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Thinner Note 5 said to come with Type-C port, UFS memory, and a huge battery

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Thinner Note 5 said to come with Type-C port, UFS memory, and a huge battery
We are rapidly entering Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Apple iPhone 6s rumor season, and the leak machine is gradually revving up, spitting precious info to keep us wet about these upcoming fall juggernauts.

The latest on the Galaxy Note 5 infers that Samsung will be going with the trendiest USB Type-C for the handset, thus futureproofing the handset for the next year, when the current side-conscious USB connector will be gradually phased out for the side-agnostic one. The ability to plug the connector at any side, just like with Apple's Lightning port, is welcome, but it's the other virtues of the Type-C connector that deserve your attention, too, namely the throughput that will allow streaming 4K videos without a hitch, and the charging capabilities that can top up a battery in no time.

Not only that, but the Note 5 will be equipped with the fast and frugal UFS 2.0 internal storage tech for its flash memory amounts, which debuted with the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, and made those two the kings of input/output benchmark scores. As for the rest of the rumors, ex-Samsung employees have allegedly blogged that they are mostly true, save for the 4K screen part, which they said is merely at an experimental stage with Samsung for the moment. 

They said we can expect a larger, 5.9" display, seemingly with the same Quad HD Super AMOLED tech we have now, a relatively thin 7.9mm frame, which, however, will house a large, 4100mAh battery, and a new chipset, which might be an upgraded version of the screeching 7420 that is in the Galaxy S6. Sounds like the dream phablet so far, but let's wait out the summer, as the Note 5 won't be announced before the IFA expo in Berlin hits in the beginning of September.

source: Zol.com.cn via G4Games

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posted on 11 Jun 2015, 04:52 15

1. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


Sounds promising :). 7,9mm is really thin considering that 4k mAh battery.

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 05:27 3

6. UglyFrank (Posts: 1553; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


8.5 is very thin for a 6020mah battery. This battery will be sealed allowing them to put more in and they will remove the MicroSD slot.

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 05:47 6

13. tango_charlie (Posts: 232; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


no microsSd slot and non removable battery on a Note? Since I hardly use the S-Pen I would go for the Ipnone 6s Plus if that becomes reality. Would be a stupid move of Samsung to abandon that features.

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 05:55 42

16. vincelongman (Posts: 3991; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


So you get an 6S Plus with no microsSd slot and non removable battery?

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 06:17 26

23. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


And much sh*tier battery life and possibly no fast charge option. Logic of a true sheep :).

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 07:27 2

49. tango_charlie (Posts: 232; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


logic of an well educated adult my friend.

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 07:29 1

51. tango_charlie (Posts: 232; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


@vince Only if the Note5 is missing those 2 features, which makes it in my eyes better than the IP6 Plus. But If it misses those 2, then I would go with the IP.

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 20:45 2

89. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7919; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Good catch!!!!!!!!!!! If i could like your post 100,000 times, I would.

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 06:07 8

19. frodo (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Jun 2015)


sd card slot's are outdated now as are removable battery's its time to move on,

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 07:22 10

44. tango_charlie (Posts: 232; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Outdated because some companies wanna make more money? And because its outdated companies are offering you for quite a lot of money to replace your sealed battery? And because its outdated we see each year microSD cards with more and more storage? Sandisk 200GB and recently 512GB!!! by microdia! I decide what suits me best, not a greedy company.

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 08:03

61. Shocky (Posts: 2115; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Not really, Samsung also make sdcards so they make money that way as well.

I've never needed to replace a battery in a phone, probably because I only keep them for a year and then it becomes somebody else's problem.

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 06:16 8

22. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


Then go for apple with much crappier battery life than the note series. No one's going to miss you.

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 07:26 2

48. tango_charlie (Posts: 232; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Compromises my friend. In every part in your life you have to deal with them. You can't have everything.

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 06:29 2

27. bambamboogy02 (Posts: 502; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


So you would move to a device that never offered those features? It would make sense if you would have said you were going to go to a phone that had those features, but you are going to a phone that doesn't because the new one wont have those features. SMH.

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 07:16 9

42. tango_charlie (Posts: 232; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


The only Android phablet I consider is the Note. Why, because I buy my phones without contract and use them longer than the usual 1 year period. After charging your device almost everyday day for half a year, you notice that you lost the full capacity. That's when a removable battery is nice feature to have. Buy one for 20-30 Dollar/Euro and replace in seconds hassle-free. A mircosd slot is definitely a plus point. But since Samsung and Touchwiz you have to deal with lags, but that is comprise I'm okay with looking at the other benefits. But If they now abandon those features, there is need to go with a lagging Note which is almost as expensive as an Iphone. So I would buy a 6s Plus with a great, fast and fluid OS. Plus: The iphone is still a status object. You can use it for 2 or 3 years and sell it for a lot more than any other Android phone. It is all about personal preferences.

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 07:25 2

46. mjk2804 (Posts: 30; Member since: 27 Apr 2015)


Yawning...

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 07:31 2

53. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


well, I will agree with your point about removable battery... thats a pretty valid reason to desire a removable battery. This is the same very reason I love removable batteries. No SD card support is ok if it is coming at the advantage of blazing fast USF storage...

By the way, I always wonder when people talk about lags in note 4... I owned note 4 for six months and I never faced any lags... however, there are many small stutters and hick ups which almost all phones have(more or less). Even iphones have small stutters and hick ups sometime which cannot be regarded as lags...
Sammy has a big problem of loading its phone with its own plethura of apps and features... we can turn off S voice or other features the very first day of purchase. Then you will have a very fast and responsive note 4

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 08:35 4

71. hound.master (Posts: 1044; Member since: 27 Feb 2015)


The SD cards are fast enough and also it's cheaper if you need a lot of storage SD support Is the best option.

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 08:21 4

65. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4801; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


What "status" are you talking about? If lot's of people have the same thing, you are just one of the many. What "status" is that? I rather be an individual & not be part of the "status" of everyone...

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 08:57 2

73. j2001m (Posts: 2758; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Ther is no lag with the s6 edge like there is with the note 4 this is due to the ufs and removing sd card reader

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 09:18 2

75. tedkord (Posts: 9942; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Jesus H. Criminey, will you stop spreading that FUD. It's been disproven.

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 10:23 1

79. Niva. (Posts: 417; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


It still lags and stutters, Touchwiz is an abomination that needs to be destroyed. My wife's Nexus 5 seems blazing fast and much more fluid than the S6 I played with the other day. All that talk about how they were going to improve Touchwiz and make it lighter was bs.

That being said I do think the hardware on the S6 is great as well as the Note 4. I'll stick to my nexus series though, I prefer updates and fluid over the extra features and anti-features that come with Touchwiz. Best phone Samsung ever made still remains the Galaxy Nexus (which is still my daily driver.)

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 06:37 2

29. Amiet (Posts: 37; Member since: 02 Apr 2015)


Hahahaha mate you made my day, go back to cave you still in sleep.

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 07:54

58. Shocky (Posts: 2115; Member since: 16 May 2012)


That doesn't make any sense.

if you want an sdcard and removable battery then buy an alternative with those features, not one without.

That's just stupid.

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 08:22

66. elitewolverine (Posts: 5018; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


It's not dumb, they stated the only reason they went for the opposing OS was because of the Note and its features, which currently are not really mimicked to well by other OEMs. So if they loose that ability then they would go with their OS of choice.

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 08:09 2

62. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


by the way guys, we all have started to talk about removable battery and SD slot...

What about new Cortex A72 cores and Mali T880 GPU? what about Sony IMX230 camera along with 6E lense, light sensor and laser auto focus? It will be great to see even more improved camera.
A72 has shown very good results in testing... I hope new Exynos chip in Note 5 will accompany A72 cores instead of A57 and mali T880 MP16 GPU... A57 doesnt provide much benefit over A53 anyway if we consider power consumption over performance gain Ratio

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 08:28 1

68. Ruturaj (Posts: 1172; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


That's what I wanted to say, still waiting for imx230 to show up in phone from last year, and A72 from this year. With A72, mali T880 ani IMX230 the phone will be a beast. No idea about benefits of A57 over A53 but A72 has beastly large single core score on geekbench.

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 08:54

72. j2001m (Posts: 2758; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


You can not use ufs 2.0 and sd cards at the same time, also after using an s6 edge and a note 4 for some time, I go with the ufs 2.0 and no sd card 100% so fast and does not slow down

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 09:35 3

77. tedkord (Posts: 9942; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


No. Just no.

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 11:14 1

83. marcski07 (Posts: 598; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


wait, what? just because of sammy is abandoning sd card slot and removable batt. you will choose iphone

that has lesser battery capacity,
inferior front and main camera than sammy.
fragile than sammy.
bluetooth file sharing,
computer to smartphone file transfer.
and many more feature that iphone doesn't have,

if you want the OS alone,

why not just buy ipad or itouch,

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 05:29 9

7. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


I prefer big battery instead of appreciating thin phone craze... why not keep it 8.5mm and put 5000mah?

by the way, I am keeping my expectation low for a big battery bcoz big OEMs are not accustomed to put big batteries. Instead, they are making batteries smaller and smaller to show us that how effeciently they can optimize the hardware and software for maximum out put(for bragging rights only). Their attitude towards battery sucks badly. Why not put a big battery and then optimize it for 15 hours on screen time?

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 06:20

24. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


Because a 8" tablet by samsung barely has a 5k mAh battery? I think the new tab s 2 is below 5k mark. So no. The phone would have to be thick as hell to have a 5k mAh and we don't want a brick in our pockets.

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 06:50

34. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


the bricks are 8.5mm thick in your area? wow, thats insane... by the way, do you keep bricks in your pocket? thats again insane... 5k battery phones are thick as hell in your area? wow, your area is so much backward dude

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 06:57 6

37. dimas (Posts: 1823; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Gionee just released Marathon 5 with 6000mah battery at 8.5mm. Considering that it is smaller than note 4 and tablets, your big-battery-thick phone argument is invalid.

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 06:48

32. ph00ny (Posts: 1133; Member since: 26 May 2011)


That would make the somewhat heavy phone even heavier

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 07:02 1

38. dimas (Posts: 1823; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


You got baby hands or something? I had thl 5000, 5" display with 5000mah battery. I have regular asian hands and it don't felt heavy at all.

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 12:56

86. ph00ny (Posts: 1133; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I daily drive two smartphones everyday and my Note definitely feels heavier comparatively.

As for the baby hands comment, how would small hands impact how heavy something is?

btw, i have large hands

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 07:49 1

57. DONUT (Posts: 401; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


the Oppo R7 Plus is 7.75mm thin and has a 4100 mAh too

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 09:32

76. waddup121 (unregistered)


ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh lawddd

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 04:58 4

2. FoneAddict (Posts: 257; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


4100mAh Battery! NOW we are talking Sammy boy!

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 05:00 5

3. vergil9 (banned) (Posts: 517; Member since: 06 Apr 2015)


Always the king of phablets.

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 05:19 8

4. osanilevich (Posts: 282; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)


I really hope they can cram that 5.9 inch screen in something sized like previous notes. It shouldn't be getting any bigger

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 05:35 3

9. Diezparda (Posts: 824; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


Probably with bezel less device like nexus 6, and why samsung can't while some of chinese manufacturer can do?

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 05:52 1

14. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Chinese companies are really putting their best efforts to standout... big manufacturers are too much egoistic to take a chapter out from their books... no wonder why Chinese are gaining good traction... Chinese can slim the bezels down but Apple, SONY, LG, HTC or samsung cant. Ironically the most profitable company in the world is a bezel king, sigh! on their fans.
Chinese companies can put huge batteries but big names cant. Chinese are currently lacking expertise in software and hardware optimization(which they will soon) otherwise they will put all big names in the grave(samsung is an exception though)

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 05:40 3

10. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Note should be bigger, 6inch is a perfect size... for those who want smaller phone then they should go for S6 and S6 edge or LG G4 is the best for them... that era of "too big" is long gone. I remember those days when crazy/mad people used to say 5inch is too big, sigh! on those people

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 05:43

12. tango_charlie (Posts: 232; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


Buy a tablet with a gsm module capable of making phone calls if you want a bigger "phone". There is kinda no market for monster phones.

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 05:56 1

17. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


buy a 3.5inch apple iphone 4 if you want a "small phone". There is kinda no market for Ant size phones ;)

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 06:08 1

20. chaoscauser (Posts: 37; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


I think you are a big guy and tango_charlie is short and tiny..There are markets for the both phones..

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 06:30 1

28. Tizo101 (Posts: 393; Member since: 05 Jun 2015)


no market? I currently own a 7 inch tablet that I use as my phone and tablet. I know a few other people who do this and it's actually far better than using a small touch screen phone.

Asus FonePad 7 satisfied user

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 07:14 1

41. tedkord (Posts: 9942; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Is that kinda no market that drove Apple into the space.

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 06:50 1

33. ph00ny (Posts: 1133; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I had the first note (international version) nearly 3 months before the us version got released. I had a few folks ask me if it was the new ipad

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 05:21 5

5. suhas2000 (Posts: 20; Member since: 24 Jul 2008)


Stereo speakers, pretty please?!

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 05:33

8. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Samsung sucks in stereo speakers... I hope they will invest a little in this component... such a big company they are but sigh! they cannot achieve such a small thing

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 08:17 1

63. Shocky (Posts: 2115; Member since: 16 May 2012)


Not sure how they can integrate that with the home and capacitive buttons to be honest.

Hopefully they can find a solution but I doubt it.

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 05:40 6

11. tango_charlie (Posts: 232; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


I hope the faster UFS 2.0 storage don't mean good-bye for microSd slot on the Note 5, especially now that Android M fully supports microSD cards (internal storage options). A Note without removable battery and microSd slot would be just wrong.

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 05:53 1

15. singhkaran9830 (unregistered)


I was fine with no sdcard slot until android M was announced,but now I really want a sd card slot in the note 5.After a 4100mAh battery,nah! no need of removable battery as Sammy is probably keeping the 2K screen in the Note 5.

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 06:22

25. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


It's a dated tech that slows down your phone. Time to move on, bro.

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 06:51 3

35. harvardale (Posts: 46; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)


I understand what you are saying, but in the age of 1080p video and 18mp pictures 32gb and 64gb phones with no expansion options is just not good enough. If they aren't going to have expandable storage the phones need to be 128gb.

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 07:10

40. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


Why not move those pictures to your PC or a cloud service?

posted on 11 Jun 2015, 07:22 5

45. tedkord (Posts: 9942; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Because you may want to see the or show them on your phone. No dice if they're on your PC. In the cloud you run up against poor/no signal or data caps. Let us have the option.

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