Samsung is keeping mum on its next big thing. The Galaxy Note 6 though it's just a few months away, but leaks have exposed almost every detail, including specifications. The device is expected to be the last from the Note series.
The South Korean electronics giant hasn't revealed the release date of its next-generation handset but it should happen by August as its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 5 is completing a year cycle in the market. There are also reports that the device will be unveiled in mid-July but nothing is confirmed at the moment.
What we know so far
The Samsung Galaxy Note 6 is expected to come with several feature upgrades over the Galaxy Note 5. It is expected to have features like IP68-certification (waterproof) and microSD card slot.
According to reports that have surfaced so far, the Galaxy Note 6 is expected to sport a 5.8-inch display with 2,560x1,440 pixels, powered by a 2.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 823 processor, run Android N, and come packed with a 64GB/128GB internal memory and a 6GB RAM. In terms of camera, it may have the same camera seen in the Galaxy S7, which has 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.
A Dutch website called GSM Helpdesk (via Phone Arena) has reported that Samsung is testing two variants of the Galaxy Note 6, one with a flat display and the other with a curved screen, but share same same specifications. It went on to say that the device will be powered by a 4,000mAh battery.
There are also reports that the device will feature iris scanner. 200 units of "iris cam," described as "parts for Samsung Mobile phone", were spotted on Zauba website that tracks imports and exports in India, sparking off speculations that it could be used in the upcoming Galaxy Note 6.
It was also reported that Samsung might introduce foldable S Pen to its last device from the Note series. Samsung has filed a patent on S Pen with dual functionality, according to Patently Mobile. The patent published by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office is about a mechanism wherein a user can pull the S Pen, bend it halfway and lock it to turn it into a stand.