Samsung's VP of innovation R&D talks about the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, the S Pen stylus, more

The device that is commonly referred  as one of the progenitors of the "phablet" portmanteau term, the Samsung Galaxy Note, could have been a lot different from what it turned out to be back in 2011. This was disclosed in a brief interview by the vice president of Samsung's innovation R&D department, Tae Moon Roh, who was among those responsible for the pioneer of the Galaxy Note family and its functional S Pen stylus.

In particular, the executive revealed that the development team behind the phablet spent quite a lot of time on the drawing board looking for a way to fit the stylus inside the Galaxy Note, as they investigated the possibility to either attach it magnetically, put in a dedicated silo in a case, or even add a second, more compact tooth-sized stylus. What's more, the first prototypes of the S Pen depicted a substantially-larger stylus (almost as a regular ball pen). Eventually, Samsung had to resort to a smaller-sized S Pen that rested in a silo inside the phablet.


As far as the upcoming members of the Galaxy Note line, the vice-head of Samsung's innovation department revealed just as little as we had expected. "You can take my word that when it comes out, it will suit your needs," Roh hinted. Yet, he suggested that the troubled giant is prepping a new round of innovations and features that will grace its devices.


A "dual-Edge" display perhaps? Well, given Samsung's current difficulties on the market, it comes close to mind that the company will put a lot of thought in its upcoming flagship devices for 2015, the Galaxy S6 (a.k.a Project Zero) and the Galaxy Note 5, among others. Naturally, what makes 2015 so important for Sammy is that it simply has to re-establish itself before its potential customer base if it wants to survive the onslaught of Xiaomi & Co.

Surely, the aforementioned devices won't be among the ones that won't be axed out from Samsung's portfolio in 2015. What features would you like to see in the Galaxy Note 5? Drop a line below and share your thoughts on the matter!


source: CNET

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24 Comments

1. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

So long as they keep making exciting,useful stuff,i'm in.may consider getting the note 5 end of next year.

2. Bertelgeus

Posts: 126; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

They have way too many heads and vice-heads.

6. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Because Samsung is a big company :(

18. Bertelgeus

Posts: 126; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

it's "too many", NOT "many". If you still don't understand: that means the size of the company is already taken into account. That again translates to: your "answer" is just as superfluous as you.

24. KRONeage

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 17, 2011

What more do you want? Statistics and ratios of employee to supervisors? Clue for you.... Samsung supervisor to employee runs about at the industry average. What do you expect from a family of private and publicly held companies like Samsung Group Chaebol? They are the only full end to end layered materials, mining, parts maker, equipment maker, chip foundry and design, ship builder, fashion design and fabric, plastics, gold mining, oil and gas, construction of the largest everything in the World..... That's SAMSUNG!!! .....not just home appliances, robots, telecommunications, mobiles, computers, chromebooks, and being the #1 Electronics Company in the World on top of being the #1 Smartphone makers selling twice as many phones as Apple does! So what do you expect him to say? Samsung is just a little company with too many supervisors? I mean like you're saying is reality..... when it's not even close. In fact Samsung just finished building the largest single Smartphone Factory in the World in Vietnam and now have 50,000 Vietnamese working for them. Which besides coming with huge tax writeoffs, means Samsung is now saving over half the cost of having phones made even in China. With this new factory, they will be getting twice as much profits on phones and other devices being made there! It's a huge company.... not just big.... and that's exactly why it's idiots like you spreading all your deluded FUD and Misinformation, that got it all wrong! .....and here's the truth for you on why Apple must make huge profits to survive on their business model. Which is basically greed for best returns made specifically for share holders. Apple is share holder centered. Whereas Samsung is Family business focused and they are their share holders. It's how they maintain control! Samsung is really many businesses all owned by different members of the family. Together they are a dynasty or in business terms, one of the largest corporate conglomerates in the World!

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Great!!!

4. phljcnth

Posts: 556; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I bet the next Note will be foldable and opens and shuts like a notebook. A tablet-cum-phone instead of a mere phablet would be really cool (and expensive)! This is the beginning of superphones.

10. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

You are way too optimistic. It will take 2-3 generations of fine-tuning the form factor before it can truly be ready for a blockbuster all in one device

12. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

He probably didn't watch Samsung CES 13' key note conference.This will be The NEXT BIG THING And the NOTE 5 I'll be buying.

5. daftside

Posts: 13; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

The only Samsung that never fails to impress. Keep up the great work!

8. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Very true. If it wasn't for the Note I would not be in the Samsung camp. Just because I own a Note doesn't mean that I like every Samsung product. But I do believe Samsung will make a good S6. The S5 just did not interest me.

7. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

A water-resistant Note?

23. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

I don't see that happening, unless wireless charging makes a gigantic leap over the next few months. The flaps on water resistant phones are too annoying to deal with every time you need to connect something to the USB port.

9. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Alright. For replacing my Note 3, I want a 500 GFLOPS chip- quad core 14nm 64bit CPU and something like PowerVR series 7 GPU (to play GTA V in 1080p), - 10 hour screen on time, rock solid and water resistant build, night vision camera and a battery that charges in 15 minutes. Also, an intelligent device tracking management bundled with a wrist watch accessory

16. rkoforever90

Posts: 459; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

also a dishwasher and vaccum cleaner

19. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Had you put some though into reading my comment, you would realize everything I proposed is more than reasonable for a late 2015 product

11. Ashoaib

Posts: 3297; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I want 5.95inch Samoled display in same form factor of note 4, dual hifi speakers for good stereo sound experience(I am not fond of pluging earphone in my ears). 5000mah removable battery, even if it comes at the cost of 8mm or slightly more thickness. great low light performance camera without the bump in mega pixels. 4gb or higher lpddr 4 ram with all 64bit controlers and truely 64bit soc. Low SAR level, so I dont have to think about any micro wave radiation. Solid sturdy synthetic body material like motorola and nokia used to use with steel trims on the edges(I astoundingly dislike aluminum in phones bcoz its a pretty weak material). More mouse like control of S-Pen with more advance documents, presentation, spread sheet, photo editing features

14. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

+1, sir

15. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Btw, I figure that maybe you'd, being a heavy Note user, appreciate the following info - I even do 3D modelling on my Note 3, using the Space Draw from Skalisoft. It will soon be upgraded to fully utilize S Pen and optimised for the Note series. Amazing program for the price

13. Carlitos

Posts: 671; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

I don't expect anything big next year for the Note line. Ever since the original note Samsung has constantly been impressing and shaking the mobile space. Each note raises the bar dramatically, and I honestly feel like we have to wait for the next note for those expectations to be met again.

17. qdugger

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I'd love a 6" screen, water resistance like in the S5 or an active variant.

20. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Every Galaxy Note has always been legends.

21. Bertelgeus

Posts: 126; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Legends that crash on regular basis when the Play Store v6.5.87 is installed. An app can cause the whole system crash? What a junk of a phone/OS is that? That's quite the legend.

22. maaen

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

What I would like in the Note 5 are two slots for micro SD cards...that is apart from the inbuilt memory.The reason is so O can transfer the memory card into my tablet as and when I want to... In fact I would like a micro SD serial bus in all Samsung tablets ..especially the Galaxy Note tablets.... If the big people are listening at Samsung ...I want their tablets to have removable batteries which I can charge externally..... That is the only way Samsung will maintain and also enhance the sales of it tablets.

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