Samsung continues to enjoy tremendous success with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, but things will change dramatically when Apple announces the iPhone 6s in the fall. Samsung usually announces their newest edition of the Note line in early September when IFA takes place, but they might change it up this year in order to get bigger head start.
According to the latest report, they will announce the new Galaxy Note 5 by the end of July, which is just a little over a month earlier than normal. If everything goes according to plan, they will have a completed prototype by the middle of June. Supposedly they have confirmed the final specifications to global carriers with the instruction to take pre-orders before the end of July.
The carriers might know about those specs, but we can only guess. Based on the latest rumors, the Note 5 could have a 5.89-inch display, which is .20 inches bigger than the Note 4. There is also the belief that Samsung will offer a 4K (3840 x 2160) display, but I am not buying that one. You can also expect an Exynos processor similar to what is on the Galaxy S6. The Note series generally sports a much bigger battery, which is expected to be 4,100 mAh. Pack all of this in a rumored 7.9 mm body, and you have a winner. Of course, if you like to be edgy, Samsung will more than likely offer an Edge version of the phone too.
There is no question the Note 5 will will be cutting edge, but I am interested to see if they can improve upon the Galaxy S6’s camera? The other big question surrounds storage and the battery. Will Samsung drop the microSD card and battery swapping support? I guess we don’t have to wait for too long if this report is true. Let’s hope it is.