This year, it is strongly rumored that South Korean smartphone giant will announce two Note devices: a standard Galaxy Note 5 model and other one with dual edge screen. Samsung Galaxy Note 5, which is scheduled for September release this year, has limited information right now.
As always dozens of rumors are abound online, including a Super AMOLED display with 2K or 4K resolution along with the company's upcoming very own Exynos 7422 chipset. Here are the details of five features that will take the Galaxy Note 5 to next level.
Samsung next-generation Galaxy Note is expected to sport an all new design, featuring the metal and glass-clad design similar to the latest Galaxy S6. Samsung could also use a genuine leather or another luxury material that would make the Galaxy Note 5 to stand out among its competitors.
Naturally, the Note 5 will be bigger to accommodate a larger display, but won't be massive because Samsung has effectively capped the display of Note series at 5.7 inch for the last few models.
The Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy S6 came up with a metal frame and it can be pretty certain this will return on the Note 5 as well. Samsung might sacrifice the old faux leather plastic back of the Note 5 and will bring in glass panels similar to the Galaxy S6.
Samsung has figured out a pretty good hardware optimization setup which could allow the Note 5 to be a nicely thin, lightweight and a relatively compact phablet without sacrificing bigger display, performance and batter life.
Last year, Samsung came up with Galaxy Note Edge, which was accompanied with a display curved around one side of the device. Later, the Galaxy S6 was then accompanied by curve sections on both sides of the display. Not it is strongly rumored that, Samsung will release two Note 5 models one with original Galaxy Note 5 and another which may be called as Note 5 Edge sporting curve edges on both sides of the display.
Samsung has consistently delivered some of the best displays in the market for a while now. Samsung has came up with Super AMOLED display for its devices that provides excellent color accuracy and contrast, brightness levels and viewing angles.
It is highly expected that the Note 5 may feature 2K or 4K resolution with a super AMOLED display. Rumours are pointing to a 5.78 inch display with a UHD or Ultra High Definition resolution. Samsung may fit a bigger battery into the phablet, combined with the Exynos SoC means high resolution on a larger display with out lackluster battery life.
However, Samsung may ramp up things even further, as the rumors suggest the Note 5 will be the first smartphone to hold a 4K display on-board.
Samsung almost uses the same processor inside its upcoming Galaxy Note as what it used inside the latest release of Galaxy S series. For the Galaxy S6, Samsung used its own processor - Exynos 7420, a 64-bit octa-core chipset which is built on 14 nanometer.
The Exyons 7420 processor is insanely fast, runs cooler, and is consumes less battery life when compared with other processors in the market.
However, SamMobile has citing people familiar with the matter claims that the Exynos 7422 might be the South Korean company's first all-in-one solution, which will include the CPU, GPU, RAM, storage, and modem on a single chip. The report further claims Samsung is internally testing Galaxy Note 5 with a newer Exynos 7430 chipset but that might be commercially available in 2016.
Stylus and Multitasking
The multitasking and Stylus of the Galaxy Note series is what really makes it stand out as the phablet among other competitors. Samsung has teamed up with a Japanese company Wacom, which is a top-notch in capacitive stylus space, to produce the most sensitive, accurate, and flexible stylus experience on Note.
Meanwhile, Samsung has a unique UI changes that allow to spit the display between apps, or create small window applets similar to the desktop side-by-side window view. With Note 5, all of these elements have become more impressive and the stylus has become more accurate and sensitive. While the UI has been improved for more easy-to-use features.
According to SamMobile, Samsung is testing the web browsing experience of Note 5 running Samsung's own updated browser application on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop platform. It is also claims that the Note 5 is named as Project Zen.
For the last few Galaxy Note handsets battery life has been a top notch, as they have enough room for bigger battery cells. But, in Galaxy Note 4, Samsung introduced a new Ultra Power Saving mode, which manages the power consumption on the device.
However, Note 5 is expected to be powered by 14 nanometer Exynos 7420 processor, which is extremely battery friendly processor and the latest Galaxy S6 has already displaying a fantastic battery life on the same processor.