Image of dual SIM trays confirms microSD features for some Samsung Galaxy Note 5 models (UPDATED)

Image of dual SIM trays confirms microSD features for some Samsung Galaxy Note 5 models (UPDATED)
UPDATE: Alternative sources point out that the device in the picture strongly resembles the dual-SIM variant of the Galaxy A8, due to the identical placement of the slots. Well, we guess we shouldn't get too excited over these allegedly "leaked" photos then.

We are mere hours away from the Samsung Unpacked event that is expected to include the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. For weeks now, we have been going back and forth about whether or not there will be a microSD slot available for the Galaxy Note 5. With Samsung removing the feature from the Samsung Galaxy S6, there were plenty of fears that the same thing would happen to the next iteration of Sammy's high-end phablet.

Before we continue, we do suggest that you take this with a grain of salt. Even though the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 should be made official later today, what we are going to show you is still speculation for the time being.

A leaked photo of what is alleged to be the Galaxy Note 5 shows a Hybrid dual SIM set up. The photo comes from ePrice and shows that the SIM2 tray doubles as a microSD slot. How do we know that? Because the microSD logo is stamped right on the hardware.

When earlier rumors speculated that the Galaxy Note 5 would hit the market sans expandable storage, many of you mentally crossed the phone off of your buy list. But now it would appear that expandable storage will be a feature of the dual SIM version of the new model. By the way, if you're wondering why the microSD slot is on the left side of the phone, it is because the S Pen is housed on the right side.

Stay with us all day as two of the most eagerly awaited handsets finally see the light of day!

Thanks for the tip!

source: ePrice (translated) via (translated)

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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. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

There's no reason not to accept SD cards, I mean they can even just make an internal adapter via an usb or similar, rather then using the old style access if they are worried about speed or such. And then just make it waterpoof and its good.

9. sina121

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 13, 2015

This is GALAXY A8 phonearena!

12. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

No, it's not. The question is, will it be Korea or Asia only?

15. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I agree This one has flat sides, like the A8, other A series and Note 4 I reckon the Note 5 will have rounded sides, like the S6

22. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The sims on the top of the note 5 like the edge

2. Kubook

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 09, 2015

Sound good.

3. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Photo might be a HOAX It ain't official till it's official

4. Bozzor

Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 2012

Photo is of a Note 4, not a Note 5...

6. chris999

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 13, 2015

you're wrong. Note 4 had the SIM slots under its back cover

10. Bozzor

Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 2012

I know: I actually have a Note 4. But this is an image of a Note 4 that has been through image editing. Compare all the Note 5 images so far: there is a clear curve on the edges. This is a perfect match for a Note 4. SIM trays have been added.

11. sina121

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 13, 2015


13. Bozzor

Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 2012

I stand corrected!

5. JayBEE

Posts: 179; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

Yeah, I'm not believe anything until I hear and see the real thing!


Posts: 10; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

Why not they make this phone as a default one ?? As I think having extra slot which is useful for sim as well sd card is awesome than not having dual sim or sd card support

8. sina121

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 13, 2015

this is GALAXY A8 phonearena!

17. Topspliff

Posts: 31; Member since: Sep 21, 2013

I just picked up a Samsung E7 for my Grandma, and can confirm it came with a dual use slot, you can use either another SIM card or an SD card, so there is no reason why the new Note 5 can not have this feature!

18. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

LOL, SAMSUNG didn't even listen with the Galaxy S6...there goes your ''there is no reason'' argument right there haha

19. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

This is obviously a Galaxy A8!!!...all tho Note 5 leaks show the sim tray on the top..and two u can see the metal on the sides below the slight curve

21. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Samsung has been trolling us the whole time!

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