Samsung Galaxy Note 6 to feature iris scanner, water resistance

Samsung Galaxy Note 6

A recent report has brought to light some interesting new features which the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 6 might sport. There’s even a possible release date for the handset floating around the interwebs, though nothing has been confirmed yet.

Previous speculations have suggested that the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 could pack specs like 6GB of RAM, a 5.8-inch RGB AMOLED display, 64GB/128GB/256GB of internal room, and a 12MP main snapper equipped with OIS. SamMobile now hints that the phone could be fortified with IP68 certification, just like the Galaxy S7.

If accurate, this means the Galaxy Note 6 will be dust-tight and able to withstand plunges 1.5m under water for 30 minutes without any damage. Even more intriguing is the news that the handset could flaunt an iris scanner. GalaxyClub has dug up an import listing which states that the brand has imported an iris cam into India.

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There’s no mention of which Samsung device will sport the iris scanner, but given that the Galaxy Note 6 is the company’s next major flagship offering, it seems likely the manufacturer will endow it with such technology. Rumor mills have also indicated that the handset may run on Android N.

Google had previously announced that it was planning to unveil Android N this summer, which could be anywhere between June to August. Coincidentally, Bloomberg claims the Galaxy Note 6 might come out one or two months earlier than the iPhone 7 in order to repeat the success it had with the Galaxy S7.

The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have apparently sold 9 million units within a month of its availability, a huge improvement over the S6 and S6 Edge’s 3 million units in the same time period last year. The reason behind this achievement has been attributed to its lower cost and lack of competition.

Keep checking in for more on the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 as and when more details emerge out of the woodwork.