You think it’s too early to talk about Samsung’s Next Big Thing? Like it or not, rumors about the Galaxy Note 6 are already trickling in and today we have a doozy from Evan Blass, universally known in the tech world as @evleaks.
The leaker claims Samsung will unveil the Note 6 in mid-August, just like it did with the Note 5 last year.
Samsung Galaxy Note 6 US release scheduled for week of August 15th.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) May 11, 2016
The Note 5 was introduced on August 13, 2015 in New York, alongside the Galaxy S6 Edge+. Despite various rumors claiming the contrary, Samsung has been consistent in releasing its new flagships “on schedule.” Released a month ahead earlier generations, the Note 5 is a notable exception.
If Blass is correct, Samsung is about to repeat history with the Note 6. Presumably, launching ahead of IFA (and the all-important fall iPhone release) would give the device room to shine, in a market where large screens have become the norm.
What else do we know about the Note 6? Thankfully for those who prefer their product launches unspoiled, the device is still largely shrouded in mystery. But we do have a few pointers.
A couple of reports pointed to the obvious: a similar design to the Galaxy S7, waterproofing, a new Gear VR coming along. There’s also been some talk about USB Type C and a BlackBerry Hub-like new app called Focus, which will reportedly consolidate messages from multiple apps.
Who’s excited for the Note 6? And is the Note special anymore in this world of phablets?