Top 5 smartphones launching in August 2016: Lenovo K5 Note, Oppo F1s, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and more
Top 5 smartphones launching in August 2016: Lenovo K5 Note, Oppo F1s, Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and moreREUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Samsung is expected to launch the next Galaxy Note smartphone in the coming months, but rumours have been rife with details about the new flagship. While there is discrepancy about the next Galaxy Note's name, whether it will be called the Note 6 or Note 7, there are some essential details about the handset itself that could interest its fans.

Import/Export tracking site Zauba listing shows 200 units of iris scanners shipped to India recently, which adds to the rumours about the Galaxy Note 6 featuring an eye-scanning biometric sensor for security of the device. This could mean an upgrade to the fingerprint scanning technology, which has become a norm in most budget smartphones these days.

Samsung already launched its Galaxy Tab Iris in India in May, which features an iris scanner for biometric authentication. Since the feature has already been in use, it would make more sense to see such futuristic feature in a flagship device. In fact, Samsung recently launched a Galaxy Beta Program where an iris scanner feature was listed in the settings, adding more authenticity to the ongoing rumours, Gadgets360 reported.

But none of these reports have received any official confirmation from Samsung, which makes us question their legitimacy. If the rumours are taken into consideration, there has been quite a lot about the Galaxy Note 6 leaked in the recent days.

According to media reports, the upcoming Galaxy Note 6 aka Note 7 would sport a 5.8-inch 2K display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 823 chipset, Android 6GB RAM and a 4,000mAh battery. A recent report also claimed that the Galaxy Note 6 would run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow at launch instead of the upcoming Android N, which is expected to officially named soon.

The Galaxy Note 6/ Note 7 is expected to be launched in August and industry sources have been cited as saying by China's Zol that the edge variant of the flagship would sport a dual camera setup. We'll know if these rumours are true when the Korean tech giant officially launches the device in the coming months.