Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 6 has been in the rumor mill for the last several months. Previously, there were reports that the Note 6 could be as powerful as a notebook. It could indeed be, if the latest leaks are to be believed. Sources familiar with the matter told SamMobile that the upcoming phablet would feature a USB Type-C port. However, it is still unclear whether the Note 6 will support USB 3.1 technology or an older standard.
Galaxy Note 6 camera to include IR autofocus
SamMobile also indicated that the Korean company would launch an updated Gear VR headset. The current Gear VR comes with a microUSB port. So, it makes sense for Samsung to introduce a Gear VR with USB Type-C connector if the Galaxy Note 6 features a Type-C port. The device is also said to be dustproof and waterproof like the Galaxy S7.
Separately, Android Geeks reports that the Note 6 camera will be similar to that of the Galaxy S7, which features a 12MP camera with f/1.7 aperture and OIS. But the next-gen phablet will take the camera notch higher. The S7’s Focus Pixels have already made it the fastest focusing smartphone camera out there. The Note 6 will include an infrared autofocus module. Sources told Android Geeks that Samsung is currently testing two prototypes of the Note 6: one with the same camera as the Galaxy S7 and another with infrared autofocus.
Galaxy Note 6 to arrive in August?
As if two leaks in less than 24 hours were not enough, GizmoChina came up with its own massive leak. The publication has learned from supply chain sources that the Note 6 will hit the stores in August. Other rumors indicate that Samsung could launch it as early as July to steal some market share from the iPhone 7.
GizmoChina adds that the Note 6 will sport a 5.8-inch display with 2K resolution, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 823 chipset, a whopping 6GB RAM, 256GB memory, a huge 4,200mAh battery, and IP67 water resistance. The Snapdragon 823 is said to be 18% faster than Snapdragon 820 that powers the Galaxy S7. The 256GB storage seems realistic as Samsung showed off its 256GB UFS 2.0 storage earlier this year.