Samsung Galaxy Note 6 Rumored to be a Bigger, Better 2nd Half, S-Series Upgrade

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  1. dgstorm

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    Technically this isn't really a rumor. It's really more of an editorial comment from famed leaker @evleaks, but it's worth sharing just because we love our Galaxy Note series around here. When recently asked on Twitter about the possibility of Samsung killing off the Note lineup because of the Galaxy S7 Edge+, Blass responded with his opinion regarding Samsung's plans for the next generation Note.

    Blass specifically said, "Note exists as a de facto second half S-series flagship upgrade: bigger, better CPU, more features. Can't see them dropping." Here at HQ, we concur with his assessment. The Note series is one of Samsung's most successful and profitable product lines in mobile. Furthermore, it gives them an end of year device to pit directly against Apple's iPhone launch. Even though it means Sammy will basically field two different phablet-style devices, it's a good bet that the Note 6 will be coming, and that it will be a solid improvement over the last gen. What to you folks think?

    Feel free to discuss the older Samsung Galaxy Note devices at our dedicated category here: Samsung Galaxy Note Forum | Android Forum at DroidForums.net
     
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    I'm still very happy with my Note 3 and am under contract until the end of April. I really want to upgrade to get optical stabilization and be able to makes notes on my screen as the Note 5 allows. Based on this information, I just may hold out until there is a Note 6 and hope these features mentioned are still included along with the SD card capability back in.
     
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    I bet the 6 will be sweet!
     
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    That is going to be my next phone unless LG G5 comes out to be interesting
     
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    Same here, love the Note3 and hoping the 6 brings back the SD card. If they drop the Note series, I'd be surprised and probably not a Samsung customer anymore.

    As far as the notes on your screen like the 5, if your referencing the lock screen notes, the Note3 has the ability. I did enjoy that feature and do miss the S pen.
     
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    It will be interesting to see how this develops and what other manufacturers also do in response...
     
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    I concur. I don't see the Note series going anywhere. They have a strong following, both in the business world and the phablet lovers.

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    The Note has become one of the most popular devices worldwide. I don't see it going away..
     
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    The note (because I love my s-pen) is the only reason I stick with Sammy. I don't see it going anywhere but better.

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    Though I've moved away from the Note series after owning only one of them, I couldn't agree more with everything you folks have already said. They'd be incredibly silly to discontinue the Note series. It's the OG line of phablets that started the trend that everyone is running with these days.

    I liked the Spen, but found that I stopped using it as I got more comfortable using the phone one-handed. If I hadn't had that Note, I doubt I'd have jumped so quickly on the Nexus 6P.

    And my wife, who's been complaining for quite some time that she really wants a smaller device, loves the Note 4 now that I upgraded. She moved from my old S4 to the Note and hasn't complained once about the size of the overall device because the size of the screen makes it worth it for her.

    I don't see there being an issue with the Note series vs the S+ series either. Sure, they may sell a smaller number of one device vs. the other, but they're not going to sell less TOTAL devices. If I were to return to Samsung, I'd probably go the S+ route to get the big screen and not have the Spen that I don't need. I know some of our other members here who've been BIG Note fans have made the same switch.
     
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    I absolutely loved my Note 2 and happily ugraded to the Note 4 when I was able.

    The way Samsung handled the Note 4's bootloader for Verizon has killed 110% of my love for Sammy. Unless they pull a complete 180 on bootloader philosophy (which I do not see happening, ever), I will never purchase another Samsung device of any kind and I no longer recommend them to friends.

    I finally gave up last November and purchased a Nexus 6P. I gave the Note 4 to my father.
     
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