After the hardware features of Samsung's next-gen Galaxy Note made several appearances through leaks, now it is the turn of the software part of the phablet. Samsung appears to be working on a feature similar to BlackBerry 10's BlackBerry Hub. Dubbed Samsung Focus, it will make its debut with the new Note widely known as Galaxy Note 6.
Like the BlackBerry Hub that contains emails, SMS, calls and notifications, Samsung's version will integrate features including email, calendar, contacts and memos. One of the major features of Samsung Focus is aggregation of emails. It will have options for viewing and responding to emails from various accounts, a functionality similar to Google's Inbox app.
It is unclear if Focus will include Gmail or Android's default email app, which is currently available for Samsung's smartphones and tablets.
According to exclusive information obtained by Sammobile, the main screen of Samsung Focus will contain all important events, along with a list of your plans for the day and upcoming days. For instance, if you have a meeting scheduled some time later in the day, you should get a reminder for that and an email that was sent by your contact within the past few days.
In addition to that, Samsung Focus will allow users to add calendar entries, manage invites and create memos to remind them of 10 tasks. There will be a dedicated page for contacts with all emails, messages and calendar invites for a particular contact, which can be found under the contact details. In case you want to keep any contact as priority, Samsung Focus will have an option for that.
With all the functionalities packed into the app, it would not be messy for you to find them out. Samsung Focus is said to have a clean and modern interface, but what will be coming in the final version remains to be seen.
The user interface reflects Google's Material Design guidelines. Samsung is likely to make the app available for all of its devices following the launch of the new Note, a cheaper version of which is dubbed Galaxy Note 6 Lite featuring Snapdragon 820 chip and 4GB RAM.