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Galaxy Note 6 To Hit The US Stores In The ‘Week Of August 15’

For the last few months, the Internet has been flooded with rumors about the features and specs of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 6. Now a noted tipster with proven track record of providing accurate details about yet-to-be-launched smartphones has revealed the Note 6’s release date. Evan Blass tweeted out that Samsung’s flagship phablet will arrive in the US in the “week of August 15.”

Galaxy Note 6 To Hit The US Stores In The 'Week Of August 15'
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Note 6 to arrive before the iPhone 7

If his report is true, the Galaxy Note 6 will hit the store shelves about a month before Apple’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, which may help Samsung steal some customers away from the iPhone 7. Previously there were reports that the Note 6 would launch in July with Android N. Blass indicates that the phone will arrive a couple of weeks later, which looks more credible because Android N may not be available as early as July.

SamMobile reported last month that the Galaxy Note 6 may introduce an iris scanner along with water-resistance capabilities. It added that the phone will have a 5.8-inch Quad HD display with a massive 4,000mAh battery. Samsung is currently testing two models of the Note 6: one with a flat screen and another with a dual-edge display. However, only one of them will go on sale.

Galaxy Note 6 to bring a BlackBerry Hub-like app

The Note 6 is said to have a “Slim RGB” display panel that will help make some room for the bigger battery. Other rumored specifications of the device include 6GB RAM, 32GB of built-in storage, a 12-megapixel dual pixel camera, and a microSD card slot. The Galaxy Note 6 will reportedly be powered by Snapdragon 823 or an improved Exynos 8890 processor depending on the market.

The Note 6 is also tipped to feature a USB Type-C port. Rumor has it that the Korean electronics giant will bring a BlackBerry Hub-like new app called Focus as it targets the enterprise market. The company is also expected to unveil a new Gear VR headset with the Note 6.