Samsung Galaxy Note 5 tipped to be unveiled on Aug 12, launched on Aug 14 in major markets

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 tipped to be unveiled on Aug 12, launched on Aug 14 in major markets
According to unnamed sources from local carriers quoted by a new report from Taiwanese publication Digitimes, Samsung will officially introduce the upcoming Galaxy Note 5 in New York on August 12, with purchase availability to follow a couple of days later in major markets. 

The publication has a variable accuracy with reporting upcoming events or products, meaning that we should treat this info with some precaution.

According to a couple of recent reports, numerous analysts and unnamed industry insiders believe that Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 5 in August, in an attempt to beat Apple's updated iPhones to market by as much as it can. If this report turns out to be accurate, and Samsung is planning to launch the Galaxy Note 5 on August 14, the company would have about a month of breathing room before the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus hit the market in mid-September or later.

All four previous iterations in the Samsung Galaxy Note phablet series have been unveiled at the annual IFA trade show in Berlin, which usually takes place in September. Furthermore, Samsung Mobile president J.K. Shin seemed to confirm that the company will continue the pattern this year. You can see why the extra precaution is needed when digesting this August-launch info.

The report reiterates on some of the previously-rumored specifications, such as a Samsung Exynos chipset manufactured using the 14nm process, a 5.7-inch display with a resolution of 1440 by 2560 pixels, as well as wireless quick charging.

Update: A new report from Sammobile seems to confirm that the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 edge+ will be unveiled on August 12. The release date is said to come on August 21, which is the more plausible launch date given that Samsung never launched a Note handset just a couple of days after unveiling it.

source: Digitimes

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