Samsung Galaxy Note 5 with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow leaked online
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (Representational photo)IBTimes India

Samsung fans around the world must be eagerly waiting for the launch of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, which is expected to be unveiled on 21 February, a day before the Mobile World Congress 2016 (MWC 2016) kicks off, but the company's biggest device to be released this year is the Galaxy Note 6.

The South Korean electronics giant released its Galaxy Note 5 in August last year after months of hype and speculations. Samsung is known more for its Note series than the S series, as all the flagship devices belonging to the series have done well in terms of sales but the Note 5 didn't live up to the expectations.

It's not that the device don't have good specifications. In fact, it has an incredible display at 1,440x2,560 pixels (518 ppi pixel density) on a 5.7-inch screen and came with several features over its predecessor. But the device still failed to live up to the expectations of gadget lovers mainly for two reasons.

Firstly, the device was too similar to the Galaxy S6 that hit the stores just a few months before its arrival. The hardware of the devices was almost identical, except for memory, RAM and battery. To be precise, the most noticeable difference between the two devices was its screen size, and Samsung Note fans seemed not happy with this similarity.

Secondly, several speculated specifications and features that the Galaxy Note 5 was supposed to have were not seen when it actually hit the stores. This could have disappointed many. Moreover, Samsung discarded microSD card slot feature, which was akin to the Note devices until then. It may be just a small change but users may still want to have expandable memory.

All eyes will be on Samsung's next-generation Note device once the Galaxy S7 is unveiled. Samsung fans and gadget lovers will expect something different from the Galaxy Note 6 and not just a replica of the S7 like in the case of the Note 5 and S6. So, the South Korean electronics giant may not repeat the mistake it made on the Note 5.

The Galaxy Note 5 is expected to be released in the third quarters of this year, most probably in August, as its predecessor will complete a year-cycle by that time.