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May 14, 2016 09:02 AM EDT

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 Release Date Shifted To Mid-August [Rumor]

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An array of smartphones, including Samsung's Galaxy Note 6 are expected to hit shelves in the second half of the year, around the same time the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are slated to make their debut.

Just like last year, Samsung will start selling its latest Note at least a month before the new iPhone 7 Plus phablet launch.

A new leak recently divulged when the Galaxy Note 6 will be launched in the U.S., nullifying previous rumors that hinted a July release.

A prolific mobile industry leaker Evan Blass tweeted: "Samsung Galaxy Note 6 US release scheduled for week of August 15."

Although Evan's tweet solely referred to the U.S., there is a possibility that the Note 6 could debut worldwide on the same day. After all, the new device's predecessor, the Note 5 was released globally on August 21 last year.

Samsung will obviously won't confirm the release date is correct or not, however it makes sense. Blass is a highly reliable source, so it's more or less like coming from the South Korean tech giant itself.

That said, an August release date would place the Note 6 on the market prior to Apple's iPhone 7, which is reportedly scheduled to launch in September. If rumored specs are anything to go by, Samsung is all geared up for the competition.

Leaked details about the Note 6 hint the new device will boast IP68 water resistance, a robust 4,000mAh battery, along with an unbelievable 6GB of RAM.

The Note 6 will outplay iPhone 6 Plus in terms of screen size as it's reported to have a mammoth 5.8-inch screen (iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5-inches screen.) In addition, the device will come with the typical Note slot-in stylus to facilitate navigation, according to reports on Independent.

Earlier this year, a sketchy report hinted that the Note 6 will launch in July with Android N loaded. Another report by SamMobile suggested that the Note 6 may pack an iris scanner, and yet another claimed that the phone will have a 12 megapixel camera, a microSD slot and two chipsets (Snapdragon 823) along with slightly higher-clocked Exynos 8890 for the rest of the world.

Do you think any of these claims will come true? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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