Samsung is due to launch its next flagship phablet in a couple of months so we’ve started to hear rumors and reports about the Galaxy Note 6 quite frequently now. The latest report says that Samsung has now started firmware development for the Galaxy Note 6, this is usually an indication that the product has entered the final stages of its production process.

The build number for the Galaxy Note 6 firmware that’s in development right now is said to be N930FXXU0APE1, several new software features are expected to be baked into it, aside from improvements to Samsung’s S Pen features.

Just yesterday it was rumored that Samsung could launch the Galaxy Note 6 in the United States by mid-August. The timing seems to make sense considering the fact that the Galaxy Note 5 was launched on August 13th last year, so even though it was rumored previously that the phablet may be launched in July this year, for now, there isn’t any conclusive evidence to support that theory.

Galaxy Note 6 is believed to feature a 5.8 inch display with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 823 processor under the hood, 6GB RAM, 12 megapixel rear camera as well as a 4,000mAh battery. Android N is likely to come preinstalled. Precise pricing and availability information hasn’t been leaked online just yet but we can expect the major carriers in the United States to sell this handset.

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