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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30 Comments

1. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Tough competition in smartphone industry to be the leader.. all the best to samsung...

5. AnTuTu

Posts: 1595; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Interesting. All the very best Sammy hoping you will deliver another beast in this industry.

6. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 663; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

Yup. Every leadership will come to an end - sooner or later.

25. waddup121 unregistered

Samsung got their world in their hands.

2. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

To early. Should be in september. Expect it won't come with sd card and removable battery. But seems this device is very exciting!.

19. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

But that's because it's using an all in one CPU, so no way to add an sd card as doing so removes why they put all the thing in one chip, making more room for a bigger battery but on a small phone I do nope they start the ufs had at 64gb for the note 5, to stop all the no sd card crap

23. tedkord

Posts: 17133; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You're just never going to stop. There are ways, like adding a controller to the SOC. And 64gb will not stop the no SD card "crap" (an ironic statement coming from a guy who spews crap here daily), because it's not about storage size, it's about storage portability and price.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

1) Too early 2) Samsung NEVER releases a phone two days after the announcement 3) Obviously fake report PA spewing out articles for ad traffic revenue.

9. AnTuTu

Posts: 1595; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

1. Not really 2. According to Sam Mobile it will be 21 August 3. Who knows? It may turn out to be a good move for Sammy. They are only reporting what they read or heard.

4. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 663; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

IF this article stands true, I comment the following: Hmm....Samsung falls down on its knees before Apple. Samsung certainly admits that its utmost sophisticated phone is not able to compete with Apple's market attention. In the end, it is the best move that Samsung can do at this point of time when the market pressure becomes stronger and stronger. Nevertheless, it is a sign of weakness and lower self-esteem.

7. Heisenberg

Posts: 367; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

It's not lower self esteem. It's a strategy that might either pay them or not. Apple has two advantages over other oems. 1. The OS 2. Loyal fans It's not an easy task to battle with such a company. Imagine iPhone on android or iOS been open source, this wouldn't be the scenario. Apple debuted iPhone 6 siblings with a large screen. It means they also felt the heat and if they hadn't done that at that moment, they would have lost more customers and they wouldn't have hit that record breaking sales. The market is really saturated and it's getting tougher for oems especially droid oems. So whatever the strategy you think you can use in order to stay afloat kindly use it maximally

11. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 663; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

You are right in what you say but you have to admit that such a strategy is born and implemented out of a position of weakness. Apple's move to larger screens was absolutely necessary but it was done out of a position of strength and power. Also with the iPhone 5 and 5s Apple generated increasing sales year over year. The larger screens however, gave them an unprecedented boost. The boost in sales and revenue clearly showed though that Apple should have gone to larger screens much earlier.

17. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Apple should have gone for larger screen in 5S only, the gpu and cpu, were strong enough, but they increased in 6. They also should have increased the RAM and camera mp count, and improved modem but they will do in 6S. Yes battery and screen resolution are still pending, they will upgrade them in 7. That's how to make good sales. If it's selling fine, they won't improve much in that device, but for ipad air 2 they went all way, because tablet sells are low. Same is for few other apple products. Also Samsung (or apple) will not fall in knee before anyone, because these are very big companies. Samsung not only manufactures phone but most of the electronics including iphones SOC, iwatchs SOC.

26. tedkord

Posts: 17133; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It was done from a position of 15% market share and dropping. That's not a position of strength, it's a position of catching up and following the trendsetters.

27. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 663; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

And still, every year Apple sold more and more phones and earned more and more money - despite having smaller screens than the competition. Full stop!

20. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Hm, you are up on Samsung can at any time cut Apple off from making any phones in any good number and putting them out of the phone busness over night, but they not going to do that as they make loads of cash from there phones like selling them ram and screens and other thing

21. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Just to be more clear on the above post is Samsung makes more phones than Apple, they have big time control in Asia and at this time make most of there phone in house I be thinking if you take the above you can work out what they can do at any time, making it so there is no company for Apple,to make phones with, to do this will cost Samsung big time and it's not going to happen as its not needed, Apple vs Samsung is a win for both of them

24. tedkord

Posts: 17133; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Thus you comment as a fool. A much bigger sign is Apple virtually copying the Note series, down to the half-assed "Reachability", a poor man's clone of Samsung's one handed mode. Clearly a sign of weakness and lower self esteem.

28. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 663; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

There is something rotten in the state of your brain.

29. jpd514

Posts: 57; Member since: Nov 08, 2013

The are two reason why it's hard for Samsung to compete against Apple: American Protectionism and Chinese racism Everything else is bulls**t! Samsung can innovate, adapt and do better.

8. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Hope nobody buys it. Samsung MUST be taught a message that sealing in the battery is appalling. For the contrarians and narcissists out there: is there really any disadvantage to having a removable battery?

10. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 663; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

To your last question: The only disadvantages I can see are A) less premium design because the device does not look like being made out of a single piece and B) built quality because over time, the removable part of the phone will become loose.

18. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

@phonehome More buyer looks for premium design over removeable battery. @Well-Manicured-Man B is not true. Actually you can change removable parts more easily. New battery will cost around $15-20, and you can replace by yourself. For non removable you will mostly have to go to store and pay around $60.

12. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

A) Frivolous. B) Rarely happens. If does, nothing a new $5-$10 piece of aftermarket plastic can't cure.

13. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 663; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

To your A) that depends highly on what the customer wants To your B) that depends highly on whether the flap itself or its counter part in the phone becomes loose.

14. ausnote4

Posts: 40; Member since: Nov 25, 2014

hoping for Samsung to bring a >5.9" screen otherwise this will be my first time bypassing the note 5 and hoping sony can bring their sony xperia z ultra 6.4" monster

15. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Nope. Sammobile says it will be 5.67"

30. ausnote4

Posts: 40; Member since: Nov 25, 2014

Sammy should learn from htc mistake sticking to 4.3 inch for too long. Sammy need a note 5 mega with > 6 inch screen with beast hardware. I was dissappointed with note 4 sticking to 5.7 but this time around they will lose me if they stick to 5.7 for note 5. oh well might just be me only but i doubt it as many people trust Samsung including me but if we don't get a beast 6' screen phone, we simply walk away.

16. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I have been removing and replacing batteries everyday for my more than a year and a half old Note 3. No problem with the cover so far. Removable battery system with extra batteries is a more efficient way to power up heavy usage scenario. Samsung is giving in to the mass of people, some who don't even know that there's a split-screen function and who don't use the S Pen at all, or even the infrared remote function, so that shiny slippery back is there.

22. brasstax

Posts: 539; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Sounds good. If i were in charge of running Sammy's mobile division, i would.. A. Stick to just 3 phones. All 3 will be announced simultaneously. One flagship, one midrange & one entry level. The phone in each category will come in 2 sizes, a 5 incher & a 6 incher. The internals will be the same. That way, the consumer can get a screen size of his/her liking with the same performance. So if i were in the market for a new phone & were leaning towards Samsung, my choice will be simple. B. Use stock Android. Include the multitasking (dual window) feature as an extra feature. But leave the stock experience untouched. C. Fix the price at around $550 for the flagship, $300 for the midranger & $150 for the entry level model. The price remains the same irrespective of screen size. For example, both the 5 inch flagship & the 6 inch version will be priced at $550. The lower profit can be more than compensated ecause of the savings from not having to maintain a production line for 50,000 devices as before. D. I'll ditch Qualcomm & go with the home grown SOC. But hey, all this is never gonna happen : P

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