For the past few years, Samsung has came up with new phablet under its very popular Galaxy Note lineup. This year too, the South Korean smartphone giant is said to unveil the next Note phablet dubbed as Galaxy Note 5.
As always dozens of rumors are abound online suggesting that the company will announce two Note devices just like the Galaxy S6. One a standard Galaxy Note 5 and other one with dual-edge screen similar to the Galaxy S6 Edge.
Many rumors claims that the next Galaxy Note will sport a Super AMOLED display with 2K or 4K resolution and will be using its upcoming very own Exynos 7422 chipset under the hood. Meanwhile, some patent filings has also revealed interesting features of the Note 5. Here are the roundup or rumors so far.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5: Display
Samsung has consistently delivered some to the best displays in the market for its smartphone. The company 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 rumored that the Note 5 may feature 2K or 4K resolution with a super AMOLED display. If the rumors are to be believed, then the Galaxy Note 5 will be the first ever smartphone to come with ultra-high definition (4K) resolution. However, Samsung has not made any official statement about the 4K display, but rumors are pointing out to a 5.78 inch display with a UHD or Ultra High Definition resolution.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5: Design
The Samsung Galaxy Note is reportedly referred as Project Nobel. Based on the rumors, Samsung will use the design language of its flagship Galaxy S6. It is expected that the company will release two Note devices: one the original Galaxy Note 5 similar to the Galaxy S6, while another with edge display similar to the Galaxy Note Edge but with dual-edge screen.
Under The Hood
Samsung usually uses the same processor to its upcoming Galaxy Note as what it used inside the latest release of Galaxy S series. The latest Galaxy S6 is powered by the company's own processor - Exynos 7420, a 64-bit octa-core chipset which is built on 14 nanometer.
However, SamMobile has citing people familiar with the matter, suggest that the Exynos 7422 might be the Samsung'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 chipset but that might be commercially available in 2016.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5: Stylus (S-Pen)
The Stylus or the S-Pen 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 stylus space, to produce the most sensitive, accurate, and flexible stylus experience on Note.
Recently, Samsung has filed application for a new feature of S-Pen at U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The new feature will eject the S-Pen when required. The stylus pops-out of the device only when the user provides a special voice command or by gesture drawn on the display.
For the last few Galaxy Note handsets battery life has been a top notch, as they have enough room for bigger battery cells. Samsung introduced a new Ultra Power Saving mode in Galaxy Note 4, which manages the power consumption on the device.
However, the Galaxy 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.