While rumors and leaks surrounding the Galaxy Note 6 are rife, a new report says Samsung is also working on an “Edge” variant of the Note 6.
As it turns out, the alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 6 Edge was apparently spotted in “Zauba DB,” a website that tracks the imports and exports specific to India, which is home to many global development and testing centers for OEMs, especially Samsung. Usually OEMs send their devices to testing centers in India for evaluation close in time of the scheduled release.
The Zauba listing says two “metal masks” have been sent to Indian from South Korea on May 26 to be used for mobile production line for a new device tied to the model number “SM-N935G.” It is worth noting that the Samsung Galaxy Note 6’s model number is “SM-G930.”
To get a perspective, the model number of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is “SM-N920.” However, Samsung did not release an “Edge” variant of the Note 5 in 2015. The Samsung Galaxy S7, on the other hand, is tied to “SM-G930,” while the Galaxy S7 Edge’s model number is “SM-G935.” Therefore, it is safe to assume that the new model number belonging to the mystery device could very well be the Galaxy Note 6 Edge variant, Phone Arena reported.
The term “metal mask” refers to a part used in the production of touchscreens and other modules. Each metal mask costs an equivalent of $120, according to Zauba listing.
As far as the rumored Galaxy Note 6 / Note 6 Edge specifications go, Samsung will apparently be housing a 5.8-inch display, packed with 1,440 x 2,560 pixels screen resolution. Under the hood, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 823 SoC will power the handset with a whopping 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM backing it.
Snapdragon 823 chipset is the enhanced version of the Snapdragon 820, seen in almost all flagships released this year. Samsung is reportedly planning to release a 256GB of native storage variant of the Galaxy Note 6 series.
Camera-wise, the Galaxy Note 5 successor is believed to sport a 12-megapixel rear-facing shooter, in addition to a 5-megapixel front-facing snapper for selfies. If rumors are to be believed, some form of IP certification will be part of the Note 6 lineup.