Galaxy Note 6 could rock Snapdragon 823 chip with crazy amount of RAM

The Galaxy Note 6 could be pretty spectacular. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

The Galaxy Note 6 could be pretty spectacular. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

The latest smartphones are already packing more power than we ever thought we’d be carrying in our pockets. And Samsung could be gearing up to make them look slow with its next-generation Galaxy Note.

According to a new report, the Galaxy Note 6 will arrive rocking a brand new Snapdragon 823 processor and a crazy 6GB of RAM.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note is normally a larger, more powerful version of its latest Galaxy S smartphone, but recent reports have suggested the Galaxy Note 6 will be more than just a super-sized Galaxy S7.

In addition to a rumored iris scanner, the flagship phablet could be powered by a 64-bit Snapdragon 823 chipset — codenamed Kyro — clocked at 2.6GHz. This chip is said to be capable of combining with up to 8GB of RAM, but that’s just too insane for a smartphone — even one with a Samsung logo.

According to a tipster on Chinese micro-blogging network Weibo, the Galaxy Note 6 will instead carry 6GB of RAM — 2GB more than we’re currently seeing in the high-end smartphones we’ve already seen this year, such as the LG G5 and the new HTC 10.

The Note 6 is also expected to pack a 5.8-inch Quad HD display, a water-resistant form factor, and Google’s new Android N upgrade, which is currently in development. We can expect to see it around August when the Note 5 celebrates its first birthday.

We recommend taking these claims with a pinch of salt for now. Although Weibo tipsters have been reliable many times in the past, nothing is confirmed just yet. If you expect the Note 6 to be a larger version of the Galaxy S7, any big improvements will be a pleasant surprise.