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Galaxy Note 6 said to feature iris scanner, survive dunks in water

by Jacob Kleinman | April 8, 2016April 8, 2016 8:00 am PST

Samsung packed the Galaxy S7 to the brim with flagship features, but the Galaxy Note 6 may be even more impressive. A new report claims the upcoming phablet will offer some of the S7’s best capabilities along with one exciting new feature.

SamMobile reports with some certainty that the Galaxy Note 6 will offer a water-resistant design. The device should sport an IP68 rating, same as the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Samsung’s put a big emphasis on this feature recently, making it a major focus in its ongoing ad campaign featuring rapper Lil Wayne who likes to pour champagne over the smartphone.


The Galaxy Note 6 may also offer new eye-scanning biometric security, based on some “strong hints,” SamMobile said. Specifically, Samsung was recently spotted shipping 200 iris camera modules to India for testing, according to a post on import data website Zauba. There’s no specific mention of the Note 6, but the flagship phablet seems like a prime candidate for this new high-tech feature.

The Galaxy Note 6 also rumored to pack a 5.8-inch Quad HD display, up to 6GB of RAM, and run Android N out of the box. It’s expected to arrive a month or two ahead of the next iPhone, giving the device a potential late-summer launch window.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...