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Samsung Galaxy Note 6 Release Rumors Surface



With the Samsung Galaxy S7 release near and a launch event set for February 21st, reports and rumors have already turned to what’s next, the Galaxy Note 6. Samsung’s flagship phablet is likely coming later this year in August, and now we have some exciting new details regarding what could be coming.

In August of 2015 the Galaxy Note 5 was announced and released, two months earlier than all prior versions. It was one of the best smartphones of the year, but Samsung’s already busy working on its successor, the Galaxy Note 6.

Read: 7 Exciting Samsung Galaxy S7 Specs

Recently a patent application for Samsung’s famous S-Pen stylus has surfaced, teasing buyers with a potential neat new feature to help highlight the launch of the new smartphone. Samsung added a lot of new features to the S-Pen last year, but with the Galaxy Note 6 it could double as a kickstand and more. Read on for more details.

Note 5 S-Pen

The Galaxy Note lineup has always offered the latest and greatest from Samsung. With a big 5.7-inch Quad-HD display, powerful 8-core processor, one of the best cameras, and the Note 5 even has fast wireless charging and an all aluminum premium design.

We know plenty about the Galaxy S7 already, but details about the Galaxy Note 6 are scarce. As 2016 progresses and the rumored August release date nears, we’ll begin to learn more and more about what’s next for the Galaxy Note 6.

This week a patent application from late last year could be giving us insight about what’s coming too. Along with a new camera like the Galaxy S7, possibly a bigger battery, IP67 dust and water resistance, and the return of a micro-SD slot for expandable storage, the S-Pen stylus may lock into place and double as a kickstand.

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Above is an image from Patently Mobile, who made the illustration based off of information gathered from a patent filing last year by Samsung. It shows the Galaxy Note lines S-Pen stylus being redesigned to feature a fold-out type design, a locking mechanism and more, which would let users fold it out and use it as a kickstand. Allowing owners to view movies, videos and more on the big 5.7-inch (or bigger) display hands-free.

Of course the stylus (S-Pen) will likely have many of the same features from previous years, allowing owners to write on the screen, multi-task, take screenshots and more. If this is accurate though, Samsung may be looking to experiment with the S-Pen by turning it into a kickstand.

Read: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Review

The only problem with this is having full access to an exposed stylus on back, rather than the internal design users are used to where it’s hidden but slides out of the bottom of the phone. This could cause some design issues, but would be neat to see integrated into the Galaxy Note 6.

For now we don’t have too many details about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 6, but this could be one of many to emerge in the coming months. Most likely it will take many cues from the Galaxy S7 launch, have even more features than last year, see a slight redesign, and possibly come with a bigger screen, 4GB of RAM, a micro-SD slot and a built-in kickstand. We’ll be on the lookout for more details in the near future.



  1. maaen

    02/09/2016 at 8:38 am

    No removable battery …no buy….no mistake …no play happy with Sammy…no way hosssay ..I stay happy with Note 3 and 4…no joke…
    Have fun Sammy …let your marketing people do their thing …but you are not going to sell me a Note 6 with a sealed back…even with that fast charging facility..and all the rest of your smart tech.
    Smart tech with no access to the battery is always going to be a dirty deal….TODAY AND ALL THE TOMORROWS.

  2. Steve

    02/09/2016 at 1:43 pm

    Ditto on needing removable battery. I’m a note 4 user and won’t upgrade without it.


    02/09/2016 at 4:28 pm

    External sd please, at least 5 ram please, dont leave note4 main feature please, i buy it please

  4. larry conley

    02/10/2016 at 6:00 am

    Must have a removeable battery, and sd-slot for my money,remember they are not cheap,you never stop paying,even when you pay for the phone.

  5. Shawn

    02/10/2016 at 9:15 am

    I’m staying with my note 4 will not change without going back to what made Samsung great

  6. Maryemayer

    02/11/2016 at 9:52 am

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  7. Roger Smith

    02/20/2016 at 7:10 am

    I have a note 4, great phone. Didnt get the note 5 because Sammy decide to make $ lager margin. Customer decides. Sammy do this one right. Sdcard and removable battery.

  8. Chris Hatch

    02/23/2016 at 10:52 pm

    There have been rumors of a foldable version of the Note line… I could see this as a reason for the “kickstand” like S-Pen, to get it to fit in less space.

  9. Paul

    02/27/2016 at 10:46 pm

    Love the Note 5… vastly improved over the Note 4! Never have battery issues with the quick charger and don’t have to carry a spare battery around. I’m a heavy user and I always get through a full day. I’d prefer to see a slightly smaller sized handset for one-handed operation. I am so tempted to get the S7 Edge, but I’m not sure I could manage without a stylus! My pipe dream would be to also have a slide out keyboard like the Blackberry Priv, but I am pretty sure I’m one of few who still prefer a physical keyboard. Keep up the good work Samsung!

  10. W. Veery

    03/01/2016 at 12:56 am

    I too refuse to replace my beloved Note 3 with any new Note phone without a removable battery, a storage expansion slot and a stylus. I will buy a used Note 3 instead of I have to and endure applications that are not up to date. Samsung please return the three features I mentioned to your Note phones.

  11. Nte 3

    03/09/2016 at 9:35 am

    Own note 3 waiting for note 6 with SD,removable battery if not perhave note 7 will….

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