Samsung has announced that they will be hosting an Unpacked event on August 13th in New York, where the company is expected to announce the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+. Both of these devices have been detailed extensively over the past few weeks, and we're now getting a clear look at the Note 5 courtesy of some leaked photographs.
The leaked photos of the Galaxy Note 5 reveal a design that's very similar to the Galaxy S6, including a reflective glass back panel and metal edges. It appears as though both the Note 5 and S6 Edge+ will feature curved panels: the Note 5's rear panel is shown curving to either side, while the phablet-sized S6 Edge+ will feature a curved display similar to its smaller brother, the S6 Edge.
The S Pen is seen along the bottom edge of the Galaxy Note 5, and it appears as though a new eject mechanism will be used to hold the pen securely inside the device. You can also spot the bottom-firing speaker and micro-USB port along this edge; unfortunately it looks like the Note 5 won't be Samsung's first USB Type-C smartphone.
Going by previous leaks it's expected that the Note 5 will feature an octa-core Exynos 7422 SoC, 4 GB of RAM, and a 5.7-inch 1440p AMOLED display. The device will have thinner bezels than the previous generation, and no microSD card slot or removable battery.
The S6 Edge+ is expected to use the same hardware as the S6 Edge, except for a larger 5.7-inch display. This means we're looking at a 16-megapixel rear camera with OIS, an Exynos 7420 SoC, and 3 GB of RAM.
If Samsung does end up announcing both devices at their Unpacked event in two weeks as expected, it shouldn't be too long before they go on sale.