Samsung planning August 12 launch for Galaxy Note 5By Tim Schiesser
Samsung is planning to announce the Galaxy Note 5 ahead of schedule, at least according to the latest report from the usually-reliable SamMobile, confirming previously revealed information. According to their sources, Samsung's upcoming phablet will be revealed on August 12, and go on sale just two weeks later on August 21.
Leaked information has already allegedly revealed that the Galaxy Note 5 will feature a 5.67-inch 1440p Super AMOLED display, and a new Exynos 7422 SoC that combines an octa-core CPU, a GPU, 4 GB of RAM, NAND storage, and the company's new Shannon 333 LTE modem into the one package.
Like the Galaxy S6, there will reportedly be no microSD card slot on the Galaxy Note 5, and both devices will share a similar design. However, the Note 5 will have thinner bezels, as well as a new S Pen that will feel more like a pen, and match the color of the device.
The Galaxy Note 5 won't be the only phablet announced in around a month's time: the company is also reportedly gearing up to launch the Galaxy S6 Edge+, a larger version of the existing Galaxy S6 Edge, complete with a 5.7-inch 1440p display that curves to either side.
The S6 Edge+ will use Samsung's Exynos 7420 SoC, according to SamMobile, and will feature 3 GB of RAM, a 16-megapixel rear camera with OIS, and a 3,000 mAh battery.
If SamMobile's sources are correct, we will be seeing new flagship handsets from Samsung very soon. If you were planning on buying a Note 4 in the next couple of weeks, it might be worth holding off until August to see what the company has in store.