Samsung hasn't even announced its flagship Galaxy S7 yet and already rumours for the Note 6 are beginning to fly. This smartphone isn't expected to launch until later in the year.

The early rumours come from Chinese blog site Weibo. The source isn't clear so we're taking this with a pinch of salt. Especially when you bare in mind the bold claims being made.

The source claims that Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 6 with 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM. One of the first phones to launch with 4GB of RAM was the Galaxy Note 5, so it's clear this range is used by Samsung to showcase memory jumps. But since that last jump was so recent this does seem soon.

Also do phones need that much RAM? Running smoother is always welcome and with Microsoft pushing to integrate the Windows 10 full PC experience in Lumias, perhaps Samsung has plans to push more desktop computing features into its future smartphones. Hence the need for more RAM.

Other specs include a 5.8-inch display with 2560 x 1440 QHD resolution which, of course, will be Samsung's Super AMOLED. This should also work with an S Pen featuring 1024 points of sensitivity.

In the rear should be a 12-megapixel camera with "Super OIS Plus". The selfie camera is not mentioned.

Storage options include 64GB and 128GB, both of which should be high speed. There will also be two processor options, likely Snapdragon or Exynos depending on region.

Expect to hear more on the Galaxy Note 6 once the Galaxy S7 21 February launch quiets down.

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