Note 5 release date pegged for end of August: sealed battery, manually ejectable S Pen

Note 5 release date pegged for end of August: sealed battery, manually ejectable S Pen
The case maker Ringke put up for preorder on Amazon a few svelte Note 5 case renderings, based on the leaked dimensions, schematics, and whatever they could grab from internal sources, as these things usually go. What we noticed from these renders, however, is that the S Pen is flush with the surface, and there seems to be no method to pull it out the way we used to on the Note franchise, unless you push it in, and it pops up automagically. This could have been an indication that Samsung will make good on its patented auto-ejecting mechanism for the S Pen, but equally so these renders might be just wishful artwork.

Well, today anonymous sources cited by Korean media confirm that it is the latter, and the Note 5 will feature a manually ejectable S Pen, or, you will be popping it out like with all previous Notes so far. Not only that, but the sources confirmed that Note 5 will come with an embedded battery pack, sealed off by a premium chassis made of glass on the front and back, with metal side rim surrounding the phablet. 

This adds more water to the rumor mill that Note 5 will take its design cues from the S6, while in its turn the source reconfirmed the launching of an enlarged Galaxy S6 edge Plus alongside Note 5 on August 13th. This S6 edge Plus, they say, will be very similar to the Note 5 in looks and specs, but lack a stylus, and have curved display on the sides, just like its smaller namesake. Both 5.7" phablets will have a release date pegged for the end of August.

In addition, Samsung will be unveiling another smartwatch on August 13, called Gear A, claim the insiders, with a circular screen this time, so there's plenty to look forward to in the next few weeks.

source: DDaily.co.kr (translated)

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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)
Galaxy S6 edge+
  • 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(20h 3G talk time)

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30 Comments

1. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Many people including myself will NOT be buying the Note 5 due to the stolen key features of the removable battery and SD card expansion. I suggest many voice their displeasure by writing to Samsung headquarters at: 95, Samsung 2-ro, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, 446-811 You can also email then at: foundry@samsung.com However, I do strongly recommend writing them via postal mail as physical letters can't be 'just deleted' and thus would get more attention. I have written myself already. The current USPS international letter rate is $1.42. Not much to spend in order to voice a great displeasure. Furthermore, would be much appreciated if this was copied and pasted to many tech blogs / forums / etc. A great thanks to anyone that does this (and of course to whom writes Samsung as well).

16. pmsap

Posts: 105; Member since: May 26, 2015

I don't get this comments. Success is based on sales. You will have to compare them in order to know if it is a good device or not. Simple.

23. tpeter

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

No removable battery , sd slot , IR blaster = no need new note

25. Dude2

Posts: 41; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Not a problem for me. My Note 3 is running fine with three batteries to swap out and 64gb SD card. If these specs are true I will wait for Note 6 or look at LG/other manufacturer for my next purchase.

17. HASHTAG unregistered

I honestly don't think many people care about a non-removable battery as long as it's a good battery. SD card, maybe, but I don't think that's even a big deal.

18. IT-Engineer

Posts: 415; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Not true, as you know a battery with time will not hold the same charge as a new one, if you charge your phone at least once or twice a day because of games or Streaming, then after a year your battery life will decrease by at least 20%, buying a new one is the way to go if you plan on keeping your phone for three years.

20. HASHTAG unregistered

True, but most of the general public isn't aware of that. Most would simply take a charger with them wherever they go. While some may keep their phone for 3 years, some may also upgrade after their second year or even sooner.

24. Topcat488

Posts: 1409; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

A $800.00 smartphone should be worth more than the lifetime of a battery. A NEW battery (when needed) put in an Android Smartphone would make the lifetime of that phone 6-8 years good. I give my phones away, to people a little poorer than myself... STOP letting the OEM's use us as sheep who throw away money with LOCKED in battery phones... The components in a smartphone last longer then 2-3 year contracts, but batteries DIE quicker. O.o

22. tpeter

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

No removable battery , sd slot , IR blaster = no need new note

4. ShangTsung

Posts: 43; Member since: Jul 23, 2015

Who is bobbymaster

5. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Puppet.

29. KRONeage

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 17, 2011

YOU are Bobby Master Bater..... first cousin to Tim Crook his backdoor funded version of Microsoft's "iEmbrace iExtend iExtinguish"! ;-P Come out of his closet and just admit it!!! :D ....Haters Never Prosper is an old Chinese Proverb! haha......

7. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

All these teaser features without even mentioning SD card support....why? Because it doesn't have one? Many people are eager to know

10. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Another year, another gimmick! If this is true, I'll pass.

11. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Note 4 will become more popular,and if Lg release the G4 Pro that offers the Removable Battery plus memory card slot and 20 mega-pixel camera loads will leave Samsung for the Big mistakes they are making by not supporting its loyal galaxy phone users,they seem to have the iPhones in there minds,now there supplying chips for Apple

12. DellB

Posts: 55; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

The simply reason Samsung does not sell enough phones nowadays is simply because they price them too high. Geez, the level of greed in the world today is just phenomenal. But then, Apple has shown you can be greedy and make loads of cash. Cash they stockpile and use for absolutely nothing. I guess they are the model being copied today. Technology generally makes stuff better, faster and cheaper to be made but we end up paying more. Forget the marketing, release a great phone (note 5), price it at 400USD and I guarantee they'll sell more than a hundred million.

13. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Am I the only one who is looking forward to Gear A?

14. jessyi

Posts: 325; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Im turning my eyes to the LG G4 pro now.

15. lJesseCusterl

Posts: 96; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

Well, the resale value on Note 4s is gonna go way up. Definitely won't be getting any more Samsung devices since they seem insistent on going the Apple route.

26. delta

Posts: 80; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

So happy with my new lg g4, it's flawless, and 128 gb micro sd card and removable battery.

27. stopresisting

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

I have been purchasing a new NOTE every year since the Note 2. I will stay with the Note 4 until Samsung gets its sh!t together and hope the Note 6 has micro sd card slot and removable battery. Those are my must haves when it comes to cell phones.

28. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 724; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Same here. I loved my Note 2, 3, and 4. Even though I have to get a Galaxy Note 5 regardless, i'm waiting to see if the phone will be so awesome that it won't matter as much.

30. stopresisting

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

I don't think I will spring for the Note 5. The 4 is still a beast.

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