Tech junkies just can’t wait for the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 release date.  The South Korean tech giant’s newest phablet is expected to boast some noteworthy improvements and new features.

Previous reports have already suggested that the Note 5 successor will most probably be launched this Summer, but nothing specific has been set in stone. New reports are now claiming that it is highly probable that the Note 6 will most likely be released ahead of another highly anticipated gadget, the iPhone 7 from staunch rival Apple.

Industry insider Evan Blass recently posted on Twitter that the newest Samsung device could get an August release date, at least a month ahead of the new iPhone.

“Samsung Galaxy Note 6 US release scheduled for week of August 15th,” Blass said in a Tweet.

If fans can remember, Samsung has a track record of launching ahead of Apple.  “The Galaxy Note 5 was released on August 13th last year in North America, a full month before the iPhone 6s started selling,” BGR noted. “In 2014, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 took a beating in stores because it launched at the same time with the iPhone 6 series.”

Apart from the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 release date, rumour has it that the features of the new phablet will include bigger screens.  “At 5.8 inches, the Note 6 will allegedly have an AMOLED screen display, but will still retain its predecessor’s 2560 x 1440 resolution,” Jobs & Hire reported. The gadget’s screen is also pegged to be comparatively larger than the Galaxy S7 Edge’s 5.5-inch screen.

Other notable features include a USB Type-C port, IP68 water and dust resistance, a 4,000 mAh battery and a BlackBerry-inspired Samsung Focus suite of apps, SamMobile claimed.  The new gadget could also run on the latest version of the Android OS, Marshmallow, or the still unconfirmed Android N, but with insignificant internal specs upgrades.

“Although information remains scarce, it is safe to predict that Note 6 will probably have the same internal specifications as that of its Note 5 predecessor- Exynos 7420 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and base storage in-expandable offering options of 32GN, 64GB, and 128GB,” News Everyday reported.