Case images offer an intimate look at the Galaxy Note 5 from all angles

Case images offer an intimate look at the Galaxy Note 5 from all angles
Galaxy Note 5 reports have been aplenty of late, and this latest tidbit offers a detailed look at the phablet's design and dimensions. Case leaks in the run-up to any new device -- particularly one has high-profile as the Note 5 -- tend to be rather hit-and-miss. But given reputability of the source and the recent outpouring of plausible info on the handset, the renders of this clear Galaxy Note 5 shell seem legit. 

The Galaxy Note and Galaxy S series tend to share features, and with the latter having gotten a redesign with the S6 and S6 Edge earlier this year, it is believed that the next Note will too be treated to a more premium, metallic design. This means, as was revealed a short while ago, that the Note 5 will include a sealed (non-removable) battery, and the new case leak shared by MobileFun seemingly corroborates this notion. 

Sourced through case maker Rearth, it's quite clear that design cues will be taken from the S6, but that's not all there is to see here. For example, the tapered edges on the back along each side borrow heavily from the appearance of the Galaxy S6 Edge. This adds an air of finesse to proceedings, but there may be a trade-off as far as grip is concerned. 

After the critical acclaim that met the aesthetic of the S6 Edge, it's no surprise to see Samsung branching the design out and into the next Note. With that being said, the fundamental elements of the Note line -- removable battery being of paramount importance to many power users -- could come back to bite Samsung on the ass, since it may alienate hardcore fans into seeking alternatives.

Indeed, if the Note 5 goes for a fancy design and baked-in battery, there's less to differentiate it from the rivalling iPhone 6 Plus and its forthcoming successor. This could work in Samsung's favor, of course. But with the collective S6 effort having struggled to hit the expected heights in terms of sales, you feel that Samsung has a lot riding on the Note 5 and the purported S6 Edge Plus, and it'll be interesting to see whether these two phablets prove successful.

What's your take? Check out the case images, and be sure to give us your pre-announcement verdict on the Note 5 via the comments.

source: MobileFun via AndroidGuys

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Galaxy Note 5
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh(22h 3G talk time)



1. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Many people including myself are NOT buying the S6, S6 Edge or upcoming Note 5 due to the stolen key features of the removable battery and SD card expansion. I suggest many voice their displeasure by writing to Samsung headquarters at: 95, Samsung 2-ro, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, 446-811 You can also email then at: However, I do strongly recommend writing them via postal mail as physical letters can't be 'just deleted' and thus would get more attention. I have written myself already. The current USPS international letter rate is $1.42. Not much to spend in order to voice a great displeasure. Furthermore, would be much appreciated if this was copied and pasted to many tech blogs / forums / etc. A great thanks to anyone that does this (and of course to whom writes Samsung as well).

12. finestgq1

Posts: 35; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

For some1 like me, travels alot, an extra battery and SD slot is a must. This is the end of the NOTE series from me. I'm taking my $$$ else where.

54. tpeter

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

No removable battery , sd slot , IR blaster = no need new note

56. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

Yup looks like Im done with Samsung too just like HTC, maybe I'll get the G4 pro

14. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

I agree so disappointing on Samungs part... they just pulled what HTC did this year.... Hope this hits their deep pockets hard so they learn to listen to actual results vs other popular features on competitors device

29. TerryTerius unregistered

Like who? Xiaomi, Huawei, HTC, Sony, Oneplus, Lenovo, Oppo, Motorola Gionee, Meizu, ZTE, LeTV, Microsoft & Apple. None of them offer removable backs, or at least don't do so for their flagships. LG is alone now among major manufacturers. Who are these competitors you speak of? Micro SD cards are a different story. But... We shall see how long they last. I do hope the option remains though.

37. KRONeage

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 17, 2011

Don't ever expect to be able to reason with iDiots, who can't understand how the earth rotates around the sun and not the moon. They still think we are like riding in a bucket being swung around the moon here on earth and if they travel to far toward China, they fall off! haha..... Everyone with any intelligence and common sense also understands that without the single channel eMMC Controller to PCIe bus, you can't have access to the MicroSD Slot antiquated M$ FAT headed dumb file system! Only option really is to wire it into the MicroUSB controller chip and you might as well just use Super Mini MicroUSB MicroSD card Reader. But getting that across to these backdoor funded Tim Crook Lovers is impossible!!! .....yeah.... Apple does indeed have a budget for their version of "iEmbrace iExtend iExtinguish"! ;-P

19. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Too bad majority of the planet don't agree with and dont give a f**k about sd or removable battery. Ever heard of battery packs? Workd great, fit anywhere. I just love the outcry by a minority like some tech geeks are thinking they represent the whole planet. You can send 10.000 letters to Samsung they wont and should not give a f**k. Removing sd or removable battery has never hurt a phones sales. Usually bad marketing and other issues hurt phone sales.

24. tedkord

Posts: 17414; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Battery packs don't work as well or fit as easily as spare batteries. 0-100% in one minute, nothing dangling off your phone for an hour or two. Microsd card doesn't depend of network connection like cloud storage, which becomes useless with no signal or if you hit your data cap.

34. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Exactly, if I am going to be on the road for more than 8 hours and I am using my phone occasionally, then an 8,000-25,600 mAh reliable battery pack with reverse-engineered quick charge capabilities will work just fine. In fact, being able to charge the phone up to 10 times can actually supersede swapping out for one battery usually if you're THAT type of person whose always mobile and rarely stationary. I'll take quality hardware over novelty features any day at this point.

22. Carlitos

Posts: 673; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Dam that sucks. You'll have more luck getting over the fact that mSD cards are a thing of the past and only bring performance issues, than sending letters lol. It's not like you could buy an external memory. Works the same way. Or the cloud. Along with 32gb of base model storage. And with the big battery , Note devices bring a long with fast charging. You should be allset. So just stop b***ch** and whining

28. mrochester

Posts: 1021; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

The only way to drag luddites into the 21st century is by force.

30. BkingT22

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

well sir take your money else where because most manufactures are going sealed in battery or no SD card like Motorola... Sony and others may give u SD card but the battery is sealed in... i have used devices with built in battery and have not had issues and if you are using your phone so hard that battery is an issue remember is a PHONE not a laptop or game console try a portable battery pack... smh good luck getting a phone with a pen that's as useful or integrated into the OS as the note line as well

39. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Upto the last 12 months all phones have came with 16gb of hd and way less for usable space, sd card are now just not needed. Also Samsung need to get iPhone customers or even other oem's, most customer who get a new older Samsung phone for the 1st time will have no idea you have to even put a battery in the phone or use sd cards or why the phone may lag, all this is removed with the s6 and up, the phone keeps it new speed like iPhones even when using an vm and Samsung tw skin. I.e. Just works and that's the way Samsung will keep there customers as soon as the customer uses there new Samsung phone they will not move again after 12 months or 2 years, (they may give up the phone if they like the bigger phones and other things like that but this happens fast like in the 1st 6 months)

40. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Most people who I know who got them a s6 or s6 edge say this is the best phone they had, this includes iPhone users and who have upgraded from other phone like Samsung s5, I had one mate that had s5 and got the s6 in an contact error upgrade who had to send it back, went out and paid top£££ for it again it was that good to him, he said the s5 was crap

47. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

As far as the pen, I don't think that's selling the Note as much as you think. Most people gravitated toward the Note for screen size and multitasking. I bet you could remove the pen and it wouldn't hurt sales much. Sure it couldn't be called a "Note" anymore. For mass market, no on uses that pen. If you do, you are in the minority. My girlfriend has a Note and she specifically said if the Note 5 doesn't have a SD slot, removable battery and a 6 inch screen, she will be getting a 6 plus S. The pen doesn't even matter.

46. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Sorry bro, but this is pure sheep talk. If you don't like the fact that they took the features out, then buy a different phone.

53. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

you losted me at the "stolen"

55. tpeter

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

No removable battery , sd slot , IR blaster = no need new note

2. namesib

Posts: 97; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

I'm so disappointed... :( The Note used to lead hardware-wise in terms of power and capability and now we're left with this ridiculous sealed battery and no removable storage. Can you imagine how expensive the higher capacity versions will be? Everyone who bought an S6 let Samsung know this was okay, so thanks. /s

41. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

I think the note 5 will come with 64gb to stop the sd card crap

3. MisterQ

Posts: 61; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

Looks like no microSD! BAD SAMSUNG

4. JoeDirt

Posts: 49; Member since: Oct 19, 2013

You are the nicest troll I've ever seen.

5. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Why does a huge phone have a protruding camera?

7. namesib

Posts: 97; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

Because they're obsessed with thinness like Apple.

8. -Shadow-

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

it might be a big phone , but is not a thick phone

9. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The length/width won't affect the hump really, it has larger than average sensor and OIS in a slim body.

20. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Cause you cant just place camera optics next to each other, they go on top of each other. So doesnt matter how big the phone looks but how fat or thin it is.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31313; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hope it looks like that.

10. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

Yeah, it looks good.

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