Galaxy Note 5 is not official yet, but there are numbers of rumors and speculations about the next flagship phablet from Samsung. It is also tipped that there will be a curved variant of the phone called Galaxy Note 5 Edge.
Like you, we are also pretty excited to know more about the phone. So we have rounded up everything we have known till now about the NEXT BIG THING from Samsung.
Galaxy Note 5 Release Date
Samsung is holding a UNPACKED event on August 13 and we are pretty sure the South Korean company will announce the Galaxy Note 5 at this event. It was speculated earlier that the phablet would be announced at the IFA trade show in Berlin in which this year is scheduled for September 4th to 9th.
It is also rumored that Samsung will start selling the phone just one week after the UNPACKED event. So most likely the phone will be available in some countries on August 21. We hope that Galaxy Note 5 will be released in Samsung’s home country, that is South Korea first and then it will come to other markets.
As usual, Samsung is tight-lipped about the rumors and there is no official word yet when the phablet will be available. But things will be pretty clear in coming days.
Galaxy Note 5 Specs
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 came with leather-textured back, but it looks like Galaxy Note 5 will not bring that design. Instead, the new phone will come in a metallic design, just like the Galaxy S6. While there is no official photo of the phablet released till now, but we already catch a glimpse of the phone from various leaks. For example, the following leaked image of Galaxy Note 5 clearly shows that the phone will have a metallic frame. Also the volume, power, and other button placements will be similar to Galaxy S6.
The phone is expected to carry an Exynos chipset similar to Galaxy S6. Samsung started to use its own processors in flagships after getting overheating problems in Qualcomm Snapdragon processors. We are expecting the new Exynos 7420 processor will power Galaxy Note 5.
Jeeho Baek, Samsung’s senior VP of memory marketing, said earlier this year: “By offering our new high-density ePoP memory for flagship smartphones Samsung expects to provide its customers with significant design benefits while enabling faster and longer operation of multi-tasking features.”
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will sport 4 GB of DDR3 RAM instead of 3GB as found in Galaxy Note 4. This is a good move as more RAM means better performance.
Reports suggest that Samsung will opt for a 5.7 or 5.9 inch 3840×2160 (4K) Super AMOLED display with 746 ppi for Galaxy Note 5. Which seems impressive, but there are also rumors that the phablet will have a less impressive 2560×1440 display.
Rumors also suggest that the phablet will carry a fingerprint scanner, similar to Galaxy S6. The placement of the scanner will also be at the same position that is on the home screen button. Along with that the phone will carry a heart rate sensor and a much-improved Spen.
After the huge demand for Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung will introduce a curved display variant of Galaxy Note 5 as well. Most likely the model will be called Galaxy Note 5 Edge.
Samsung is making sure that Galaxy Note 5 will provide the best camera experience, both in terms of photos and videos. It is rumored that Galaxy Note 5 will carry a 21-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization (OIS). The camera will also have the ability to shoot 4K videos with ease. For better selfies, the phone will sport a 5 MP front camera.
It is also rumored that Galaxy S6 will come in 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB variants. The phone will not have microSD card support, which is similar to Galaxy S6. But a report on SamMobile suggests otherwise and claims that Samsung may bring back microSD card to Galaxy series of flagship smartphones.
Along with all these, Samsung is going to use USB Type-C connectors in Galaxy Note 5. With Type-C, a USB cable’s both ends will be the same, allowing for reversible plug orientation. You also don’t need to worry about plugging it in upside down.
on software front Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will carry Android M, which Google already unveiled at the Google I/O conference held in May this year. Starting from Galaxy S6, Samsung is trying to skin Android as little as possible. We will see similar design move in Galaxy Note 5 as well.
Samsung will carry the similar pricing model as last year’s Galaxy Note 4, expect a price of around $650 SIM-free. We expect that Samsung will put a price tag of $800 on the Galaxy Note 5 Edge version. But this will be not the price you will likely to spend as, most carriers will provide these phones on contract, which will be way less than the SIM-free variants.