That 4100 mAh Note5 battery? It may be in a Note5 Active, coming in November

That 4100 mAh Note5 battery? It may be in a Note5 Active, coming in November
There were persistent rumors from several sources that the Note5 will have a huge, 4100 mAh battery pack, which should have made for some spectacular longevity, given how optimized Samsung's display and chipset power consumption are. Sadly, the speculation turned out too good to be true, and the Note5 arrived with a 3000 mAh battery pack "only". Granted, the phablet still managed to provide impressive endurance results in our battery benchmark test, and yet those would be even better with a 4100 mAh unit.

Fortunately, the rumor might have been partially true. We just received tips that there will be a Galaxy Note5 Active model released in November on AT&T, and it will sport a 4100 mAh juicer, with all else staying true to the regular Note5. Our tipster points out that the durable phablet will have IP68 waterproofing certification, and arrive in week 46, which falls in the week of Monday, November 8th, just in time for your holiday shopping schedule. 

The reason that we are relaying this arguably unconfirmed by a second source tip, is that Samsung did absolutely the same thing with the Galaxy S6 Active, releasing it with a much larger battery than the regular version, resulting in a stellar achievement on our battery life test of the device. This bodes well for the eventual Note5 Active's battery endurance, and yet, if the S6 Active is any indication, the phablet version won't sport the same premium glass design, but rather focus on drop test durability, a waterproof chassis, and longevity. We don't mind, as Samsung managed to stuff a large battery in a relatively slim chassis with the S6 Active, so hopefully the same will go for the claimed Note5 Active come this fall.

Thanks for the tip!

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Galaxy Note 5
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh(22h 3G talk time)

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60 Comments

1. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

This strategy is ridiculous, I am going to buy note 5, and in November I will be pissed if active version is out, if I wait and active version is not out I still will be pissed.

3. TyrionLannister unregistered

The active won't look nearly as sexy and won't have a fingerprint scanner. Plus, a newer phone won't make your phone perform worse suddenly.

16. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Yes but I would prefer active, as I drop my phone often and would like waterproof model. Samsung should at least announce all phones together.

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Then I guess you better wait.

37. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Already pre ordered note 5 and don't want to cancel it now.

19. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Also about being sexy, you will never use phone like that without case right, and I think S6 active version is much better that putting normal S6 in thick case. Same would be case for note, I don't think I would use note (pre ordered it, haven't received it yet) without the case.

23. TyrionLannister unregistered

I use my S6 with tempered glass on both sides. It fell 1 time and no dents or scratches. Also if it falls hard, the glass will protect the screen and break itself. I'll buy another tempered glass then. I'll never put a phone in an ugly plastic case. That defeats the whole point of build quality and feel in the hand.

27. saffant

Posts: 274; Member since: Jul 04, 2011

What about the sides?

32. TyrionLannister unregistered

The sides are really tough due to the 7000 series aluminum. Didn't you see the side drop tests.

36. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I prefer gripper phone, I have faux leather back same as note 3 on my S4, with previous slippery back I dropped it many times.

64. DennisBlaine

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 05, 2015

NO it won't make it worse. But if you settle for less then discover what you really want is coming soon, you get it don't you? DISAPPOINTED!

4. Jason2k13

Posts: 1436; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Then stick to the note 5? or just wait a little bit longer? or buy both? or just get out more and socialize with people, rather than worrying about a phone not coming out when you want it to be.

17. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I get out more that's why I want a active version but I also want bigger screen (that's why I haven't bought S6 active).

9. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

F samsung !!!! The Note5 SHOULD have LAUNCHED with both a removable battery and SD, and not made of fragile glass. I waited months for the S6 active to fix these issues. The lack of a fingerprint scanner was ridiculous. Samsung FAILED again. LG G4 PRO here I come !!!!

24. TyrionLannister unregistered

S6 active doesn't have a microSd or removable battery, and neither will note 5 active have them.

42. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

NO $hit, Captain Obvious. We ALL KNEW that Samsung has abandoned both removable batteries and SD for the Note/Galaxy and that is why they are a FAILURE.

54. xdza1979

Posts: 296; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

If you knew that then its time for you to shut up and stop spamming Samsung articles with the same annoying message, Captin Troll!

33. M.O.A.B

Posts: 315; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

i hope lg g4 pro wont have both so you may commit suicide and let us have rest of your endless whining and moaning about sd cards and removable battery !!

43. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

If so, I would take clueless idiots like YOU with me.

50. darkkjedii

Posts: 30513; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lmao!!!

52. Trex95

Posts: 2314; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Lol. I think all upcoming Android phones including mid range no more removable battrey and no more SD slot.

49. darkkjedii

Posts: 30513; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Good riddance.

31. GOAT78

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 17, 2015

yeah but if you wait until November, the regular Note 5 will be cheaper. I'm not sure why folks are rushing to buy the Note 5 right after release. Samsung is pushing the S6 Edge+ more than the Note 5. If the Note 5 flops, they will drop the price. Who wants to pay $800+ for the Note 5.

2. jmill75

Posts: 120; Member since: Jul 22, 2009

The S6 Active is one of the best under rated phones of the year. I do not need a note version on the active but this could be one heck of a device for those who want the note in a durable form factor.

5. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I am not sure there is a market for this because I can't see a profession where the GS6 active isn't enough and you need a stylus and waterproofing together. Structural engineer maybe but that's just one profession. Lol Oh well, whatever works for you Samsung.

20. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

For those who do outdoor sports or go out on weekends but work professional on workdays and/or want a big screen.

6. Landon

Posts: 1219; Member since: May 07, 2015

Why play with my emotions, Samsung? I'll still be ordering my Note 5 today but c'mon man!

7. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2251; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Getting tired of the only one getting the active is AT&T.why can't the other three get it?.:(

8. lallolu

Posts: 726; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

The active versions are usually ugly IMO.

10. mike2959

Posts: 687; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

I hope they make 10 variants of every flagship, every year. Couple reason's, 1. I like reading about how you 17 year old trolls know how to operate a billion dollar company better than they do. 2. Consumers have choices.

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