Each successive generation of smartphones brings along incremental upgrades in performance. It wasn’t that long ago that smartphones came standard with 1GB of RAM. This year, the majority of flagships are rocking the Snapdragon 820 processor and 4GB of RAM. The Galaxy Note 6 from Samsung is expected to make its debut later this year and rumblings on the interweb are pointing toward an even more powerful Snapdragon 823 chip, along with support for up to 8GB of RAM. Yes, eight gigabytes.

When you start breaking down the specs of high-end smartphones like this, you see that they can easily hold their own against “proper” computers and their respective spec sheets. In the case of the Galaxy Note 6, which might be announced in the summer instead of the usual fall release window (like we saw with last year’s Galaxy Note 5), the Snapdragon 823 is a 64-bit quad-core chip clocked at 2.6GHz. It will reportedly come backed with Adreno 530 graphics.

Perhaps more surprisingly is how much RAM this stylus-touting handset could boast. It’s said to support up to 8GB of RAM, more than what you find on some laptops and convertible PCs. It’s important to note that this is up to 8GB and the Galaxy Note 6 could have “just” 6GB on board instead. That’s still 50% more than the 4GB flagship standard, though it’s questionable (as with each leap in generation) whether the phablet can actually utilize all six gigs in the real world.

The assumption is that the Note 6 will follow the design cues and upgrades from the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge announced earlier this year. It could get the microSD slot, as well as IP68 dust and water resistance. Rumors have pointed toward a 5.8-inch display thus far. Whether Samsung also offers a version of the Note 6 with an Exynos chip too remains to be seen.

Via Sammobile

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