Samsung Galaxy Note 6 release date, specs: USB Type-C in new phablet flagship

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The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 6 flagship phablet might be the first Samsung device to sport a USB Type-C port, as new reports suggest that the tech giant is gearing up the new device to sport such a feature.

According to a report by Sam Mobile, Samsung will introduce the USB Type-C port to its devices in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 6, which is expected to be released later this year.

Should the rumors of the new feature turn out to be true for the upcoming flagship phablet, the South Korean tech giant might also be releasing new variants of the Samsung Gear VR headset. The new Gear VR headset is expected to be released alongside the new Galaxy Note 6. Should the Note 6 come with the new USB Type-C technology, a new Gear VR might also come with it since the current version of the tech giant’s virtual reality headset is connected via a micro USB port to the Samsung Galaxy S7 flagship smartphone.

Other rumored specs for the device include water-proof feature as well as an all-new iris scanner in addition to the current fingerprint scanner that most new devices have nowadays.

The Note 6 is expected to have a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display with stunning 2560 x 1440 Quad HD resolution and may be powered by the new Exynos 8890 Octa with an additional variant that runs on the rumored Snapdragon 823 chipset. It is expected to pack a massive 6GB RAM, have external microSD support, and be powered by a 4,000mAh batterysignificantly higher than the 3,000 mAh battery the Note 5 had.

Additionally, aside from the standard display technology variant, Samsung had gone through an alleged testing period between the standard flat display variant and the dual curved edge variant. However, rumor has it that only one of these two design variants will be able to see the light of day.