Samsung Galaxy Note 6 release date, specs rumors: Snapdragon 823, 8GB RAM; reportedly received IP68 dust, water resistant certification


Rumors have it that the touted next generation flagship device from Samsung, the Galaxy Note 6, may be equipped with the latest processor from Qualcomm.

According to Uber Gizmo, speculations about the phablet suggest that it may be powered by 64-bit Kryo 2.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 823 chipset partnered with Adreno 530 GPU and 8GB of RAM. Not much is known about the processing unit, but it is believed to have the same features as the latest available Snapdragon 820, only running on a higher clock.

However, some industry followers seem to be skeptical that Samsung will replace its current high-end processor Exynos 8890. It is predicted that based on the performance differences of Exynos and Snapdragon for the variants of Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, the manufacturer may stick with the former. However, it remains to be seen if it comes to fruition.

For the reportedly confirmed specification, Sam Mobile claims that the Galaxy Note 6 has been certified with IP68, which means that it will be dust and water resistant similar to the Galaxy S7. It is expected to withstand water submersion of up to one and a half meters for around half an hour.

There are also hints pointing to a possible iris scanner alongside a possible 5.8-inch screen display, Android N for operating system out of the box, and support for stylus pen. It may also come with an impressive 25-megapixel main camera, which is deemed to be a drastic increase from its predecessor that featured a 16-megapixel rear lens.

An alleged patent application by the company is also circulating online, suggesting that the device may become compatible with a laptop. It is believed that a docking station between the keyboard and the display may allow the smartphone to act as the laptop’s touchpad when in cradle.

However, since Samsung has yet to announce anything official, available information should be taken with a grain of salt.