Samsung exec hints that Note 5 will ship with a dual-edged screen, too
1. DnB925Art (Posts: 1014; Member since: 23 May 2013)
Now if they can keep the removable battery, someway somehow, then I would be sold. I'm a Note buyer myself.
5. drunkenjay (Posts: 917; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)
maybe they will but i will come with a plastic back.
8. finestgq1 (Posts: 24; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)
Removable battery is nice, BUT gotta have that MicroSD slot.
10. MyPhoneIsBetterThanYours (Posts: 60; Member since: 22 Feb 2015)
I'm getting sick and tired of the NOOOOOOOO MICRO SD Noooooooooo removable BATTERY. OH NO I'm Gonna DIEEEE!!!
Guys, you know I love my android brothas. But for the beast the GS6 edge is and the beast the Note 5 will be, get the f**k over it.
19. finestgq1 (Posts: 24; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)
Oh NOOooooo, some1 woke up on the wrong side of the bed? Go take a chill pill. You Mad Brah? Go take your daily android pills.
20. tedkord (Posts: 11893; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Why can't we wish for the best of all world's, no compromise device?
21. IT-Engineer (Posts: 87; Member since: 26 Feb 2015)
I bet you never carried an extra battery around to swap with,
and you just buy 128 GB and stop whinning!
No matter what the phone companies do, you people never stop whinning, make a better phone or shhhhh
23. AstronautJones (Posts: 303; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)
Why should they stop whining about what they want in a device, when you can't stop whining about them?
They whine, you whine, I whine,
we ALL whine!
27. finestgq1 (Posts: 24; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)
Amen to that! When it comes cellphones, that's very personal.
43. Eskimo.ice (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Mar 2015)
People that don't get the most out of their phones don't understand how essential it is to have a 128gb sd on top of the built in 32gb storage. Plus they just came out with the 200gb sandisk which is completely beast.
30. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
I doubt they will keep the removable battery. This is the NOTE V I've been waiting for. I have no issues on my Z1 tempered glass battery that doesn't remove the battery
37. ausnote4 (Posts: 30; Member since: 25 Nov 2014)
i am ok with sealing the battery if >3300mah, but SD slot is a must. Also number 1 priority 6" screen PLEASE PLEASE
49. TerryTerius (Posts: 1848; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)
I think moving up to 6 inches would be a significant mistake. As far as i'm aware of, there simply isn't a large crowd of people clamoring for a note series with an even bigger screen. That's why they've more or less capped it.
I don't remember the LG G Flex, Huawei Ascend 7, Nokia Lumia 1520, Sony Xperia Z Ultra (or T ultras), Galaxy Mega, Galaxy Mega 2, etc being smash successes. Yes, Huawei sold 1,000,000 in china (where there's a particular obsession with large objects be they phones or cars). But I really don't think the demand is all that great in the rest of the world for truly humongous tablet sized phones. I could be wrong, just saying.
59. ausnote4 (Posts: 30; Member since: 25 Nov 2014)
I agree with you the demand may not be there but disagree that it is a mistake. Samsung got where it is by pushing the envelope started by xda flame, then htc hd2 then dell streak 5 and thereafter samsung took over. Staying the same course is risky as what htc have done.
In my experience i have purchase and sold the sony z ultra because the screen was inferior, no flash for camera and no capacitive button. I am currently rocking between a note 4 and the pantech secret note for screen estate. i would get the Samsung mega 6.3" if the hardware was of note 4 qualities.
What Samsung should do is add another note line call the Samsung Galaxy Note Mega too cover all bases. So far i am looking forward to note 5, pantech secret note 2 and sony xperia z ultra
60. TerryTerius (Posts: 1848; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)
The thing is, that wouldn't be pushing the envelope. At least not today. And that's totally differnt from HTC's problem with design, which also had little do with screen size and more to do with using the space they had.
When Samsung created the note line there was literally nothing like it. They pushed the industry into a direction that it simply hadn't been in before. That wouldn't be the case with just making the note slightly bigger, because the phablet market already exists and there are already plenty of (failed or barely relevant) 6"+ phones floating around. The idea wouldn't be new and screen size is no longer a differentiating factor so there's no real benefit to chasing down ever-larger screens. That's exactly why Samsung is focusing more on the functionality of the S-pen, materials, design and their software than sheer size. Given they'd have to make the body of the note itself larger to do that (because of its home-key, proportions and s-pen) that sounds like a recipe for lower sales.
Aside from that, Samsung already has the Galaxy Note 10.1 and 12.2 as well as multiple 7-9 inch tabs. It'd make more sense to add calling features to those than making another phone that occupies the space of the already existing Galaxy Mega. And given the Mega hasn't sold very well, I don't think there's much incentive to make another phone in that space. Maybe specifically in Asia where they like huge phones, but that trend doesn't hold true for the rest of the world.
I'm not saying there aren't people like you out there who want massive phones. I'm just saying there isn't enough of a business case to justify that, and it's why you've consistently seen phones in the 5.5-5.7 range be far more successful than those in the 6"+ range. Especially now that Samsung is trying to reign in it's 100+ confusing product lines that're cannibalizing sales from one another and hurting their bottom line to produce. They're trying to make their brand more cohesive and understandable, and adding an expensive niche product that's barely different from one they already have makes very little sense.
Hope that didn't come off rude btw! Totally not my intention.
61. ausnote4 (Posts: 30; Member since: 25 Nov 2014)
No worries, good to know other points of view. I was part of the dell streak 5 community who saw the potential of phablet and where i see things are that you only need one device to carry around with you hence i am amaze at the growth of tablets since my prediction was only design for kids and in education. In saying that though people start to realize that phablet can do what tablet plus more and the tablet market have stabalize.
-The mega did not sell well imo was the low hardware spec
-The pen while it is good i only use less than 1% of the time
-Definitely agree to keep the 5.7" note line
-Add a new Note Mega line to cater for us but more importantly capture the asian markets ie chinese
-If too many confusing product lines reduce or purge the mega line which actually exist in two lines 5.8 and 6.3 or one the many lower end line.
So i hope Samsung is listening to our needs for the next note/mega line. I cannot see any downside to this as the 5.7' become mainstream 5.1' become small phone then where is the beast hardware 6.3' phone from Samsung?
I am a big big fan of the amoled screen and hence still clinging on to my note 4
3. hateftotti (Posts: 199; Member since: 03 May 2011)
You mean I should leave my decent Note 4 for more decent Note 5?
4. thegeneral7010 (Posts: 423; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)
dont u take abreak PA s6 isnt releaed yet and now u started to talk about note 5.
13. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
The Samsung exec brought it up. Are they supposed to just not report the news?
6. Credo (Posts: 748; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)
If they are going to remove the SD Card slot of the Note 5 i am going to another brand... i can live with no removable battery, i was used to it with my old Lumia 920 but now .. Can't live without my entire Star Trek collection on my Note 4's SD card :)
9. JocularJ (Posts: 105; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)
I loved my note 2 so much that I upgraded to the note 3. Skipped the note 4 SOLELY because the screen size didn't increase. If the note 5, or any of its variations lose the removable battery then I don't care. If they loser expandable memory I don't care as long as there if a 128gb option. But it absolutely must have a large screen for me.
14. darkkjedii (Posts: 21686; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
If they drop the sd, removable battery, and make the battery smaller just to go uni body, that'll suck. Still can't believe what they did to the S line. Don't butcher the Note Samsung.
33. Mutation.X (banned) (Posts: 185; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)
The S6 and Edge will fail. Ugly design. Note5 will also failed. Note 3, N4 looks nice. S2 great sharp looking angular design. S3 ugly.. ...
Sales will decline with these 2 ugly cheap copycat design from Iphone6.
36. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10278; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
You know, that's pretty funny. Because this phone here -http://www.gsmnation.com/blog/
wp-content/uploads/2013/01/1.-Samsung-Ativ-S-Review-Image-Courtesy-Anand-Tech.jpg- predates the iPhone 6. Sue it isn't made of metal, but the design language is so very similar.
When you guys claim Samsung copies Apple's phones, do you even go an look at Samsung phones that predate that model of the iPhone? Because if you did, you wouldn't sit there like an ignorant parrot repeating tuff that is not only untrue, but is easy to find details with a simple web search.
And iFans wonder why they get criticized? Because you ignorant trolls deserve every last bit of it.
40. Mutation.X (banned) (Posts: 185; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)
Looks exactly like the iphone6. Curved metal outer frames.
41. Mutation.X (banned) (Posts: 185; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)
Samsung was caring about ergonomic, rather than making a sexy gorgeous stylish phone like Lenovo vibe or the Lumi@930, and Sony Z. Thier hardware is great, but design is ugly.
The only few sexy phones are the Alpha range, then Note, and finally the S2 was nice.