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That 4100 mAh Note5 battery? It may be in a Note5 Active, coming in November

That 4100 mAh Note5 battery? It may be in a Note5 Active, coming in November
There were persistent rumors from several sources that the Note5 will have a huge, 4100 mAh battery pack, which should have made for some spectacular longevity, given how optimized Samsung's display and chipset power consumption are. Sadly, the speculation turned out too good to be true, and the Note5 arrived with a 3000 mAh battery pack "only". Granted, the phablet still managed to provide impressive endurance results in our battery benchmark test, and yet those would be even better with a 4100 mAh unit.

Fortunately, the rumor might have been partially true. We just received tips that there will be a Galaxy Note5 Active model released in November on AT&T, and it will sport a 4100 mAh juicer, with all else staying true to the regular Note5. Our tipster points out that the durable phablet will have IP68 waterproofing certification, and arrive in week 46, which falls in the week of Monday, November 8th, just in time for your holiday shopping schedule. 

The reason that we are relaying this arguably unconfirmed by a second source tip, is that Samsung did absolutely the same thing with the Galaxy S6 Active, releasing it with a much larger battery than the regular version, resulting in a stellar achievement on our battery life test of the device. This bodes well for the eventual Note5 Active's battery endurance, and yet, if the S6 Active is any indication, the phablet version won't sport the same premium glass design, but rather focus on drop test durability, a waterproof chassis, and longevity. We don't mind, as Samsung managed to stuff a large battery in a relatively slim chassis with the S6 Active, so hopefully the same will go for the claimed Note5 Active come this fall.

Thanks for the tip!

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posted on 20 Aug 2015, 09:03 7

1. Ruturaj (Posts: 1294; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


This strategy is ridiculous, I am going to buy note 5, and in November I will be pissed if active version is out, if I wait and active version is not out I still will be pissed.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 09:07 20

3. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


The active won't look nearly as sexy and won't have a fingerprint scanner.

Plus, a newer phone won't make your phone perform worse suddenly.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 09:44 6

16. Ruturaj (Posts: 1294; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


Yes but I would prefer active, as I drop my phone often and would like waterproof model. Samsung should at least announce all phones together.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 10:08 10

21. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8839; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Then I guess you better wait.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 11:56

37. Ruturaj (Posts: 1294; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


Already pre ordered note 5 and don't want to cancel it now.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 09:58 2

19. Ruturaj (Posts: 1294; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


Also about being sexy, you will never use phone like that without case right, and I think S6 active version is much better that putting normal S6 in thick case. Same would be case for note, I don't think I would use note (pre ordered it, haven't received it yet) without the case.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 10:23 5

23. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


I use my S6 with tempered glass on both sides. It fell 1 time and no dents or scratches. Also if it falls hard, the glass will protect the screen and break itself. I'll buy another tempered glass then.

I'll never put a phone in an ugly plastic case. That defeats the whole point of build quality and feel in the hand.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 10:42 2

27. saffant (Posts: 272; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


What about the sides?

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 11:39 1

32. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


The sides are really tough due to the 7000 series aluminum. Didn't you see the side drop tests.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 12:02 6

39. miket1737 (Posts: 2381; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


pretty sure S6 uses 6013 grade aluminum but no doubt about it it is still built tough and the screen most likely will not crack if it lands on the metal band of the phone dead on, things pretty rock solid. Also Tyrion, which tempered glass protectors you have? do they go all the way to the edge or close enough at least and leave no halo effect around the border?

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 13:11 1

44. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


I use a rock one. No they don't go all the way due to the 2.5D glass. But the tempered glass I use is a 2.5D glass too so it's smooth and a non issue. About the halo effect, it's surprisingly less on this one compared to nilkin ones.

I can't give you the link as it's only available on our local amazon site and not amazon.com.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 11:54 1

36. Ruturaj (Posts: 1294; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


I prefer gripper phone, I have faux leather back same as note 3 on my S4, with previous slippery back I dropped it many times.

posted on 24 Aug 2015, 06:07

64. DennisBlaine (Posts: 3; Member since: 05 Mar 2015)


NO it won't make it worse. But if you settle for less then discover what you really want is coming soon, you get it don't you? DISAPPOINTED!

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 09:10 1

4. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1171; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


Then stick to the note 5? or just wait a little bit longer? or buy both? or just get out more and socialize with people, rather than worrying about a phone not coming out when you want it to be.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 09:45 2

17. Ruturaj (Posts: 1294; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


I get out more that's why I want a active version but I also want bigger screen (that's why I haven't bought S6 active).

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 09:22 11

9. QWERTYphone (Posts: 654; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


F samsung !!!! The Note5 SHOULD have LAUNCHED with both a removable battery and SD, and not made of fragile glass. I waited months for the S6 active to fix these issues. The lack of a fingerprint scanner was ridiculous. Samsung FAILED again.
LG G4 PRO here I come !!!!

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 10:23 5

24. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


S6 active doesn't have a microSd or removable battery, and neither will note 5 active have them.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 12:54 4

42. QWERTYphone (Posts: 654; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


NO $hit, Captain Obvious. We ALL KNEW that Samsung has abandoned both removable batteries and SD for the Note/Galaxy and that is why they are a FAILURE.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 18:43

54. xdza1979 (Posts: 262; Member since: 08 Aug 2015)


If you knew that then its time for you to shut up and stop spamming Samsung articles with the same annoying message, Captin Troll!

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 11:44 6

33. M.O.A.B (Posts: 153; Member since: 13 Feb 2015)


i hope lg g4 pro wont have both so you may commit suicide and let us have rest of your endless whining and moaning about sd cards and removable battery !!

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 12:55

43. QWERTYphone (Posts: 654; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


If so, I would take clueless idiots like YOU with me.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 15:12 2

50. darkkjedii (Posts: 20028; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Lmao!!!

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 17:31

52. Trex95 (Posts: 879; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


Lol. I think all upcoming Android phones including mid range no more removable battrey and no more SD slot.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 15:10 3

49. darkkjedii (Posts: 20028; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Good riddance.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 11:16 1

31. GOAT78 (Posts: 10; Member since: 17 Aug 2015)


yeah but if you wait until November, the regular Note 5 will be cheaper. I'm not sure why folks are rushing to buy the Note 5 right after release. Samsung is pushing the S6 Edge+ more than the Note 5. If the Note 5 flops, they will drop the price. Who wants to pay $800+ for the Note 5.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 09:04 7

2. jmill75 (Posts: 59; Member since: 22 Jul 2009)


The S6 Active is one of the best under rated phones of the year.

I do not need a note version on the active but this could be one heck of a device for those who want the note in a durable form factor.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 09:16 1

5. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I am not sure there is a market for this because I can't see a profession where the GS6 active isn't enough and you need a stylus and waterproofing together. Structural engineer maybe but that's just one profession. Lol

Oh well, whatever works for you Samsung.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 09:59 1

20. Ruturaj (Posts: 1294; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


For those who do outdoor sports or go out on weekends but work professional on workdays and/or want a big screen.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 09:19 1

6. Landon (Posts: 417; Member since: 07 May 2015)


Why play with my emotions, Samsung? I'll still be ordering my Note 5 today but c'mon man!

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 09:19 4

7. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


Getting tired of the only one getting the active is AT&T.why can't the other three get it?.:(

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 09:22 1

8. lallolu (Posts: 457; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)


The active versions are usually ugly IMO.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 09:23 5

10. mike2959 (Posts: 518; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


I hope they make 10 variants of every flagship, every year. Couple reason's,
1. I like reading about how you 17 year old trolls know how to operate a billion dollar company better than they do.
2. Consumers have choices.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 09:27 1

11. summerofsam (Posts: 60; Member since: 19 Jun 2015)


f**k the Active i've been active all my life! Get the Note5 if you want her!

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 09:28 1

12. summerofsam (Posts: 60; Member since: 19 Jun 2015)


I'm in UK, i can't have her!

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 09:31 2

13. iusshpandeh (Posts: 250; Member since: 23 Jul 2014)


Maybe. iPhone users are loyal to iPhone and always upgrade to new model due to a reason that new iteration of iPhone never ditches their old features! Look how every good thing (along with bad ones though) of iPhone 1st gen exists in today's iPhone where as same can't be said for any other manufactures including Samsung, Lumia or Sony!

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 09:36 3

14. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


What features? A page of icons? That's all it is basically. Lol

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 09:40 1

15. caesantos (Posts: 86; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


I guess it's the best opportunity LG has ever had to be very succesful again with LG G4 Pro, that's to say, if LG G4 Pro has a removable battery...

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 09:46

18. rotkiv3451 (Posts: 84; Member since: 07 Jan 2015)


Then they'll remove the fingerprint scanner and only make it available in a 32GB version, and won't bring it to any other markets. Yay.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 10:11

22. hitechredneck (Posts: 88; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Awesome was thinking about getting the S6 active now I might have to hold out for this one.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 10:25

25. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


And when it comes and you'll think about it, you will hear rumors about S7 active and you'll hold out for it and so on......

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 10:25 1

26. ibend (Posts: 3777; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


at this rate, I wont surprise if they release note5+ after this -_-

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 10:45

28. skyline88 (Posts: 456; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


it is better to wait for the Active version.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 10:56 1

29. Mreveryphone (Posts: 460; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Death Star could get a note 5 with sd slot, 5000mAh battery, 4k screen, waterproof, hologram feature, drive my car feature, and whatever any other geek feature we want on our phone's and that bad boy will sit right on the att shelf. I'll never pay those rape plan prices for any exclusive phone they offer! Hell they even charge a access fee... Access to what? Isn't that what the bill is for? To access their service? They can have it... 4100mAh is not worth the bs they pull on their customers!

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 11:13 1

30. GOAT78 (Posts: 10; Member since: 17 Aug 2015)


I have remained loyal to the Note line. The Note 4 will be my last Samsung phone. If the specs for the LG G4 Pro are true, that will be my next device.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 11:47 2

34. legiloca (Posts: 1305; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


Talking about a slap in Note 5 owners' faces

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 11:50 2

35. Rager722 (Posts: 319; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


F** you Samsung with your "active" bull....

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 12:00 1

38. phonehome (Posts: 504; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


I don't care if it is 41 million mAh. It better be f-cking removable. Enough of the bullsh-t, Samsung!

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 12:21 1

40. Suo.Eno (Posts: 489; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)


Finally. An active Note. Will there be a SD808 ver as previously rumored?

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 13:17

45. Ruturaj (Posts: 1294; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


This is first rumor about active note, I guess. SD 808 was rumored for Edge+.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 13:35

47. Suo.Eno (Posts: 489; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)


Ah I see. Would be intriguing if there's one.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 12:38

41. Baracus (Posts: 223; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


After being consistently let down by Samsung this year I've come to the realisation that I should never believe any rumors that sound good because it's always the lowest end of rumours that turn out true.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 13:28

46. miket1737 (Posts: 2381; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


I been trying to find this out... I heard the Note 5 and S6 Edge + use 7000 series aluminum now as opposed to th 6013 grade in the S6 and S6 edge? Is this true and can anyone confirm? If so that is a great improvement alone

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 16:51

51. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


A lot of websites says it does, not sure it came from Samsung though.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 20:28

58. miket1737 (Posts: 2381; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


yeah i seen it too on like Pocketnow and stuff but i dont think this was mentioned at the keynote was it? you would think this is something to mention , this combination of 7000 series aluminum and gorilla glass 4= very durable, it destroyed the 6 plus in the drop test lol

posted on 21 Aug 2015, 13:19

61. miket1737 (Posts: 2381; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


So i actually found out. The s6 edge plus and note 5 actually DO infact use 7000 series aluminum lol. Actually michael fisher from Pocketnow told me live in a Q&A on Hangouts him and 2 other people were doing it live, i had asked them a question and they answered mine. Michael Fisher said that a few Samsung reprensentatives told him that while they were hands on at the keynote. Pretty awesome if you ask me and a fantastic welcome addition. Although the glass panes on the phone arent that durable for obvious reasons it being glass, the aluminum metal frame in the s6 edge plus and note 5 can take a BEATING. If you seen some few recent drop tests on YT, when the phone hits the floor with the frame, it takes it like a tank and doesnt get scratched or dinged and dented no where near as much as metals used in past phones

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 13:56 1

48. javy108 (Posts: 1004; Member since: 27 Jul 2014)


Sammy release just ONE WONDERFUL phone model, stop making a phone each 3 month or youre gonna bre broke.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 18:18

53. Diezparda (Posts: 866; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


Tsk i hate this active model, can't samsung just release Note 4 with water proof feature and extra battery? No need to release new model every months...

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 19:30

55. GeekMovement (Posts: 2155; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Should have just put the 4100 battery in the Note5.

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 20:01

56. joevsyou (Posts: 693; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


how much thicker is the active compared to the 6? that allowed them to throw in extra 1000mh

posted on 20 Aug 2015, 20:26

57. Kratos7 (Posts: 62; Member since: 15 May 2015)


There they go again...

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