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Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will be water, dust resistant


The next Samsung Galaxy device that tech enthusiasts are excited about is the Note 6. Though the device will not be launched anytime soon, the rumours have already started flowing in. A new report now claims that the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will now be water resistant, just like the Galaxy S7 series.

According to SamMobile, the body of the Note 6 will be IP68 certified, which should then be able to withstand submersion in one and a half meters of water during half an hour. If true, this would make the Note 6 Samsung’s first true water and dust resistant phablet. It also also expected to launch before Apple’s iPhone 7.

The phone could also sport an iris scanner. Another report by GalaxyClub points out that Samsung has imported an ‘iris cam’ into India for R&D activities. Though details are scarce, the part is explicitly labelled ‘Samsung Mobile’.

In other rumoured features, the upcoming smartphone could sport a 5.8-inch QHD display along with 6GB RAM. It is most likely to feature a 12MP rear camera and will be available in 64GB, 128GB or even 256GB of storage.

A recent report claimed that Samsung is also regaining smartphone share in India with a revamped lineup packed with special features including a safety mode for motorcyclists, as rival Apple readies a renewed push into the world’s fastest-growing market. Long the leader in price-conscious India, the South Korean giant had been losing ground to local rivals such as Micromax and Lava, as well as Chinese brands. But Samsung’s Indian market share rose to 30 percent as of February this year, from 28.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015 and 27.4 percent in the final quarter of 2014, research firm Counterpoint says.