A couple of months ago, the folks at Samsung officially introduced us to the latest members of the Galaxy S tribe, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge flagships. The two devices were unveiled late February a day ahead of Mobile World Congress Barcelona. Now, the media's attention is turning towards the company's next premium device. Yes, you are right, we are talking about Galaxy Note 6, the follow up to Sammy's current flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 5. We've heard some Galaxy Note 6 rumors in the past, but nothing too concrete. Now, a new Note 6 rumor has surfaced online.
The latest unofficial Galaxy Note 6 details have emerged courtesy of Sammobile, a publication with a straight record when it comes to reporting about unannounced Samsung products. According to the source, Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will emulate Galaxy S7's and Galaxy S7 Edge's IP68 certification, featuring a water and dust resistant body. Previous rumors have talked about IP68 certification for Note 6, so it's not surprising to hear this given that Samsung's next-gen flagship is expected to pack a design similar to the Galaxy S7. However, Sammobile also claims that the yet unannounced Galaxy Note 6 will integrate an Iris (retina) scanner. To further back the retina scanner reports, GalaxyClub has discovered that the South Korean phone maker had imported an 'IRIS CAM' to India. Of course, the respective module is for testing purposes, and even though this isn't a confirmation that Note 6 will sport an iris scanner, at least we know that Samsung is flirting with the idea of integrating such technology.
The information about the hardware platform of the Galaxy Note 6 is scare, but the rumor mill indicates that the phablet could integrate a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED screen with Quad HD resolution along with not less than 6 GB of RAM. A Samsung Exynos 8890 octa-core processor will run the show, though a Snapdragon 820-powered model could also be released. Note 6 is also expected to run Android Marshmallow out of the box, though the possibility of Android N coming pre-loaded on the phone is also plausible given that Google has already released Developer Preview builds. We also heard that the main camera unit of the Galaxy Note 6 will be the same as the one used for Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge and that the smartphone will be made out of metal instead of glass.