Samsung Galaxy Note 6/Note 7 Release Date Revealed – Iris Scanner, Android Marshmallow on Board

Samsung Galaxy Note 6

There are new details that are just showing up regarding the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 6. It has previously been reported that the phone might launch as Galaxy Note 7 and the upcoming Google OS, but it has now emerged that Android N will not be on board, instead, it will come with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box.

There is no doubt that the Galaxy Note series is loved by millions of people out there thanks to the phone’s uniqueness. Apparently, the phone is just some weeks away before it is made official by the Korean company, something that is further fueling more rumors and leaks regarding the phablet.

It is possible that we might see a new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 instead of a Note 6. This is true thanks to the understanding that Samsung wants to sync the names of the Galaxy S series and those of the Note series such that the number difference is eliminated. This will mean we have Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S7 Active and Galaxy Note 7, among others.

This information is still unclear even to the most renowned Android leaker, Evan Blass, who is still left to wonder whether Samsung will baptize the phablet as Galaxy Note 6 or Galaxy Note 7. Still, Blass is adamant that the phone will be here in early August, with the official sales to begin two weeks later.

It had also been pointed out that Samsung Galaxy Note 6 or Note 7 will come running on Android N out of the box. However, this appears not to be the case thanks to a new leak that lists the new device with model number SM-N930A as running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Based on the previous numbering of the Galaxy Note series, this model number represents a yet-to-be-released Galaxy Note device, which is undoubtedly the Note 6/Note 7.

Samsung Galaxy Note 6

There is also a leaked screenshot of a Samsung Galaxy Beta program that shows three types of authentication – a PIN, fingerprint, and an iris scanner. It is not known how Samsung intends to make use of this iris scanning feature on the Galaxy Note 6, but it seems it will indeed be coming. Other aspects of the Galaxy Note 6 that have been doing rounds include a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED QHD display screen, which is an increment from the usual 5.7-inch panels, as well as an enhanced RAM of 6GB. It has also been rumored that a dual-edge variant of this phone might also be in the making, but no confirmation has come out from Samsung so far regarding this matter, just like with the rest of the leaked spec sheet.

Keep following us and we’ll update you with more details of Samsung Galaxy Note 6 or Note 7 as they emerge.

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