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