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Rumour says Samsung might skip on releasing an Edge version of the Note 5

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If you’re a fan of the Galaxy Note Edge and were hoping to pick up this year’s version you may be disappointed according to today’s rumour. While some of us have been looking forward to seeing Samsung launch a dual-edged version of the upcoming Note 5, it seems that the Korean tech giant might not be on the same page.

The rumour says that Samsung doesn’t have any plans to release a Note 5 Edge and that only the standard version of the Note 5 will be announced in September at the IFA in Berlin. It’s widely believed that the Note 5 will carry the following specifications:

  • 5.89-Inch display with 2560 x 1440 (2K) resolution
  • Exynos 7422 processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • UFS 2.0 Flash memory
  • 4,100mAh battery
  • 7.9mm thin
  • Android 5.1.1
  • Auto-ejecting S Pen (rumoured)
  • USB Type-C (rumoured)

All that is nice and good, really, but what about us folk that held off from buying the Note Edge last year in the hopes that the 2015 version would be better implemented?

It should be said that this is just yet another rumour. It may or may not be correct, and the proverbial pinch of salt should be taken when reading rumours from unnamed sources. There’s still a couple of months to go until the big unveiling. Until then, you can guarantee that this will not be the last rumour we hear about the Note 5. I wouldn’t even bet against it being the only rumour today.

There is another way to look at this: Could Samsung have decided to only release a dual-edged Note 5 and forego the standard version? How’s that for an example of looking for a silver lining.

Finally, a couple of my own worries about the Note 5. With the praise that the Galaxy S6 design received, I wonder if the Note 5 will incorporate design cues from Samsung’s latest Galaxy S flagship. If so, will it also break with tradition by not supporting MicroSD cards and moving to a non-removable battery? Only time will tell. It’s going to be quite a ride until IFA in September, that’s for sure.

 

Source: cq.qq.com
Via: SamMobile


About the Author: Peter Holden

I've been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being my first phablet. I currently carry around a Huawei P10 and a Galaxy Tab S2 8.0. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, I'm an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, I love a good Braai (BBQ).


  • My Galaxy Prime

    This makes sense to me if Samsung is planning on releasing a larger version of the S6 edge. Having a S6 Note edge (or whatever it’s name is) and a Note 5 edge is redundant.

    • Cory McNutt

      I agree, but I am still disappointed with Samsung’s decision to go this route – I was really looking forward to getting the new Note Edge 2 this fall. I love the bigger and more usable ‘edge; in the Note series.
      Why even bring the ‘note’ name into the S6 series – will it have an S-Pen and none of the real Note’s capabilities? And if it has all of the real Note’s capabilities, then why not just called it the Galaxy Note Edge 2? Very confusing, but like Peter said, there is time for more rumors.

      • My Galaxy Prime

        Definitely confusing and if it has the curved edges but no s-pen, this would really disappoint many note users. I personally believe that they should never come out with a larger S6 and just create 2 version of the Note 5. It just makes more sense and it won’t confuse anyone.

      • http://www.talkandroid.com/author/peter-h/ Peter Holden

        Hey dude, nice to see you here:) Here’s hoping this is one rumour that doesn’t come true. It’s important to remember that just the other week there was a rumour saying that the dual-edged version was on track. Are you happy with the alleged 5.89 inch 2K display?

        • Cory McNutt

          Yes, I would like a bigger screen and the QHD is enough for me…hell, I’m still rocking on my FHD Note 3 and loving it. I cannot believe, even Samsung, would come out with BOTH a S6 Note Edge and a Galaxy Note Edge…something has to give!

  • crhylove

    The whole edge thing seems like a stupid gimmick anyway. I would be sad however not to have a micro SD slot. Depending on how gear vr comes along, though, I’ll still be throwing money at the screen.