Samsung has already sent out invites for its 'Unpacked' event on August 13, where it is expected to announce the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. Ever since the South Korean giant hinted the release date, we have seen many confirmed leaks abound online.
Earlier rumors confirms that the company will release two variants of phablet: one the original Note 5 and another with dual Edge display. But the new confirmed leaks speculates that there will be only one phablet and will not come with dual Edge display.
To provide a better perspective on the upcoming Galaxy Note 5, we have listed all the confirmed rumors that we came across. Have a look at the slider below to know more.
Samsung has already sent out press invite for its 'Unpacked' event, which is scheduled on August 13. The South Korean giant will be announcing the next gen Note phablet on the same day.
No Edge Display
Interestingly, it was highly speculated that Samsung will announce not one but two Note phablet this year. One with original Note 5 and another with dual-Edge display. However, it is currently believed that, Samsung will announce one the Note 5 along side Galaxy S6 Edge+ with 5.5 inch or larger display and not the Note with Edge screen.
The dimensions of the smartphones have been leaked ahead of the Note 5 announcement. If these leaked dimensions (153.3x76.1x7.9mm) are to be believed, than the upcoming Note will be a bit shorter, narrower and thinner than the Galaxy Note 4.
Image: GSM Arena
No Removable Battery And SD Card Slot
The Galaxy S6 was claimed as the best ever designed smartphone the company. Samsung will be continuing the similar design format for the Note 5. It means there will be no microSD card slot and no removable battery.
No USB Type-C
The USB Type-C is connectivity is no trending in most smartphones, the recently launched OnePlus 2 comes with the USB Type-C and it was highly anticipated that the Note 5 will also feature the USB Type-C connector. But, latest leaked image flaunts that the phablet featuring the microUSB port and not the USB Type-C.
A week back, we got to a closer look at the upcoming Note's signature accessory. The S-Pen, or the Stylus has made its appearance online, which features a same side button similar to the predecessors. Furthermore, the top of the S-Pen appears to be clickable.
It was highly speculated that Samsung to develop a 4K resolution display and will be coming with the Note 5 phablet. But, the plan seems to be changed, a benchmark test indicated that screen resolution as 1440x2560 pixels display, meaning the next phablet will come with 2K display panel.
Under the hood
Samsung usually uses the same processor to its upcoming Galaxy Note as what it used inside the latest flagship. The Galaxy S6 is powered by Exynos 7420, a 64-bit octa-core chipset which is built on 14 nanometer.
The Exynos 7422 is in making and is the company's first all-in-one solution, which will include the CPU, GPU, RAM, storage, and modem on a single chip. Samsung is internally testing Galaxy Note 5 with a newer Exynos chipset paired with 4GB of RAM.
The Note 5 will stick to the 16 megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization as well as a 5 megapixel front-facing camera.
The information came from the company's own website. The Samsung FAQ page about the front-facing camera of Galaxy S6 and S6 edge reveals that the the upcoming Note will borrow the front camera from the current flagship smartphone that is 5MP camera.
Malaysia's SIRIM's database listed the Galaxy Note 5 Duos model with two SIM slots. The device carries model number SM-N9208. Samsung might release the Duos variant to the Asian market.