Galaxy Note 6 reportedly getting BlackBerry-inspired software hub

BlackBerry first debuted BlackBerry Hub when it released BB10. The feature allows BlackBerry users to easily access all their SMS and MMS messages, as well as calendar invites, emails and Facebook and Twitter interactions in a single place. It seems, if the rumours are true, Samsung is preparing to take a page from BlackBerry by bringing that same functionality to the Galaxy Note 6.

According to SamMobile, the company will release an app called Samsung Focus that will be similar to Hub and allow Galaxy smartphone owners to view calendar invites, contacts, memos, and emails into one location.

Samsung Focus’ main screen will operate as the “hub” for a user’s daily and weekly appointments, as well as important emails that require follow-up, says the publication. The app reportedly has a “clean and modern interface” that follows Google’s Material Design guidelines.

The Note 6 is rumoured to run Android N and include a 5.8-inch QHD OLED curved display, 6GB of RAM and a 4000 mAh battery. In addition, there has been rumours of a Note 6 “Lite” that will feature a 5.8-inch 1080p screen, 4GB of RAM and Snapdragon 820 processor.