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Samsung might announce the Galaxy Note 5 in July, wants to beat Apple iPhone 6s Plus to the chase

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Samsung might announce the Galaxy Note 5 in July, wants to beat Apple iPhone 6s Plus to the chase
It looks like Samsung could make its next killer move in the smartphone industry's chess game sooner than anyone anticipated. We're talking about the Galaxy Note 5, of course, which is expected to follow up the Galaxy S6 & s6 edge in early September, a day before Berlin's IFA trade show. Such has been the tradition up till now, but according to Korea's WhoWired, Samsung will be ready to drop the bomb much sooner - as early as the end of July. 

Reportedly, the Galaxy Note 5 had been developing faster than expected, so Sammy decided to push its announcement date forward, and gain a strategic advantage over Apple's impeding iPhone 6s & 6s Plus announcements. Indeed, this is the first year in which Samsung is challenged to apply the Galaxy S flagship's "release it ASAP" method to the Galaxy Note, as the Apple iPhone 6 Plus' strong sales have turned it into the first big-name competitor to Note devices.

What's even more interesting here is the forward-looking technology the Galaxy Note 5 is supposed to have. We've been tipped a couple of times already that Samsung Display will be ready to mass-produce Ultra-HD (2160x3840) resolution AMOLED screens in 2015, just in time for a summer Galaxy Note 5 announcement. Where display diagonal is concerned, WhoWired mentions 5.89 inches for the regular Note 5, and 5.78 inches for a Note 5 edge, which is something we have heard before and definitely makes sense for Note devices. 

By the way, at an Ultra-HD resolution, these display diagonals will result in mind-warping pixel densities of over 700 pixels per inch! That's complete and utter overkill by any standard, but these screens are perfect for watching 4K content and immersing yourself in VR experience, so pushing smartphone displays to such heights makes sense for these two scenarios in particular.

The gargantuan smartphone will be powered by a Samsung Exynos chipset, possibly the same that we have up and running in the Galaxy S6. However, we can't envision Samsung pushing the ARM Mali-T760 GPU to feed a 4K display without a serious drop in performance, as the unit already takes a hit when outputting 3D graphics to the GS6's 1440p resolution screen. Hopefully, Samsung has a better solution in the cards. 

Moreover, the Korean media says the Note 5 will be 0.31in (7.9mm) thick, which is 0.02in (0.6mm) thinner than its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 4. Surpsingly, the phablet could house an even larger 4100mAh battery (the Note 4 has a 3220mAh unit), which would be quite the achievement if it ever comes true.

So, let's resume: Galaxy Note 5 - 5.8in 2160x3840 screen - 0.31in (7.9mm) thick - 4100mAh battery - Exynos chip - out in July. Sounds too good to be true, because it probably is! But still, that's quite a bit of something to look forward to.

source: WhoWired

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posted on 18 May 2015, 06:33 9

1. vuyonc (Posts: 1062; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)

Noooooo a new Galaxy Note phablet is made over the course of a year like a properly forged and tempered sword!

posted on 18 May 2015, 10:12 12

52. waddup121 (unregistered)

The Note 5 will perpetually BEAT everything. damn!

posted on 18 May 2015, 12:52 13

67. mmmanuuu (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)

Rest in peace or rust in piece all other smartphones in the world.

posted on 18 May 2015, 13:48

71. Sauce5 (unregistered)

Seeing that Android has the highest market share, and most Android phones are cheap plastic scrap, there will be no rusting in the world, any time soon.

posted on 18 May 2015, 14:22 1

76. bambamboogy02 (Posts: 652; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)

I believe the internal guts have some sort of metal to them. So does the frame of the device, which happens to be wrapped in plastic.

posted on 18 May 2015, 21:20

97. phichart (Posts: 307; Member since: 03 May 2014)

it may be plastic but feel much better than slippery Iphone 6 or 6plus

posted on 18 May 2015, 23:07

99. DaveElliott (Posts: 140; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)

Agreed. This just sounds like they feel the need to release early as opposed to releasing the next big thing. I'd prefer to wait a little for a little better tech, but maybe 2015 looks already baked at this point so why not go early? That would be sad.

posted on 18 May 2015, 06:35 1

2. JMartin22 (Posts: 2008; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)

Due to physical limitations, they're not going to fit that kind of Ion capacity battery in the phone unless the other components that are stuffed inside the chassis are somehow smaller and/or the phone reaches a (still reasonable) threshold of at least 9mm of thickness.

The next generation of SoCs I highly doubt are ready for mass production at this time. Unless Samsung has been working on its own custom GPU for awhile, we are not going to see the Mali-880 MP6/8 before the fourth quarter. So I'm calling bogus on the UHD resolution rumors too. It's just too early and I don't think the proper technology is there for a lot of these rumors.

posted on 18 May 2015, 09:35

39. j2001m (Posts: 3004; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)

They was saying that there new CPU will have ram, CPU modem and mem all on the same chip, that may make the room that needed

posted on 20 May 2015, 07:44

110. Landon (Posts: 711; Member since: 07 May 2015)

The Oppo R7 Plus has fairly similar dimensions compared to the Note 4 (the Oppo is .02" thinner actually) and it has a 4100mAh battery in it. I think it's possible for the Note 5 to fit in a 4000+mAh battery in it without compromising thickness.

I'd love to see new battery tech in the Note 5 but it will most likely be lithium-ion.

posted on 18 May 2015, 06:37 13

3. rahul292002 (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 May 2015)

First 1080p..then 2k...now 4k..we dont know where this will end. No need of 4k in mobile with 6 inch....i think price will also be in much much higher side...happy with my NOTE 4

posted on 18 May 2015, 08:48

32. xondk (Posts: 1904; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)

Yeah, it is the whole "My phone has this and this screen that is better then your screen!" thing........and while its fine, it will make 4k tv's better and cheaper, it is rather pointless.

posted on 18 May 2015, 09:52 1

45. frederick333123 (Posts: 76; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)

4k screen or 4k camera on a phone might be a gimmick for next 1 or 2 years and if you are getting one, you might have to sacrifies on many things like less battery life,drop in frame rates,storage space,more loading times while playing games etc etc.
But at the same time its good see that companies like samsung is putting a great start for 4 k videos n screens and with the help of these devices in next two year we are gonna have a lott more 4 k content available to watch and it is also going to force other industries like battery,storage,processors etc to push beyond their limits which is reallt great.
So if your getting a 4k/higher tv n a VR set in next 2 year and you might have to look back and thank these phones for putting a start.

posted on 18 May 2015, 14:21

75. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14134; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

What? Its only going to drain the battery if you use it. Based on my usage of recording in 2K on the Note 3 and Note 4, I have yet to see any higher consumption of battery power while recording.

posted on 23 May 2015, 19:31 1

115. LetThereBeLight (Posts: 80; Member since: 20 Nov 2014)

frederick333123 Good to see there are people who can see the big picture. btw according to the review of the VR gear yes it definitely needs the UHD display...

posted on 18 May 2015, 14:24

78. bambamboogy02 (Posts: 652; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)

There is never an end. Cars use now top out at over 260 MPH (Absurd speed) When will it end you ask, NEVER! Bring it on! I am ready to burn my retinas in my eyeballs!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 18 May 2015, 06:42 7

4. BLUEBLASTER (Posts: 409; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)

The real question is will it still have a memeory card slot?

posted on 18 May 2015, 06:46 1

5. JMartin22 (Posts: 2008; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)

I can see them possibly yielding to the expandable memory rhetoric, if they want to advertise the Note as a more functional and multifaceted device, compared to the mainstream Galaxy S6. I can understand why they might exclude it if anything as well.

posted on 18 May 2015, 08:27 3

29. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

You know something at that size, why not? I mean I can see a smaller Galaxy S6 not having it, because of limited real-estate but the LARGER Note 5 should be able to handle a Micro SD Card slot.

Let's see how this all plays out.


posted on 18 May 2015, 09:37

40. j2001m (Posts: 3004; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)

if they use ufs 2.0 it will not have an sd card as it will not work and it's the only way to stop it from lagging after 2 months of use

Just to be clear ufs 2.0 does not work with sd card reader due to the bandwidth needed and how the sd card reader damage phones bandwidth, please note sd card readers do not work in the same way as a pic, where they like a use port, on your phone it be like adding it on to your ssd cable on your pic and then linking that to your pic, think of the damage that will do to your pic if you did that, same for the phone and why Apple always had the best mem bandwith on all phones before the s6

posted on 18 May 2015, 09:42 1

41. j2001m (Posts: 3004; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)

Please note pic on the above needed to say pc

posted on 18 May 2015, 12:56

68. mmmanuuu (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)

Bro you can edit your own comment.

posted on 18 May 2015, 12:51

65. catt4u (Posts: 145; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)

What's the use of a memory(card)slot these days with the larger internal and much faster memory chips and cloud storage?
And since KK a lot of apps don't work (properly or at all) from a card.

Over a year ago a got a Nexus 5.... wich has no micro sd card.
A month ago I switched to the S6 Edge with 128GB

And don't miss the micro sdhc from my Note at all :-)
I have used them in all my Samsungs; SI/SII/SIII/S4/Note1/Note2.

Memory cards are a thing of the past.
There's practicly unlimited cloud storage now at a fair price with Drive!
It's also Google's choise not to use them anymore.

Have to admit, Apple was right from the beginning ;-)

posted on 18 May 2015, 13:59 2

73. DillWeed (Posts: 149; Member since: 14 Mar 2014)

So you rather pay 300 dollars more for 128gb?

posted on 19 May 2015, 06:24

101. catt4u (Posts: 145; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)

Nope, but it's a personal choise to do so.
Ofcause you can also choose to get the basic 32GB model which has the same fast memory ;-)

posted on 18 May 2015, 14:28 1

80. bambamboogy02 (Posts: 652; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)

I disagree, I mainly use my Mem card in my GS4 for storing Pictures and Video. I have used Mem cards from the Blackberry's days for media storage. Greatest thing ever. I agree, internal memory is great, and faster, but I like having an extra copy on file, backed up already. :)

posted on 19 May 2015, 15:52 2

103. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14134; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)

Here I will tell you why. My library is about 90GB in size. I don't want to upload that to the cloud because I listen to my media in the car. I don't want to store that on the internal memory, because as it fills it slows, just like any other drive.

The cloud is not as private as me carrying my own stuff on my person.
The sdcard was a nice advantage to be able to carry what I want and be big enough so I don't have to carry multiple cards.

Even if they drop the internal microSD slot, all Android phone still support them and there are small adapters you can buy that plug into the microUSB port on your phone. I only need it when I am in the car so that works just as good for me.

If you don't need such support, than fine. But don't tell us what we could do or not do. We know what we can do, but if we don't have to we wont.

posted on 19 May 2015, 21:20

109. NFSHesham (Posts: 282; Member since: 04 Feb 2014)

Hello fool
Internet connection is not exactly available everywhere.. And if available it is not necessarily quick
Here Internet and mobile data are expensive as hell
So in order to accept internal storage only flagships should be released with a minimum of 64 Gb and mid range can go 32 Gb

posted on 23 May 2015, 19:49

118. LetThereBeLight (Posts: 80; Member since: 20 Nov 2014)

1, internal storage is more expensive and you have to buy whenever you change phone and not to mention to copy always a lot data
2, you cannot change your mind and buy more later
3, there is no internet always to connect to the cloud
4, I agree maybe samsung realized the bad card could cause problems in the system and slow so could compromise the user experience..
5, apple don't make iphones with card slot bc you could easily copy others music and there were no control over copyrighted stuff anymore by itunes and you wouldn't buy the music via them so means less income for them so they restrict your phone and you to not be able to steal music... not to defend the artists however they do with that but defend their business ... so yeah maybe they were right about that but not for us but for them and I was really appreciate others to give me the opportunity to decide and to have it i still use in my phone

posted on 18 May 2015, 06:46 1

6. Jamoga (Posts: 187; Member since: 17 Dec 2014)

how many leaks have we seen so far? how many things like this happened before? that phones planned to release earlier than expected dates; how would it stop 6s? iphone 6 plus came out, note 4 came out later. that didnt change, why now? so its highly likely, to say that it will come out as expected on its normal release date.

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