More live Samsung Galaxy Note 5 photos hint at what's to come

More live Samsung Galaxy Note 5 photos hint at what's to come
While Samsung is busy upgrading monitors with wireless charging, and perhaps working itself to the brink of insanity in preparations for the Galaxy Note 5's August launch event, lucky leaksters are stumbling upon the phablet in the wild and taking pictures of it as if they saw a unicorn! 

The latest batch of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 photos sees Sammy's hero phablet dressed up in a protective plastic case by Japanese brand Nillkin. Although the images don't reveal anything you haven't seen before, they seems as authentic as leaked photos get. The Note 5 is the finest-looking Note phablet to date, even if the Galaxy S6's metal & glass design DNA is exceedingly obvious in it. Not a bad thing at all, considering how nice the GS6's design is!

Once again, we're seeing a close-up of the S-Pen inside its silo, with no auto-eject mechanism anywhere in sight. We're also spotting what appears to be a single mono speaker next to the stylus, in addition to a regular-looking microUSB port that doesn't seem to be of the C-type. The Galaxy Note 5 certainly looks thick and big, but those knowing the Note line-up shouldn't feel puzzled by the workhorse design. After all, the Note phablets are made for heavy lifting!

We'll leave you with the set of photos now, as more Galaxy Note 5 sightings are reported in the coming days... or mere hours!


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70 Comments

1. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The Monster is coming.................

2. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Wow.. the news came from Xiaomi Today.

38. tpeter

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

No removable battery (4000) , IR blaster = no need new note

39. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 930; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

LOL you still bitching about this? Same post every Note 5 get a life.

68. tpeter

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Hush . Ok??

20. nubsauce

Posts: 9; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

DUN...DAH...DUN!

37. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Slippery monster. I like Samsung products, and enjoying my S6 Edge, but I can't stop thinking about how easily this phone will get dropped. Not just it has the same type of slippery and fingerprint magnet back as the S6, but they also did some serious curving on the sides. Don't get me wrong, i LOVE the design, but nothing will beat the Note 4 in terms of offering both a premium built as well as for practicality in its grippy soft and scratch free back.

50. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Agreed. I keep my edge in a case 99% of the time. I'm gonna Craigslist it this Friday. I'm off weekends, so I'll be able to meet up whenever. Only at a nice safe location of course. Once the s6 edge plus launches, it's value is going to plummet, so I may as well sell it now while it's got more value.

57. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It's value will plummet? I doubt it. I have the 128GB model which is harder to sell. But I am betting I get at least 650 for it. I got 650 for a 64gb iPhone, aND this is way better

62. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I got the Gold 32GB S6 Edge for $960 when released, 3 months later I sold it for $570 and paid an extra $80 to get a used 64GB Green S6 Edge. It dropped this much without any other Samsung flagships released during this period, I could only imagine how mucn more it will drop after the Note 5 and Edge+ release. DJ has a point.

59. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Maherk, are you interested in the N5? I haven't seen too much about it from you. I myself have some decision making to do. I'm hoping these phones aren't available until at least 9-8-15, when Apple unveils the 6S plus, then I can make a thorough decision.

60. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Not really bro. With all its cons(which hopefully the update that was pushed today is said to fix all the flaws including the poor ram management), I still like the S6 Edge. It's form is perfect for me. As you might know, I never passed on any Note or S model, bought everyone of them the moment they were available, but the Note 5 will undoubtedly be the 1st to be skipped. The back panel is my biggest concern, the glass back on my Edge is one of the biggest cons in my book, and to have the same material on both the Edge+ and Note 5(the curved sides makes it even worst) will be enough to repel me from ditching my S6 Edge for either of those beautiful monsters. I am still excited about the event, I ve been waiting so long for the next Gear watch, I have no doubt about it being the most complete smartwatch when announced.

63. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Understood. I prefer to carry my phones naked, but a bad drop with my iPhone 5 changed that a few years back. I bought the dreo slim case for the edge, $16 on Amazon. Super thin and grippy, crystal clear too, give it a try. I'm gonna go ahead and sell my edge, for one of the bigger ones. If it doesn't go well, I can always refund, or exchange it.

3. bradley8795

Posts: 64; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

Wow I was really hoping they would hop on the USB-C train. Oh well, I'm sure the Nexus will have it, guess I will wait until then.

8. HighOnAndroidFTW

Posts: 185; Member since: Apr 26, 2015

Really? Your basing am entire purchase off whether or not the phone has a usb type C port? Your an idiot. There are Chinese manufacturers releasing phones with them in the coming month just get that then... you sheep

12. bradley8795

Posts: 64; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

Really you want to call me an idiot for something that I want not being available on a phone I would consider purchasing? You must really be the dumbest troll I have heard in a while. Yes I want USB-C on my next phone. Period. Does that affect your next purchase? No it doesn't so move along. I am completely contempt with my S6 edge, and until something of that quality comes out with USB-C I won't be switching. But seriously dude you need to quit being such a douche!

33. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Whether the Nexus will have USB C or D or whatever, it's not going to beat Note 5 in battery, camera and display. That's a gurantee. My personal feeling is that these are much more important than USB-C which maynot give you any practical benifits in a phone. And Samsung phones anyway charge faster than anything else. You are not going to charge at 100W and fry the processor within seconds. It's not like without USB-C, you are going to lose much. What remains is data speed. Again the bottleneck is internal storage and not the communication protocol. So advantages of USB-C isn't going to be much visible for Samsung. BTW, if you are still using USB to transfer data, you're doing it wrong. I would liked to also have an USB-C, but without it I am still fine. There are so many protocols like WiFi-Direct, NFC, USB OTG, IPv6 which everyone thought will make or break a device. Nothing changed... they didn't matter much.

44. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The best part is its only Samsung that offers ufs and epop that will do anything for USB-c anyways, so if Samsung not using it then the others without the above will do crap all with it

54. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yes, number 8 was a jackass of a post. Your money your purchase.

13. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Sheep is someone who does/follows something just because everyone or one before him does or their Shepard. He is being logical, rejecting something because he wants too. And buying a nexus is as smart move as buying note.

23. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I'm with Bradely.. with no USB Type C.. pass. I think USB C will make enough of an impact, that I don't want to go 2 years waiting to adopt it late. The current micro USB is horrible, and needs to die a quick death.

45. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

As per by above post it's only Samsung that got the tech inside, and 100% it will be faster transferring data using the normal USB and ufs and epop than USB-c with normal emmc and normal CPU setup, I.e. The note 5 will be faster, no joke Just to be clear the note 4 is way slower at transferring data than the s6, I got both and the note 4 is crap slow, this is all down to ufs

61. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Am i am idiot as well for skipping the Note 5 solely for it's glass back? And if Samsung failed to fix their sluggish UI, then the next Nexus will undoubtedly be a better purchase.

15. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

You might consider the iPhone with a superior lighting connector.

46. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Nope because Samsung using ufs and epop, transfer is faster due to this and the r and w is way faster than the normal emmc, by like close to 3x, I got both note 4 and s6 and the s6 wins with easy on transferring, type c is not going to help

47. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Please note due to the speed of the r and w of ufs and the epop 7422 CPU the note 5 will transfer files faster than type c USB to emmc and a normal CPU, I.e. You get nothing for your type c USB and will transfer files at s slower speed due to the r and w I have both s6 and note 4 and the note 4 up is crap slow at the transfer of files over the s6, like 3 times slower

4. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

For pity's sake how hard is it to keep a device secure?

5. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

those camera HUMP and Physical BUTTON really bad idea. but still this is a good phone until the G4 note arrived.

6. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

Wait a minute!!!...Look at how wide the sim-tray is!!....Expandable storage anyone?

21. Epicness1o1

Posts: 305; Member since: May 30, 2013

no room to put the sim on the sides cuz its to thin :(,so its the sim tray on the top,but the note 5 is going to be a monster without the ex storage ;)

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