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?