Galaxy Note 6 said to come with IP68 watertight certification, plus an iris scanner

Galaxy Note 6 said to come with IP68 watertight certification, plus an iris scanner
Both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge brought back water-resistance to the Galaxy S lineup. The feature was introduced with the Galaxy S5, but Samsung moved to premium design materials for its upscale Galaxy S6, eschewing the IP68 watertight certification in the process, only to restore it with the S7 tandem.

If you have been secretly hoping that Samsung will continue the water-resistance trend with the much-awaited Note 6, your prayers might have just been answered, as a new report claims exactly that. The Note 6 will apparently sport the same IP68 waterproof certification that the S7 or S7 edge boast, and which recently allowed one of them to stay submerged in water for 16 hours and still keep on ticking.

That is very welcome news for prospective Note 6 owners, but not the only new thing Samsung might have in store for the Note line this year. In the same report, the Note 6 is also rumored to house an iris scanner for unlocking the phone and other security shenanigans. 

In fact, 200 pieces of an "Iris Cam" have just been spotted as listed for Samsung Mobile testing purposes in an import database, as if to corroborate further the iris scanner possibility for a future Samsung handset that might just be the Note 6. If those rumors prove true, we might have a veritable monster on our hands by the end of July, when the Note 6 is speculated to be unveiled, what do you think?


source: SamMobile & GalaxyClub.nl (translated)

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59 Comments

60. madTuRk

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

I don't think it'll have a removable battery. And I support the dedicated camera button, it's just much better to take photos and focus !!

54. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Just might be my first ever Samsung SmartPhone. My next SmartPhone needs to have the following to be compelling enough for me to move from my OnePlus One: - MicroSD card slot, - Digitizer Pen input, - A readily available IR blaster (or simply keep the MicroUSB port, not much benefit to USB Type C on Android anyway), - Notification LED - At least FHD 5.5" display (I'm not desperate for VR) - Great S7-like cameras - Match or exceed the battery life, WiFi/Cellular/NFC/Bluetooth radio specs, and build quality of my of my OnePlus One. Biometric authentication is bonus, but not a necessity for me.

53. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

note 6 is no biggy deal waiting for that foldable S8.

44. Elfmonster unregistered

This would be exciting to me if Samsung had ever updated the OS on half the Samsung devices I've bought. TabPRO is on the same kitkat it shipped with. Note 3 was abandoned at 5. Etc. Never again.

37. Kevro_86

Posts: 66; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

***IR Blaster*** You gotta bring it back Sammy. You gotta bring it back! Too many people use it and you took it away!! Not cool.

39. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

I rather have MHL which they took off on since the S6/Note 5. I use it often in situations when I can't use Chromecast

35. rishav20193

Posts: 243; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

samsung, its time u move on from base 32 gb storage & launch 64 gb (base) & 128 gb storage. i cannot go from 32 gb to a new 32 gb ROM phone even after 3 years !! (note 3 to note 6) for god sake......move on from 32 gb

34. Vanliewn

Posts: 65; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Man I hope they do

32. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Ehh, you can keep the iris scanner. I'll stick with the fingerprint scanner.

26. Shocky unregistered

Okay, 128GB please Samsung.

24. Rashaan75

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 17, 2015

YES! Hopefully SD card slot and a great speaker. 3500 mah battery.

29. drifter77

Posts: 402; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

Make it 4000+ mAh battery, other phones have 5000+ these days. SD card should make a comeback.

33. Clars123

Posts: 1082; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

which phone with similar specs to the Note5 has a battery at 5000mh +?...list them..really..I want to know

36. redmd

Posts: 1965; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Slap the Galaxy A9 pro with SD 820.

38. Clars123

Posts: 1082; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

the A9 pro doesnt share a 5.7 inch quad hd screen..off course a larger phone can have a larger battery...

59. drifter77

Posts: 402; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

I meant there are phones with 5,000+ mAh like Lenovo Vibe P1, Gionee Marathon M5, Asus Zenfone Max ...etc but they are all mid-rangers. Unfortunately there is no high-end phone with a 5,000 mAh battery (yet).

31. Rocket

Posts: 744; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

3500? No way i want 5000mah if they made the a9 pro with that they can make the n6 too.

50. Andrewtst

Posts: 697; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Since S7 Edge already bring in SD card and 3600mAh battery, pretty sure Note6 will come with SD card and at least a 3600mAh battery.

21. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Finally ! The beast waterproof and with "Iris Cam" !!!! Take my money !

20. JocularJ

Posts: 222; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

The note series used to see .2" screen size increases year over year and I was really looking forward to that with note5 but was disappointed. Hopefully the note6 will continue to be a powerhouse but finally give us a true 6" flagship

19. AViator

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

still waiting for MM update for my T-Mobile Note 5 -_-

30. Clars123

Posts: 1082; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

have fun with T-Mobile....

14. chaosnightmare

Posts: 182; Member since: May 20, 2010

Maybe they should the ditch the flat version and make edge notes only

27. Fellwalker

Posts: 548; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Noooooo! I cannot stand the bent edge screens. For me all they do is make the screen look narrower. At least with the original Note edge, the edge was an EXTRA screen long before these recent upstarts that tell you how clever they are. On that note edge, I could see value. On the latest S7E , there is nothing it does that could not be done on a flat screen. And did you read that a replacement edge screen costs $275?

28. Rocket

Posts: 744; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Hope that never happens!

12. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1882; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Ready for the Note 6. Hopefully they bring back the Edge version.

13. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

They won't. S7 Edge is a phablet. So nope.

18. Jairus24

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 20, 2012

The cancelled S7 Edge Plus might be a possibility.

11. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Shut up and rape my credit card!

8. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Well, if they do so, I'll be impressed. Especially when there's an s-pen in it. Just wonder how tho

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