So much has been written about Samsung's upcoming next big thing, the Galaxy Note 6, and reports have suggested that the device could turn out to be a game-changer for the company. Now, it has emerged that the South Korean technology giant is working on an app like the BlackBerry Hub that will help users access several functions from one place.
Expectations on the Galaxy Note 6 are high following the success of its predecessors. The next-generation device is expected to be released in August like the Galaxy Note 5, but there are also reports that it could come as early as mid-July. However, Samsung is yet to reveal the release date of the device.
According to a report by SamMobile, the South Korean company is working on a feature called Samsung Focus, similar to BlackBerry Hub app that came with the otherwise unpopular BlackBerry 10 operating system. The feature will bring several functions like email, calendar, contacts and memos in one place. However, the website said that it is not known if it "will include Gmail or only work with Android's default email app."
BlackBerry Hub is a BlackBerry 10 app that lets users access and respond to emails, text messages, calendars, BlackBerry Messenger, and social networks from the same interface unlike other operating systems like iOS and Android, where a user has to open individual applications to respond.
SamMobile said that Samsung Focus could be seen in the upcoming Galaxy Note 6. It added that the app has a clean and modern interface, and could be made available to other existing Samsung devices after the release of the Galaxy Note 6.
The Galaxy Note 6 is expected to sport a 5.8-inch display with 2,560x1,440 pixels, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 823 processor, and come packed with a 64GB/128GB internal memory, and a 6GB RAM. It may house 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, as seen in the recently released Galaxy S7.