New alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 5 renders and cases show up

New alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 5 renders and cases show up
Samsung is almost certainly going to release a new Galaxy Note later this year, possibly in September. Expected to be called Galaxy Note 5 (a different name wouldn't make much sense), the new handset could be larger than the Note 4: if rumors are correct, the Note 5 will sport a 5.9-inch Quad HD display, which is 0.2 inches larger than the screen of the Note 4.

Recently, we saw several images that allegedly showed protective cases for the Note 5, allowing us to imagine what the upcoming handset might look like. Now, a new set of images has popped up on Twitter, also showing cases, but this time we're talking about transparent ones. Two of the new images even contain what might be not-so-detailed renders of the Galaxy Note 5 itself, though for now we can't verify their authenticity.

The transparent Note 5 cases have large holes on the back - presumably for the rear camera, the LED flash, and the heart rate sensor. There are also four holes at the bottom of the cases, likely for the S Pen stylus, a speaker, a charging port, and a 3.5mm headset jack. Just like the Note 4, the Galaxy Note 5 seems to have its power button on the right side, and volume keys on the left side.

The Note 5 could be 7.9 mm thin - that's thinner than the Galaxy Note 4 (8.5 mm), but thicker than the Galaxy S6 (6.8 mm).

The device seen in the second image embedded below is reportedly just a placeholder, so we shouldn't assume it's the Galaxy Note 5.

source: @OnLeaks (Twitter)

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Galaxy Note 5
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh(22h 3G talk time)



1. Derekjeter

Posts: 1528; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Slow news day......?

7. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Saturday sundays are like this only, I don't have much to do and I keep checking all the time and find nothing new.

16. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

WHAT IS THE WIDTH FROM SIDE TO SIDE ???? Why do idiots and phone manufacturers always talk about how thin/deep the phones are? THEY ARE ALL ALREADY THIN ENOUGH. Samsung and LG need to get the width and bezels in check. The Note and the LG G4 is too damn wide. 70mm is the sweet spot.

20. ikenvape

Posts: 309; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lg? Are you kidding?

23. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

So iPhone 6 plus has 3.06 inch(77.8mm) width, note 4 has 3.09 inch(78.6mmm) width considering that one is 5.5 inch and the other is 5.7 inch display. LG G4 with 5.5 inch display (same like 6 plus) has 2.9 inch(76.1mm) width. don't become a blind fanboy.

2. alaw.14

Posts: 426; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

The boss note 5 is almost here!!!

29. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

I can't wait!!!! I'm so ready to buy now.

3. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The render looks like a unibody (as expected). Say goodbye to the MicroSD slot and hopefully hello to 64GB base storage.

5. FluffyBled unregistered

I think the 64GB base storage is still a year or 2 from happening ... but still ... 32 gigs is enough for me at least!

6. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Might not be case for note, Samsung always like to go little further with note series and do something extra (and future proof) compared to S series.

15. aegislash

Posts: 1517; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

This is something I myself have noticed. Sometimes it feels like Samsung has pushed the Galaxy S flapships to second place, and have a much bigger focus on the Note series. Which isn't a problem to me, considering I have a bigger interest in Note than Galaxy S.

30. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

To be honest 32gb is more than enough for me. My first iPhone was a 64 GB variant and I regretted so much. I didn't even use more than 15 GB of it.

34. deleon629

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

Its a year or two for customers OUTSIDE OF South Korea ;) 64GB is not only a standard base, but it's also avail for the previous model (910K) in addition to the rediculous CAT-9 speed S-LTE.

17. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014


4. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

It'll just be a large s6 design with Note software (S pen).

9. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Nah samsung has always used improved SOC on note series than S series (except for S III and note 2). I guess new SOC will be on 14 nm LPP than 14 nm LPE, will be ePoP. Highest you can hope for is new cores (A72/mongoose) and GPU(T860/T880), which seems unlikely. But samsung came up with first 20nm, 14nm and with A57/A53 SOC, so, we might get surprised again.

8. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Who care?

10. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

A lot of people.

12. willard12 unregistered

The people who clicked on the article and commented.

19. tedkord

Posts: 17414; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

People who know that the Note series is the premier big smartphone.

11. talon95

Posts: 1000; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

I would hope after the S6 didn't do quite as well as hoped that they know they can't compromise and drop features. Either it needs massive battery (4k+) and storage (64G+) or it has to be swapable. Just too bad it doesn't look to have USB-C.

14. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Yes, Lack of USB-C will be a big disappointment too.

26. Matthew5633

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 05, 2015

they are making a usb-c for the phone I believe it has been confirmed

13. jmsantos015

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 05, 2015

it looks like its not a removable back cover just like the s6 then i have to settle with my note 4 this year

18. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Samdung thinks they can still win customers with the lack of expandable storage ''If you're not Apple, don't try to become Apple''

25. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

If dropping the expandable storage was Samsung's attempt to became like Apple, Samsung phones would have bent as well. Trolling aside, Samsung went for UFS 2.0 which is 28x times faster than micro SD, that's why they thought to keep the experience best it would be better to skip micro SD slot or it's just not compatible with UFS 2.0, but I think mostly first is true.

31. Krjal

Posts: 431; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

There's no evidence to show sd cards are incompatible with internal storage in any way so the UX priority is the best bet. In fact, support of usb on-the-go storage disproved that theory entirely. It would be very poor design to create a memory controller that prevented use of other memory controllers in a device. I'm happy Samsung is focusing more on a smooth user experience than bloatware features but it's sad they're taking options from their customers at the same time.

21. jessyi

Posts: 327; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

LG has it beaten with the LG G pro 3 already..

33. matistight

Posts: 997; Member since: May 13, 2009

You've obviously never seen the difference between AMOLED and LCD

22. JetMK

Posts: 97; Member since: Jan 31, 2015

As much as I love the premium feel of my 6 Edge, I was hoping Note 5 would come with a unibody metal design, and not just an exact extended copy of the S6 :( Well... here's to my continuous hope...

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