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Exclusive: Galaxy Note 6 will be IP68 water resistant, might come with iris scanner

As the Galaxy Note 6 rumor mill slowly picks up pace, some new interesting features of the device have surfaced. We can exclusively confirm the body will be IP68 certified, just like the Galaxy S7. Also, strong hints have surfaced an iris scanner might be part of the water-resistant package.

We have received information that confirms the Galaxy Note 6 will be as water resistant as the Galaxy S7. The IP68 certified body should then be able to withstand submersion in one and a half meters of water during half an hour. This would make the Note 6 Samsung’s first true water and dust resistant phablet, though the 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 edge also features a similar body.

Furthermore, GalaxyClub has discovered that Samsung has imported an ‘iris cam’ into India for the usual R&D activities. Though details are scarce, the part is explicitly labelled ‘Samsung Mobile’. Of course, the Galaxy Note 6 is not mentioned anywhere, but as the next flagship to be launched, it is the prime candidate to feature an iris scanner.

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Previously, we heard rumors about the Galaxy Note 6 having a 5.8-inch display and possibly even 6GB of RAM. Whether it ships with Android N on board remains to be seen, but it does seem as if the device will mark the return of the Note series to a Galaxy Note 5-deprived Europe.

As usual with information like this, keep in mind the actual launch of the Note 6 is still some time away. Final details could change before Samsung reveals it, whether that happens in June, as some analysts predict, or later in the year following a more traditional schedule.

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madennique
madennique

I have the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and it’s still working great. Samsung will have to blow my socks off in order for me to upgrade. That means no 32Gb internal storage.Nor does it mean a 3600mAh battery.

madennique
madennique

Why is Samsung not bring out the White Note 7. It looks gorgeous in photos.

kjuvenal
kjuvenal

Please bring back FM radio and recording ( + scheduler ). I’m still
Holding to the original galaxy Note. An incredible phone . Thank you.

06uzozturk
06uzozturk

Samsung is planning Galaxy note series ending after at 9 Number.Because there are Note 10 tablets.Last Note Date 2019 for Note 9.The latest galaxy s series will be released in 2018 as s9 .

cremademani
cremademani

how do you know?

MatheusARodrigues
MatheusARodrigues

You’re drunk

senthuran777
senthuran777

went through 3 note 3s so far and looks like i will be continuing

imtiazbinibrahim
imtiazbinibrahim

I hope Note 6 will be more sturdier than Note 5. In Note 5 inorder to attain a premium design they compromised the build quality of those device. I have two Note 5 devices which got their display damaged without having a single scratch on the glass. When submitted for a waranty, the customer care replied that “These displays are so thin and fragile that they could easily break with pressure, even if the glass is intact”. I was denied of the warranty because “they consider it as a physical damage”. I would have prefered a PREMIUM DEVICE rather than… Read more »

Solun
Solun

Hopefully they will bring back the IR blaster and will increase storage to 128 gigs and 256 gigs. In late 2016, 256 GB is useful because a phone like this is not to call people, it´s to replace your laptop.

naenavarro
naenavarro

I still have a Note 3 since 2014. I didn’t choose the Note 4 because their similarities. But, Note 5 loose 3 important things for me: UR port, external memory card and changeable battery.
I expect Samsung take “note” for note lovers people&customers preferences about the next Note 6.
When you chose Note Series, it is difficult, hard to change or love another smartphone.

berkbu
berkbu

completely agree

Sebastian Shaw
Sebastian Shaw

I hope note 6 will come with same water resistance maybe even better than s7 and s7 edge
Android N on board with new ui
6 gb of ram
Ir blaster
Micro sd expension
4000 mah or more battery
128 and 256 gb on board memory
Same and more accesories as s7 and s7 edge like wireless backpack but this time wireless charging eneabled
Iris scanner
5 axis gyro
5.8 inch 4k screen for 1080p vr experience

berkbu
berkbu

lets see samsung has used the same processor on the note5 as the s6 and it also came with the sams android version (5.0.2 and 5.1.1)

madennique
madennique

I’m ashamed to say I don’t know what a 5 axis gyro is. I guess it’s something I don’t use as I’ve never heard of it. If you would mind telling me what it does and what it’s for I would very much appreciate you time in this matter.

Channel42x
Channel42x

But will there be an European release… That’s my main question right now.

stondec
stondec

I join others in earnestly asking for the return of the IR blaster. That’s actually more important to me than IP68 certification.

tech1029
tech1029

What good will an iris scanner be if they can’t get Smart Stay to work. I never worked on two of my S4’s and it doesn’t work on my new S7 Edge

jimmy29
jimmy29

abandoned this useless function

jawert
jawert

Will there be Note 6 edge? or Note Edge 2?
This is as well a lot of us waiting.

berkbu
berkbu

i think its hard to make a phone with an spen and curved egdes this may look terrible. if you want a big egde phone go for the s6 edge plus, which i personlay love or the s7 edge

jawert
jawert

Really? As usual matter of opinion. Note Edge N915* with one curved side ans s-pen is in my opinion best one.

sanid
sanid

I still am not quite sure how they’ll manage to do it with the S-Pen slot.

A Sweaty Womble
A Sweaty Womble

I imagine very easily… The S-Pen slot does not have to have any gaps… It can be made from a single piece of whatever material they choose to use. Detection of it being inserted could be achieved still either using a different method without the need to mill holes in the slot itself. Any holes required for mechanisms can be sealed with a rubber seal. The hard part would have been stopping water getting into the charging and aux port as they actually have to connect to the motherboard. They did that with the S7 so the S-Pen port should… Read more »

jimmy29
jimmy29

magnetic detection as scover

lujki
lujki

If they did it with charging port and headphone jack, there’s no reason why they couldn’t do it with the S Pen slot.

EugeneOnTheEdge
EugeneOnTheEdge

Easy fix for them. I’ve been thinking bout this for years.
Make the SPen, it’s slot, and the Note6 water resistance.
Done.

john___007
john___007

if come back the sd card, ad the ir blaster, i will buy… off course is good too if he is water resistance1

golem1102
golem1102

i know it been Mentioned here alot (maby too much) but the IR bluster must be included.
in every unpacked samsung are saying that they are listening too the customers, and its time to put that on a test.

arhu74
arhu74

Please include an ir blaster!!! and release itbin holland

ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

I need this.

Vesta@12b

Sounds like it’ll be a worthy successor to my amazing Note 4. Can’t wait. Wish they can bring it in earlier, so the price can drop in time for my upgrade.

madennique
madennique

My upgrade coincides with the release date of the Note 7 so I very pleased,