Samsung Galaxy Note 5 "might" include 4K display; no S Pen for curved model named 'Project Zero 2'

Samsung Galaxy Note 5
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 rumor mill has been abuzz this week, with suggestions that the forthcoming phablet may attempt to beat Apple's next iPhone to the draw and release ahead of its usual slot. This notion was quickly put to bed by Samsung Mobile president J.K. Shin, who has today confirmed that the device will not be hitting the scene any sooner than it ordinarily does. Still, this isn't going to throw the ravenous tech community off the scent of the Galaxy S6 line's more sizable cousin, and the folks at SamMobile have scooped some exclusive details pertaining to the device.

According to the report, the Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920) is being referred to internally as Project Noble, and "might" include a 2K or a 4K Super AMOLED flat display. There's an ongoing argument that a 4K resolution on a phablet-sized canvas goes beyond what many would deem overkill, but since the device will be going head-on with the successor to the iPhone 6 Plus, every decision Samsung makes will be critical. 

The Galaxy Note 5 will ship with its trademark S Pen, and sport improved Exynos 7422 octa-core processor, but the real story relates to the secondary device featuring a curved display. 

Last year's Galaxy Note 4 was chaperoned to market by the Galaxy Note edge, and there have been rumors that a dual-edge variant of the Note 5 will also be arriving in 2015. Initially referred to as 'Project Zen', SamMobile has word that it's now operating under the changed 'Project Zero 2' pseudonym, and has also divulged some intriguing feature-related tidbits.

The edgier Samsung phablet, which will carry the model number SM-G928, will supposedly include a dual-edge curved Super AMOLED display at around the 5.4-inch or 5.5-inch mark. Beneath the surface, the Project Zero 2 device could also pack a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 SoC, 32GB of on-board storage, a 16-megapixel, OIS-packing main camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter. 

Interestingly, the report also suggests that the Project Zero 2 phablet will not include an S Pen, which, if true, would be a rather surprising move. The hallmark of the Note series, Samsung has continually lauded its stylus as being integral to the rich experience of using a smartphone with such a large display. But since the model number and codename of Project Zen 2 seem to conform to the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge line of products, it's plausible that the eventual product won't even carry the 'Note' moniker, and that Samsung instead has an alternate plan for this device that doesn't subscribe to the Note way of life.

Accessory-wise, the report indicates that there'll be a Clear View case for both of these handsets, along with a Keyboard Cover, which may or may not resemble the detachable keyboards that grace the accessory market for tablets. 

Whatever the case, expect to see both of these devices announced at the IFA trade show in Berlin, which kicks off in early September. 

source: SamMobile

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81 Comments

1. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Why would they downgrade with 808? Still a bad rumor tho

3. pavsidhu

Posts: 214; Member since: May 20, 2014

Yeah clearly that isn't going to happen, Samsung is bound to use an Exynos processor

42. Sauce5 unregistered

Patience, the 5th beast will come soon enough and we shall all see for ourselves

25. CAMBODIANPATRIOT

Posts: 226; Member since: May 10, 2015

sometimes truth can hurt you. ;)

27. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Another time-traveler

44. Sauce5 unregistered

Another ordinary troll.

53. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Hey applesauce :D

57. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

If it does, we can just ignore it, like you do every day

28. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Sammy has to crawl back to its cave due to the numerous flops since years. S4 sold less than S3, S5 sold less than S4, Note4 sold less than Note3. And as it looks so far, S6 will sell less than S5.

29. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Same shi* different account

30. drunkenjay

Posts: 1671; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

dont know why you care so much. Its a phone not your dad.

32. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

He only looks phone by its sales, I bet Justin Bieber is his favorite singer too

41. tech-lover

Posts: 108; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Don't feed trolls, they need some attention. Ignor these kids.

46. Sauce5 unregistered

Ordinary is the next big thing...troll* on this website now lol C what eye deed tharrr?

52. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

They see me rolling, they hating

55. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Nah his favorite is One Direction.

49. TerryTerius unregistered

Considering that Samsung hasn't relesed ANY sales figures for the S6, and the CEO himself explicitly stated the S6 has not sold less than the S5 thus far... What are you talking about? There are no numerical signs pointing towards how well the S6 is selling in any way shape or form so there is no "as it looks so far." For the record, the s4 outsold the s3. But the s5 didn't outsell the s4. They were however hoping the s4 would sell better than it ultimately did. Which is not nearly the same as it failing to outperform its predecessor. At least get your history correct.

67. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

S4 sold less than S3 period. And don't expect much from the initial numbers of S6: S5 outsold S4 by a good margin for two month, then it was over. The same fate awaits S6.

72. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

S4 sold 80m units S3 sold 60m units Hater please go back to your cave.

78. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Source?

79. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

81. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

According to that same list, Samsung sld at least double the amount of phones every year vs Apple...lol Bobby you are a buster because you are stupid. Also the Galaxy S5? Samsung expected to sell close to 100M of them. They ended up selling roughly 70M. The S5 still outsold the S4, it just did it slower. The S5 sold 40M in just 5 months and then the sales slowed. Slowed is not equal to stop.

82. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

They did release one. They had preorder sells of the S6 models at 20M. Considering those preorders were for only 20 countries. Global sales take longer to gain steam because a global release requires so many devices. Samsung IMO can only make probably make 5M devices in a month. The S6 Edge is likely much slower, because it si a more premium process to achieve. Globally, Samsung has over 300 carriers to feed vs Appel who has maybe 200. A phone that has been in production 3 months, isnt going to sell that many worldwide in just 2 weeks of being available globally. This shows how stupid people are.

80. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

WRONG. Teh Galaxy S3 sold over 50M in one year. The S4 sold more and it also sold 10M faster than the S3. Teh S5 sold as much as the S4, and it reach 40M sold quicker, the sales slowed after that. Hwoever the S5 si still selling and has sold more than 50M. The S6 is goign to sell over 50M as well. The Note 4 sold less than the Note 3? PROOF?! The Note 3 is over a year old now. The Note 4 hasnt been on sale for a year yet Hmmm. Show us sources or you are nothing more than a TROLLING fool. Samsung stated the S5 sold less than expected, that is not equal to selling less than the previous model.

85. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

"S4 sold less than S3" LOL. Samsung released a video on the Galaxy S Series and when it came to the S4 they said "The Best Selling Galaxy S yet". I am sure S4 outsold S3 and Note 4 does well and I am not sure whether it sold better than the Note 3 or Not but its the Best Phablet on the market.

65. waddup121 unregistered

2 PROJECT ZEROES IN 1 YEAR!? OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

69. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Whoever said something about the possibility of 4k is joking or stupid

2. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

if they eventually put a 4K display on the Note 5, that phone better run on a 6000mAh battery if they dont want it to suck monkey balls

11. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Now why does that sound familiar? Oh, that's right, because the same thing was said just before HD, FHD and QHD phones were released.

14. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Yep I dont think they would go with UHD if battery sucks, they will probably keep QHD for now

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