very important additions to owners will be the micro-SD slot for storage expansion, and an IP68 dust and water resistant rating. The Galaxy Note 7 even with a slot inside for the stylus will be water resistant up to 5ft for over 30 minutes. Something the Galaxy S6 can't claim.

1 / 6