Rumor: Galaxy Note 5 to come with all-in-one Exynos 7422 SoC, S6 edge Plus to use the Snapdragon 808

Rumor: Galaxy Note 5 to come with all-in-one Exynos 7422 SoC, S6 edge Plus to use the Snapdragon 808
A new report from reputable Samsung-centric tech blog Sammobile claims to reveal further details about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge Plus. The source quotes the usual industry sources familiar with the matter, but although Sammobile has a pretty good track record when it comes to all things Samsung, make sure to treat this info as nothing more than a rumor.

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.



1. tedkord

Posts: 17410; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Can't wait to see what the Note 5 will offer. The S6 plus, not so much.

29. unregistered

5.67" for the note 5 is the bad news of the day for me. I wanted it to be at least 5.89".

30. Nathillien unregistered

No way will it be 5.67' - bad report.

47. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

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

40. waddup121 unregistered

There ya go...

42. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

NO REMOVABLE BATTERY = FAIL NO REMOVABLE SD = FAIL I am hoping to buy a Note 5 with both since the S6 is a FAILURE.

2. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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"!

3. PinheadLarry unregistered

They might have hired Elop. There's no other logical explaination for it.

7. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015


23. gaming64 unregistered


25. vincelongman

Posts: 5723; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

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

5. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Maybe it will be cheaper. Considering the performance of the G4, I believe 808 is a really capable chip and future-proof

15. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Still not nearly as powerful as the chip that will go into the chip that will go into the Note 5

20. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

The CPU is not very important i prefer a under clocked 810 to 808 only for the gpu.

27. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

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.

45. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

To save money and they don't even have enough yields to release the Tab S2 on time. They don't need another product hogging that SOC.

4. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

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.

16. mjk2804

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

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.

21. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

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.

28. Supraman21

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.

52. Niva.

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.

6. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

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 not buy If it comes with the new Samsung CPU, no problems

8. PinheadLarry unregistered

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.

11. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Sorry to say but it's crap slow next to my s6 edge, I have both and it does lag, same goes for pocketnow after the buz videos That's what happens when you upgrade from an old 8 bit mem controler to ufs

14. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

It does occasionally stutter but not everything major. The laggiest thing might be the My Magazine.

12. tedkord

Posts: 17410; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Don't listen to him. He knows nothing. He runs from article to article spouting the same FUD.

9. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

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!

10. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

USB Type C is unlikely.

26. vincelongman

Posts: 5723; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Why? IMO its highly likely to be USB Type C

32. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

I'm being optimistic but if that's the case, I'll be holding out for a flagship device that comes with it (given the device doesn't have the 810 processor in it).

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