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Samsung Galaxy Note 6 Nears Final Development Stages As Firmware Development Commences

Ramish Zafar
Posted May 12, 2016
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With the iPhone slated for a September launch and the Galaxy Note 6 now rumored to be coming in August’s second or third week, things have started to pick up the pace once again in the rumor mill. Both the devices are expected to come with the regular course of upgrades, that will last another launch cycle, until we get to see major hardware upgrades next year. That being said, looks like things over at Samsung are heading quite smoothly for now for the Galaxy Note 6.

Samsung Starts Firmware Development For Galaxy Note 6 As August Launch Rumored

The Samsung Galaxy Note 6 has been in the rumor mill for quite a while, with this year’s flagship phablet from the Korean manufacturer speculated with some interesting features. For starters, we’ve been hearing quite a bit about the Snapdragon 823 for the device, with the processor expected to be a step up from the Galaxy S7’s Snapdragon 820. If true, this will give Samsung more room to tweak with the device’s software and camera specification in particular.

Talking about software in particular, some quarters have also been speaking up about Android N running out of the box on the phablet, though we’d take this as highly unlikely for now. Google’s got quite a bit in the works for its Nexus launches this year, so we’re expecting more to surface on this in the future. Now, as hardware specifications start to become consistent w.r.t the Note 6, its being said that the firmware for the device has also commenced developed, hinting at hardware specifications and design having hit completion.

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The firmware name right now for the Galaxy Note 6 is N930FXXU0APE1, and just as we noted above, we should expect a stronger software focus for the device this year. Hardware and performance have after all boiled down to consistent patterns when it comes to smartphones, with manufacturers turning increasing towards unique software based extensions. The latest example of this is mobile payments with the service already starting to slowly creep into the masses.

Nevertheless, there’s still quite some time left until we get to see the Note 6 officially launched by Samsung, and as the months progress, more should surface on the device in multiple aspects. Design is one area that should prove to be critical for the phablet in the long run, especially as Apple’s expected to step up its game with the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned for the latest.

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