More Galaxy Note 5 details appear, dual-edged version codenamed Project Zen

More Galaxy Note 5 details appear, dual-edged version codenamed Project Zen
If you have been drooling over that rumored 4K display in the Note 5, you should hold your horses, as the latest insider info claim from Samsung's labs pegs the version with a 4K panel as just an engineering prototype, being tested alongside a 2K option. Which one will Samsung ultimately choose, remains to be seen, though our money is on the "lesser" resolution, as Samsung has to first ensure enough yield for a Super AMOLED 4K panel, and, second - 4K would be pretty overkill on a phone display, though that's never stopped Samsung before.

What is intriguing in this newest string of info about the advancements around Project Noble, or the Note 5 production, is that it is being tested with an Exynos 7422 chipset. This Exynos would be combining for the first time the CPU, graphics processor, RAM, internal storage, and even a homebrew LTE modem in a single package, which likely means Samsung will utilize its unique ePoP (embedded package on package) technology. The all-in-one processing, memory and connectivity solution would eventually result in more space inside for other things, like a larger battery, for instance.

As for the Note 5 edge version with flexible display, it is said to be codenamed "Project Zen," and, surprisingly, sounds like a totally different phone. The insiders tipped that Samsung is toying with a 5.4" or 5.5" Super AMOLED screen that will be curved on both sides, like on the Galaxy S6 edge

The curved Note 5, however, would allegedly be coming with... wait for it... the same hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor that is in the G4. This is rather surprising, as one would think Samsung should be using the same Exynos 7422 which could end up in the Note 5. A 16 MP rear camera with OIS, and a an 8 MP selfie shooter are expected to round up the Note 5 edge offering, along with the inevitable S Pen stylus. What do you think, is there a chance for a dual-edge Note without the latest silicon?

source: SamMobile

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57 Comments

51. rambo6

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Please put the FM radio back in the Note 5

50. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

"Which one will Samsung ultimately choose, remains to be seen, though our money is on the "lesser" resolution, as Samsung has to first ensure enough yield for a Super AMOLED 4K panel, and, second - 4K would be pretty overkill on a phone display, though that's never stopped Samsung before." -Daniel P. (PA) Six commas and a hyphen. SIX! Hahahaha. Ever heard of periods? Semicolons? Proper punctuation? Who in the world taught you (poor) English? Who?

49. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Was impressed with the note 4 so I'll probably get the 5 this year.

48. chenski

Posts: 798; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Whatever, this just means cheaper note 4 for the phablet lovers... Not my cup of tea though

39. Landon

Posts: 1249; Member since: May 07, 2015

Please go with the 2K display, Samsung. In my opinion, there's no point in having a 4K display on a 5.7-5.9" screen. Also, please include a removable and much bigger battery, expandable storage, USB Type-C connector, and Exynos 7422 processor. If you include all of that, I'll give you my money now.

54. Jason2k13

Posts: 1489; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Do you really think Samsung will provide 4k display on their flagship phones that has 2 hour battery? I really do hope Samsung puts 4k display, i mean your paying soo much money why wouldn't you want the best technology?

55. Landon

Posts: 1249; Member since: May 07, 2015

I want the best technology but not at the cost of battery life. 2k is one hell of a picture on a 5.7" screen, in my opinion. They might push the 4k considering they push technology with the Note series to "test" the market and incorporate those things in the Galaxy S line. I say that but at the same time, the Note series typically incorporates what the Galaxy S does. It's like a never ending upgrade every 6 months which is nice. It's almost a guarantee that the camera will be the same, if not better, than the S6, as well as the same fingerprint scanner, Samsung pay, lighter TouchWiz, and the same, if not faster processor. I've had the Note 2 since it came out and it's been a great phone for me but I can't wait to upgrade to the Note 5.

37. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

If Samsung goes back to the SnapDragon, I wont be buying this model. I will just keep my Note 4 and S6 Edge. The SD808 will offer no benefit whatsoever over the 805. NONE!

42. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

Techie, does your Note 4 not stand up to the test that you need a S6 Edge also?

46. tedkord

Posts: 17532; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No, he just wants the best smartphone in both the regular and phablet sizes.

47. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Seems more like too much money + love for Samsung hehe

53. tedkord

Posts: 17532; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Love for Samsung could have been any number of phones. He literally bought the two best phones available in their respective segments.

35. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

The Edge Screen might make the phone Look Better,but it Also includes a Price Hype of the Phone,Samsungs got to Start thinking about it Prices as there Over Pricing there phones for a Lot of Consumers,the Note 4 might become more Popular as it could become Affordable if Samsung Over Value the Note 5,as the Galaxy S6 Edge is Over Priced Already

33. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

so now a larger variant of the s6 Edge...oh it comes with a stylus.. smh

45. tedkord

Posts: 17532; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

If it came with Prep H it would be perfect for you. That stylus makes it 100% more differentiated from the S6 than the iphone 6+ is from the iphone 6 (truly just a bigger version and nothing else)

29. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

That doesnt make any sense. If there will be 7422 available but couldnt be used in Note 5 edge for some unknown reason, why choose 808 over the 7420? I'll accept 7420 more than the SD. Ive said a lot though I am staying ith my Note 4 haha Samsung smartphones have come a long way with the premium designs. I can now live with this N4 for a longer period of time without being too jealous on the new flagships' designs.. ahhh im still drooling over the s6 edge haha

19. Topcat488

Posts: 1425; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

I hope the width of the Note 5 match that of the Original Note 1 at least, man o man... Instead of "looking" like a Phablet should, they're just becoming longer phones. O.o I miss my "fat" phablet, and the OG-Note had the perfect width... No skinny phablet for me. O.o

18. Tondern

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

Samsung need to make a lot of bad decisions for me to not buy the Note 5. Like a non-removeable battery below 3k mAH, a snapdragon SoC and a 5.4" small screen. All those at once, but Sammy knows better I'm sure of it!!!

17. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

808 on a Samsung flagship?

27. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Perhaps qualcom is the one that spreading the rumors.

15. samsboy unregistered

It will be pure madness if Samsung chose Snapdragon 808 for the note 5 edge. I will refuse that even if it is given to me as a gift. What will be wrong with their Exynos 7420 soc before they want to use Snapdragon 808?

21. Avishek

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 25, 2014

Yeah... I think even exynos 5430 is powerful enough than 808??

12. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1886; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I have the s6 edge now and I was really looking forward to the note 5 edge hoping they would make the edges like the note 4 edge but on both sides... The s6 edge is nice but the edges are more for aesthetics than function... The note 4 edge is more functional... Anyway... That would be a travesty if Samsung went with the 808 instead of the homegrown chip set... It sounds like the new one is going to be a beast... Let's hope things change with the note 5 edge...

11. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

seems Note 5 is exciting and probably the best phone/phablet of the 2015. why this ''project zen'' will come with 808?, why not an exynos chip?

9. lallolu

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Pa does not understand Samsung. Samsung does not throw out all its features at once. The note 4 seems to be currently on the top list of phablet lovers. I believe the noteworthy feature of Note 5 will be metal redesign and maybe they will use Sony camera or an improved in-house one.

14. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Improved? No. Inhouse to reduce costs? Might be.

41. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Well in-house hardware actually doesn't always reduce cost. Because in-house stuff is made by in-house employees, it likely can and does cost more. For example, it costs Samsung more money to make the S6 Edge, yet its only 100$ more than the regular S6 and only 50$ more than the iPhone 6.

7. Mithan

Posts: 20; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

Bad rumors, probably incorrect.

26. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Maybe Qualcom is the one that spreading the rumors (on 808)

4. TheGunnyPT

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

Err... Not interested in getting the 808 model. Seems like Note 4 is gonna stick me with till Note 6. 805 over 808 any day.. of the week/month till 820.

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