Rumor: Galaxy Note 5 to come with all-in-one Exynos 7422 SoC, S6 edge Plus to use the Snapdragon 808
posted by Mihai A. / Jul 08, 2015, 5:50 AM
According the report, both the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the S6 edge Plus will come with a 5.67-inch Super AMOLED panel running a resolution of 1440 by 2560 pixels, which is the same resolution as on the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy S6 series. Allegedly, the Galaxy Note 5 will come with a flat display, while the Galaxy S6 edge Plus, true to its name, will come with dual curved edges.
Interestingly, the report argues that both upcoming Samsung phablets will feature glass backs, lending further credence to previous rumors which argued that the Galaxy Note 5 will come with a non-removable battery and will skip on the microSD card slot.
The Galaxy Note 5, allegedly referred to as "Project Noble" internally, will come with a Samsung-made Exynos 7422 chipset, a chipset that is said to be the first all-in-one SoC solution from Samsung. What this means is that all of the important internal components - the CPU, the GPU, the RAM, the internal storage, and the LTE modem - will be brought together in a single piece of silicon. At the moment, it is unknown how the new CPU will differ compared to the octa-core processor used on the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge. The report also suggests that Samsung will make exclusive use of its own "Shannon" LTE modem with the Exynos 7422.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus, allegedly referred to as "Project Zen" internally, will be a bit more toned down compared to the Galaxy Note 5. Rumored specs include the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chip (hexa-core CPU), 32GB of integrated storage space, a 16MP primary camera with optical image stabilization, a 5MP secondary shooter on the front, and a 3,000 (probably non-removable) battery.
Previous rumors suggested that the new Android 5.1-based Samsung TouchWiz version that will debut on these two phablets will solve the RAM management issues that are currently plaguing the Samsung Galaxy S6 series.
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Can't wait to see what the Note 5 will offer. The S6 plus, not so much.
posted on Jul 08, 2015, 5:59 AM 7
5.67" for the note 5 is the bad news of the day for me. I wanted it to be at least 5.89".
posted on Jul 08, 2015, 7:46 AM 2
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Man either the Note 5 will be the most awesome announcement in smartphones this year or it could end up being the most disppointing one. And from what the rumours claim it sure as heck sounds disappointing :( Breaks my heart...I was looking forward to my Note 3 upgrade
posted on Jul 08, 2015, 12:32 PM 1
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Why would samsung use a chip that is inferior to the chip in the regular S6 edge? Just slap a bigger screen and you got a "plus"!
posted on Jul 08, 2015, 6:05 AM 10
They might have hired Elop. There's no other logical explaination for it.
posted on Jul 08, 2015, 6:15 AM 13
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Haha On a serious note, the 808 is probably much cheaper their Exynos The Exynos 7422 is 14nm (less mature process, i.e. less yield) The 808 is 20nm (more mature process, i.e. higher yield) and probably the worse bins of the 810
posted on Jul 08, 2015, 7:43 AM 2
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Maybe it will be cheaper. Considering the performance of the G4, I believe 808 is a really capable chip and future-proof
posted on Jul 08, 2015, 6:17 AM 4
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Production capacity could be a reason. Price another. If the 808 is cheaper, that could (partially) compensate for the higher cost for it being a larger phone. In other words, they could price it more competitively.
posted on Jul 08, 2015, 7:45 AM 0
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Is there any reason why Z3 and Z3+ can support micro SD card but S6 and S6 Edge can't?. They are both similar in their materials of choice and non-removable back.
posted on Jul 08, 2015, 6:15 AM 1
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Its because of the UFS 2.0 controller. I dont know much about it, but the S6s needed an additional controller for supporting SD card.
posted on Jul 08, 2015, 7:13 AM 2
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I don't get the Ufs 2 what's the point micro SDs are fast enough for video and pics and to record 1080p i use SD memory and i can say it's pretty fast the internal storage without the Ufs should be fast enough for other things.
posted on Jul 08, 2015, 7:34 AM 1
Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010
Because it's even faster. I enjoy being ablebtobopen up my gallery and my images are instantly loaded. Navigating files and opening them up is just so much faster. I'd prefer speed over storage anyday but only if I'm given ample storage which most oem are now with the base 32GB.
posted on Jul 08, 2015, 7:45 AM 1
Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015
People keep saying it's related to UFS 2.0 chosen on the S6 but where is this information coming from? Android uses a linux kernel and this is simply a choice by the device manufacturer to not include the necessary hardware to support SD cards. You know that SD cards feature different standards and specs too, there are even SD cards that are UFS 3 capable which produces transfer rates near the SSD storage on the s6. It's actually really simple, Samsung chose not to support SD cards due to cost and adding complexity to their devices. I would respect that if they just said it flat out. Either way I don't really care, Touchwiz is not my cup of tea, that thing is an abomination that needs to be scoured away from otherwise great hardware.
posted on Jul 08, 2015, 11:15 PM 0
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On the plus if they go for sd808 It will mean NO ufs 2.0 No ddr4 And it will mean the phone will lag like the note 4 and older Samsung phone I.e.do not buy If it comes with the new Samsung CPU, no problems
posted on Jul 08, 2015, 6:17 AM 0
Note 4 and lag? Thats something new. Ok, there may be some minor lag but thats present on every phone. Other than defective ones, note 4 shouldn't have lag issue.
posted on Jul 08, 2015, 6:24 AM 5
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If the Note 5 comes with a 4000+ mAh non-removable battery and USB type C 3.1, I'll consider it as my next phone. If not, I'll be waiting until the Note 4 drops in price!
posted on Jul 08, 2015, 6:30 AM 6
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USB Type C is unlikely.
posted on Jul 08, 2015, 6:42 AM 0
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