Samsung Galaxy Note 6 : Worth waiting it

Samsung's next phablet will be worth the wait

The story so far

If you're new to the Note, it's the phablet version of the Galaxy phones Samsung launches each year. The original Note launched in 2011 with what was then a massive 5.3-inch screen - of course, that's now par for the course as far as mobile screen sizes go.
Every year since then Samsung has released a Note (or two). In 2014, Samsung launched both a regular Note 4 (which had now grown to accommodate a 5.7-inch display) and a Galaxy Note Edge, introducing the curved display tech we're now so familiar with.

What we're expecting

There's been plenty of gossip, speculation and good old-fashioned leaking going on as far as the Note 6 is concerned and at this stage we've got a pretty good idea of what to expect. Reliable tipster Evan Blass (@evleaks) says the device will launch in the US on 15 August.
It's going to have an impressive set of specs when it arrives too: sources in China. say the phablet is going to come with the option of 256GB of internal storage space. That's on a par with some laptops and should give you plenty of room for your Spotify playlists.
The same sources say we can look forward to a mammoth 5.8-inch screen - that may seem like overkill but remember that the Note has always led the way in terms of7 large screen sizes and has always been very popular. Plus, the Nexus 6had a 5.96-inch screen.
Apparently the camera is going to be worth waiting for, with improved optics that will eventually make their way into the Samsung Galaxy S8 too. It would outclass even the excellent Samsung S7 and S7 Edge in terms of image quality and low-light performance.

Other rumours and leaks

Did we mention specs? Some sources are tipping the Note 6 to have 6GB or even 8GB of RAM, while there's also talk of a 4,000mAh battery in the device (that would be particularly impressive considering the one installed inside the Note 5 had a capacity of 3,000mAh).
Other rumours are pointing towards a waterproof chassis - which would make sense considering the same feature is on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge - and potentially an iris scanner that will unlock your phone by scanning your eyeball, Minority Report-style.
And there's still more: Dutch site GSM Helpdesk reckons Samsung is toying with the idea of a curved screen for the Galaxy Note 6, which would certainly add to its appeal and nod back to the Note Edge, the first Samsung handset that offered this kind of display.
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