References to the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and its curved-edge sibling, devices that seem to be at the center of a lot of discussion lately, were just spotted on the official Samsung website.
The source code of a support page for the Samsung Galaxy S6
and Galaxy S6 edge
that details how the optical image stabilization mechanism could modify the position of the camera lens was found to contain reference to a couple of non-official Samsung devices.
These devices come with model numbers SM-N920 and SM-925F. The Galaxy Note 4
and the Galaxy Note Edge
bear model numbers SM-910, and SM-915 respectively, so you can see why the SM-920 is thought to be the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, while the SM-925 could be its curved-edge sibling.
Unfortunately, the code offers no information on the specs. Rumors claim that the Galaxy Note 5 will come with a 5.67-inch Super AMOLED with a resolution of 1440 by 2560 pixels (QHD), and will be powered by Samsung's in-house Exynos 7422 SoC
, one that is said to integrate a 64-bit CPU, the GPU, 4 RAM
, the internal storage (probably UFS 2.0), and Samsung's own "Shannon" LTE modem in a single package. Other sources claim that the Note 5 will come with a glass back and might lack a microSD card slot
According to a couple of recent reports, Samsung plans to release the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 edge Plus in August
instead of the traditional unveiling at IFA Berlin in September. Several analysts say that Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 5 as early as possible in an attempt to get as much shelf time as it can before Apple launches the iPhone 6S
and iPhone 6S Plus
As with all Galaxy S and Galaxy Note handsets that Samsung launched in the past years, the company has got a lot going on the Galaxy Note 5. What was previously the company's undisputed playing field is now facing an Apple domination. After the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge, two smartphones that reviewed exceptionally but did not sell in record-breaking quantities
, it will be interesting to see what the company can come up with the Galaxy Note 5 series.