More sources confirm that the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ will be announced on August 12

A fan-made render of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5

A fan-made render of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5


A few hours ago, we told you that unnamed sources from Taiwan-based carriers claim that Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 5 on August 12, and now another report from Samsung-centric tech blog Sammobile seems to confirm the unveiling date. 

According to Sammobile, Samsung will unveil both the Galaxy Note 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ on August 12. When it comes to the actual release date, however, Sammobile contradicts the previous report from Digitimes. While the latter claims that the Galaxy Note 5 will be launched on August 14 in major markets, Sammobile's sources point out towards an August 21 release date for the Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 edge+.

At this point, it must be noted that, if we're to assume that the two handsets will be unveiled on August 12, August 21 is the more plausible launch date of the two. Samsung never brought its flagships to the market as early as in a couple of days since the official unveiling. 

As far as the Galaxy Note 5 is concerned, sources quoted by the report claim that the phablet will come with slim screen bezels (just like on the recently-unveiled Galaxy A8), 4GB of RAM, a metal frame and a glass back. The report also claims to confirm the fact that the Note 5 will not come with a microSD card slot. As per the results of one of our recent polls, many of our readers will be disappointed if this turns out to be accurate.

According to the same report, the Galaxy S6 edge Plus will be brought to market as the Galaxy S6 edge+, and the branding matches that of a recently-leaked case for the handset. Interestingly, although it was often suggested in the past that the handset will come with the hexa-core Snapdragon 808 chipset, Sammobile now claims that the S6 edge+ will actually make use of the Exynos 7420, the same octa-core chip that powers the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge.

source: Sammobile

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18 Comments

1. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

If this thing really sells, you can expect Apple to include a stylus with the 7 Plus. ....yes, I heard Steve Jobs' remark on such during the first iPhone keynote in 2007

11. waddup121 unregistered

That recent...

14. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

If this is true then samsung has really avoided the leaks of the Note 5 in a very good way.

2. Firestorm

Posts: 44; Member since: Jun 27, 2015

Waiting 4 da beast...

3. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

they know that many note 4 owners will shift to apple or nexus after they treated the phone in terms of updates (for ppl who dont have note 4 the company treated it in terms of updates like a mid range smartphonenot like a flagship) and they wonder why there sales decrease lol.

5. wando77

Posts: 1166; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

How many people do you really think base there purchase on the updates it will receive? GET A GRIP

9. tedkord

Posts: 17132; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Silly comment. They treated it as no such thing. They ran into problems with the update sure to the VR drivers, and had to wait on Occulus. Regardless, even if it had no updates (my Note 4 has had two updates since I got it last November), it would still be the best, most powerful, most flexible and most functional smartphone with a screen 5.5 inches and above.

17. dmakun

Posts: 382; Member since: Jun 06, 2011

I have to disagree with you on this one pal. My note 4 Exynos (SM - N910H) which I bought since October last year only got the 5.0.1 update last week and I know quite a number of people who haven't gotten the lollipop update for their note 4. So I do agree with the abysmal treatment Samsung has put its loyal costumers through with regards updates this time around. October - July for a supposed flagship device is very poor by any standard.

4. Ramii_m3

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 25, 2015

S6 edge plus with exynos 7422 thats what i wanna hear , not the crappy SP 808

8. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

It's 7420.

6. TheNeighbor

Posts: 369; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Disappointment every time were reminded the Note 5 will come in with no removable battery system and no memory expansion. It renders the really serious users forum getting something that's a steel back in features.

7. finestgq1

Posts: 35; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

For some1 like me, travels alot. A removable battery + MicroSD slot is a MUST. I couldn't careless whether is metal front/back or glass. Looks like I'm either staying with my Note 4 or getting something else other than note 5.

10. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Ufs is all about speed, if you need sd card, Samsung got you covered on sd card and size of your phone screen I.e. Buy the A8 or note 4, as its not going to get nay faster or any better without them using ufs I.e. If they added sd card support then the note 5 will be not as fast as the s6

12. TheNeighbor

Posts: 369; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Ew, yeah for the hipters who don't even know or use the Note's main power functions features like Wacom digitizer active pen, infrared remote, or split screen. These are the reasons why we got Galaxy Notes in the first place, not being 1mm thinner, glass back, no memory expansion, and there poor consolation of fast charging that gets the fixed battery wasted faster. We don't like carrying power banks. We'd like the option for expandable battery like Zerolemon's 10000mAh battery or the option to switch to an extra battery. Samsung should expect a slump in their Galaxy Note sales this year.

15. finestgq1

Posts: 35; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Ahmen to that! People like us power user def. stay either with note 4 or taking our $$$ else where.

16. Topcat488

Posts: 1411; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

WE all know that the UFS is faster but the "option" for people should be left up to them... There are SDcards that makes the memory act as internal storage, the buyer of a 32GB have NO choice now w/UFS... More important is the ability to REPLACE a dying or totally dead battery... Even if YOU never need to recharge your battery away from home... The Battery in a $800.00 smartphone is likely the first thing to go broke. I don't know about you, but giving my older phones away pleases me. Here you go cousin Glenn, just put a NEW battery in this Note 4, cause i'm buying the Note 6 today, for example. With iPhone 6 I can give it away, but soon that unreplaceable battery is gonna die shortly after I buy the iPhone 7S.

13. JayBEE

Posts: 176; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

I have generally been of the mind that I would look elsewhere if the Note 5 or this so-called S6 Edge+ did not have a SD card slot, but I may reconsider if they have a model which includes 128Gb internal storage. I will still compare it against what else is out there, excluding anything Apple, before going in.

18. robertkoa

Posts: 88; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

I can see how many will miss the lack of SD Card but you can use Micro USB or Thumb Drive with USB OTG. Online Storage is not as convenient or easy as having backup/ additional storage on the phone in a removable format. Pop out SD Card Pop in a blank SD Card and double back up important photos and files on two different Cards. I don't understand the Edge Plus- IF Samsung makes a "PLUS" it should be an S6 and S6 Edge Plus with Same 5.1 " screen but 8 millimeters thick with 3500 Mah Battery- glass and metal same design but thicker. OR a Note 5 Compact with 5.1" or less screen but again 8 millimeters thick with big battery 3500 Mah. They have big battery in the Active now let's see it in a metal phone ....

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