Samsung might release the successor to its Galaxy Note 5 later this summer, but a recent leak pertaining to the S Pen has just given us a few hints about what the upcoming phablet could feature come launch day.
First thing's first: the phablet might be called Galaxy Note 7, rather than Galaxy Note 6, to bring it in line with Samsung's other flagships launched in March, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. But that information isn't new. Instead, another leak published by iGyaan, which supposedly obtained an internal memo, has claimed the Galaxy Note 7 will feature a new S Pen with improved Bluetooth LE.
Better connectivity will benefit the redesigned stylus, allowing for longer usage and more accurate proximity warnings. Also, Air Command, which the S Pen activates, will include a dictionary and speaking option. PhoneArena speculated these will allow users to quickly translate words from different languages as well as enable text-to-speech translation.
iGyaan also claimed the Iris scanner will be able to lock apps, files, folders, and documents. Oh, and the Galaxy Note 7 will get Qualcomm's Snapdragon 823 chipset. To top it all off, the Galaxy Note 7 was just certified in Russia, carrying the model number SM-N930FD, according to Mobiltelefon (via PhoneArena). The model mentioned has dual SIM, but not much more was revealed.
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We don't know a lot about that new-style S Pen either, including what it looks like or how it is different from the last S Pen. However, PhoneArena wondered if the clickable button might get revised. Also, the Russian certification seems to suggest Samsung will release the Galaxy Note 7 and its new S Pen almost immediately after their unveiling on 2 August.
Check out Pocket-lint's round-up for more information on Galaxy Note 7 leaks.