It's that time again: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 case renders could be showing us the future

It's that time again: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 case renders could be showing us the future
The rumors and leaks campaign around the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has been going strong for a while now, but what we've been missing so far were professionally made case renders. Thankfully, like last year, casemaker Verus has obliged, and the results can be seen at the bottom. Now, fair warning — while the renders sent in by Verus are supposedly based on real renders of the Note 5 that they obtained, it's nevertheless important to point out that we have no way of confirming this. In any case (heh), the company was on target with the Galaxy S6 earlier in 2015, so it is possible that they're right on the money once more.

As can be expected, the Galaxy Note 5 in the renders below is quite similar to the Galaxy S6 that we know, and that makes sense. After all, Samsung is unlikely to significantly alter its new design language, especially given how well the S6 and S6 edge were received. Where the two differ is the design of the frame — the Note 5's is slimmer on the side, and grows towards the top and bottom — and the presence of the S Pen slot. One of the microphones has also been moved to the left side of the bottom-facing speaker grill, while an infrared blaster is missing from the top frame. As for the rest — button placement, cameras, heart rate sensor and flash — all are identical to what we have with the Galaxy S6.

If we were to make an educated guess, we'd say that Verus got a hold of these leaked CAD renders, and did their thing on top of them. Still, if we assume that these are legit, then it's quite possible that this is our first look at a fully fleshed Galaxy Note 5. 

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Galaxy Note 5
  • Display 5.7 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
    Samsung TouchWiz UI



24. tpeter

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Note 5 without infrared and removable battery and micro sd slot is real failure

22. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I learned by lesson, even though Gold phones look cool; I won't even buy another unless its gold only on the trim/edge. I liek chaging my themes and less themes fit the gold model. I always have to use gold or black wallpapers as other colors don;t look good other than some shades of green or dark blue. I will certainly go back to white or maybe black. But a dual glass Note 5 in Gold finish would look extremely awesome. I wish they would use a copper color vs the Champagne color.

17. soldier1969

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

No sd card - no sale.

23. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

BYE! You want that old stuff, buy a phone with it. The top devices liek the S and Note don't need them. I rather they increase the storage and offer it at a fair price. Here's to hoping they have a 64GB model at 699 and 128GB for 799. I will certainly buy the 128, no matter how much it costs.

26. chenski

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

I'd rather they increase the storage as well, although i hope the battery is removeable. but keep in mind with no sd card extension note 5 has no chance of being phone of the year

15. VSN24

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

Wow, I can tell from these photos that that protruding is half the thickness of the phone. Will be one hell of a camera?

14. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

These cases are awesome, how would be the phone then!

7. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Why is the back curved?

12. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Better ergonomics making the phone more comfortable to hold.

6. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

These case render articles are so... pointless.

9. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

You cannot say that. They leaked the GS6 completely.

18. deleon629 unregistered

That's the very first thought that'd crossed my mind when I saw the renders. 98% chance that these are legit if the past renders are at all considered.

5. tabVision

Posts: 26; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

I will definitely buy the note 5 active with bigger battery and rugged case, hope they will announce this variant with the regular one

11. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

No, they won't. You can't have a waterproof phone with a stylus.

13. tabVision

Posts: 26; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

how they made waterproof galaxy S5 with removable battery?

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yes you can with a unibody design. But they aren't going to make an Active version of the Note. There has never been one and I don't see it now.

16. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I think normal stylus won't have mattered, as you can seal phone with stylus outside, but with self ejecting stylus, not possible. The reason they don't make waterproof variant of note is may be sealed phone has more chances of overheating. This time micro USB and headphone jack of S6 doesn't have port covers, so normal stylus won't be hard to add.


Posts: 28; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

the bottom & top bezels are too big!!!

8. Clars123

Posts: 1082; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

these are case renders...that isn't the actual phone

3. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

What future? Future of declines in sales, revenues, and profits - as it always has been in recent years?

10. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Still best android phone manufacturer. Don't be a tool.

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Samsung hasn't had declining sales on the high end. They have been fairly even every year. The loss i sales have been on the lowend. If no one make money with Android because its free. Android sales hardware. Considering Android is younger than iOS and yet has double the amount of devices in peoples hands, you should Stop Trolling For Upticks (STFU). Samsung sells nearly double the amount of devices Apple sells with 95% running Android. So yes I would say they are making plenty of money. You're just stupid.

25. TheOldOne

Posts: 196; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

you forgot to add that, if you consider the hardware, it has a share from all iOS sold devices.

27. jalebi2000

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

I just have a question for you, if no one makes money with Android, does that mean we should give more to a ripoff fruit company? BTW iPhone user who's waiting for a awesome MX5 Pro, don't care who makes money, only care what the product is.

2. DirtyDan23

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

Needs to be glossier.

1. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

A S6 with a S-Pen, cool...-__-

19. waddup121 unregistered

Show us the future

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