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Samsung's upcoming flagship for 2016, the Galaxy Note 6, may be launched ahead of Apple's iPhone 7 according to a recent report. While the iPhone 7 is expected to launch at Apple's rumoured September event there has been no clarity on when the Galaxy Note 6 will come this year.

"We expect Samsung to release the Note 6 a month or two before the Apple iPhone 7, to try and grab that window of opportunity," said Neil Mawston, the executive director at Strategy Analytics to Bloomberg. He also noted that the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S7 will be "the best-selling Android smartphone in 2016."

South Korean business publication Bell had also recently claimed that Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 6 as early as July running on Android N out of the box. The Note 6 is expected to feature a 5.8-inch Quad HD display screen running on Snapdragon's 820 chipset with a 12-megapixel rear camera, 64GB/128GB of storage and a whopping 6GB of RAM.

The iPhone 7, on the other hand, is expected to have a revived design with a dual camera set up and give a possible miss for the headphone jack. Some reports also claim the phone may support wireless charging.

While Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have already created the much expected buzz, the Galaxy Note 6 is also eagerly awaited by Note fans who look forward to an improved and stylish version of the phone. However, the iPhone 7 will need to showcase something extraordinary to counter its main rival, Samsung.