Samsung Galaxy Note 6 Rumor: IP68 Water Resistance & Iris Scanner

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  1. dgstorm

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    We have a couple of new Samsung Galaxy Note 6 rumors for you folks today. One will probably not be a surprise at all, while the other would be surprising if it turned out to be true.

    First, the latest intel suggests the Galaxy Note 6 will include IP68 water resistance. Honestly, we would expect nothing less considering that Samsung outfitted their Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge with that capability. This one seems very likely to come to pass.

    The second rumor seems like fan-fiction though. Supposedly, Samsung is ready to include an Iris Scanner as a security function in the new Galaxy Note 6. This is a rumor which has been floating around for a while in regards to future Samsung devices, and while we do suspect that eventually it will come true, this seems a bit too early for the still maturing technology. Here at HQ, we would be more surprised if this happened than if it turned out to be a bogus rumor.

    As a bonus, here are the rumored specs of the Note 6:
    • 5.8-inch display (likely no less than 2560 x 1440 on an AMOLED panel)
    • 12MP OIS camera
    • 64GB and 128GB of storage
    • 6GB of RAM
    What do you folks think of these Galaxy Note 6 rumors?

    Here's our dedicated section for further discussion: Samsung Galaxy Note 6

    Source: Phandroid
     
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    If the rumors are true, this device is gonna be nuts. Haha! I'm keeping an eye on it for a friend. He's got the Note 3 now and looking to upgrade. I told him he'd be smart to hold off on upgrading to the 5 because the 6 is right around the corner. Even if he waits until the 6 comes out and still gets the 5, he'll save money. I'm betting he'll spring for the new one though.
     
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    6GB of RAM - what a jump...we have technically seen only 1GB jumps in past with flagship devices...definitely looking forward to this phone :)...
     
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    I read an article articulating why they figured it came with 6GB. They stated that there was a small set of rumors flying around that they are going to try to include as one of the add-ons is a laptop like docking stating, and it might need the extra RAM for that procedure if it comes. It's possible that because of their new manufacturing process it's just easier to do 6 as it was to do 4.
     
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    I'm getting this phone no matter what! Started with the Note 4 and then the Note 5. I actually just traded in my Note 5 for the LG G5 since I'm on T-Mobile's Jump On Demand, but I did it knowing I'll be getting the Note 6. Just wanted to try something with Marshmallow in the meantime since T-Mobile Note 5 Marshmallow update seems like it's nowhere in sight.
     
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    6GB wow :eek:
     
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    I feel it would be a let down to add the iris scanner when they still can't get a good functioning fingerprint scanner....

    6GB of Ram seems overkill unless they are offering a "laptop" or tablet style dock... Either way as long as the phone is physically no larger than the Note 4 I will most likely get one.
     
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    I remember having the laptop docking station for my Droid Bionic. While I enjoyed it... using android as a desktop device wasn't very effective.

    maybe they'll have some sort dual boot option... or marshmallow/android N will have a much better desktop style interface.

    definitely keeping my eye on this..
     
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    All the S7 reviews I've watched show that they've definitely nailed the fingerprint scanner, so IMO an iris scanner isn't out of the realm of possibilities. My 3 1/2 year old laptop came with facial recognition built in and it works really well. Granted, it can be a bit slow at times, (which is why I prefer using a password instead), but the technology is there. It's simply a matter of whether or not it's refined enough to where people will actually use it.



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    I don't have any desire to pay for iris scanning technology. I'll never use it. Now an app that will fetch me a cold beer from the fridge sign me up!

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