With an advanced stylus and a big battery, the Galaxy Note series, in general, is quite popular across the globe among its niche audience. The Galaxy Note 5, for instance, has one of the largest displays among the current-generation phablets. Therefore, the expectation surrounding the successor Galaxy Note 6, which is believed to be released sometime in July this year, is sky-high.

In case, Galaxy Note fans were looking forward to a radical design change, this rumor could disappoint. According to Phone Arena, the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will be nearly identical to the predecessor Note 5 with regard to exterior design.

This handset will reportedly have IP 68 rating for water resistance and microSD card slot to facilitate memory expansion. To top it off, unlike any other Samsung devices released thus far, the Galaxy Note 5 successor has been rumored to debut an Iris Scanner. However, it is not clear whether the Iris Scanner will replace the existing Fingerprint Sensor, or be an additional feature to secure the phablet.

The Galaxy Note 6 will reportedly carry a huge 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display, aided by a Quad HD screen resolution. However, on the contrary, earlier rumors suggested that this device will flaunt a 4K resolution, similar to the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium.  

Under the hood, Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 823 will likely power the phablet instead of the widely used Snapdragon 820 chipset. The S823 is expected to be a refined version of S820 with higher clock speeds of up to 3.0 GHz, while the S820 runs at up to 2.2 GHz.

Furthermore, the Galaxy Note 6 is believed to be backed by either 6 GB or a massive 8 GB of RAM configuration. It is worth noting that most of the flagships released in 2016 already came with 4 GB of RAM.

This includes the Samsung Galaxy S7 series, LG G5, one of the variants of the Xiaomi Mi 5 and the latest HTC 10. Having seen the RAM configuration grow almost every year, it’s safe to assume that the upcoming Note 6 might come with a solid 6 GB unit.

When it comes to camera, Samsung will likely utilize the same specification seen in the flagship Galaxy S7. This means, the Note 6 will sport a 12MP rear-facing snapper with f/1.7 aperture.

On the software front, Google’s Android N OS will reportedly power the handset with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on top of it.

However, readers are advised to take the reported Galaxy Note 6 specifications with the proverbial pinch of salt as Samsung has not confirmed any information so far.