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Samsung is yet to open up on the existence of the Galaxy Note 6 despite speculation that it could arrive earlier than expected. Major specifications of the upcoming next-generation device have been leaked over the last few weeks, and now, it's been reported that a possibly cheaper variant of the device with inferior features could be released.

The South Korean technology giant is expected to release the Galaxy Note 6 in August, by the time the Galaxy Note 5 completes a year cycle in the market. It is also reported that the much-awaited device could be launched as early as mid-July, but Samsung is yet to confirm this.

Now, SlashGear has reported, citing a post on Weibo, that Samsung could be planning to release a variant called the Galaxy Note 6 Lite. It added that the variant would sport a 1080p screen resolution, be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and come packed with 4GB RAM. 

On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 is expected to sport a a 5.8-inch display with 2,560x1,440 pixels, be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 823 processor, and come packed with 64GB/128GB internal memory and 6GB RAM.

It is reported that the device could have a camera similar to the one seen in the Galaxy S7 — a 12MP main camera with features like f/1.7 aperture, 26mm, OIS, 1/2.6" sensor size and 1.4 µm pixel size, and a 5MP front-snapper with f/1.7 aperture. It is also expected to have the IP68-certification (waterproof) feature and a microSD card slot.

It may be mentioned that Dutch website GSM Helpdesk (via Phone Arena) had earlier reported that the South Korean electronics giant was testing two variants of the Galaxy Note 6 — one with a flat display and the other with a curved screen, and that the devices were powered by a 4,000mAh battery.