Thinner Note 5 said to come with Type-C port, UFS memory, and a huge battery

Thinner Note 5 said to come with Type-C port, UFS memory, and a huge battery
We are rapidly entering Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Apple iPhone 6s rumor season, and the leak machine is gradually revving up, spitting precious info to keep us wet about these upcoming fall juggernauts.

The latest on the Galaxy Note 5 infers that Samsung will be going with the trendiest USB Type-C for the handset, thus futureproofing the handset for the next year, when the current side-conscious USB connector will be gradually phased out for the side-agnostic one. The ability to plug the connector at any side, just like with Apple's Lightning port, is welcome, but it's the other virtues of the Type-C connector that deserve your attention, too, namely the throughput that will allow streaming 4K videos without a hitch, and the charging capabilities that can top up a battery in no time.

Not only that, but the Note 5 will be equipped with the fast and frugal UFS 2.0 internal storage tech for its flash memory amounts, which debuted with the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, and made those two the kings of input/output benchmark scores. As for the rest of the rumors, ex-Samsung employees have allegedly blogged that they are mostly true, save for the 4K screen part, which they said is merely at an experimental stage with Samsung for the moment. 

They said we can expect a larger, 5.9" display, seemingly with the same Quad HD Super AMOLED tech we have now, a relatively thin 7.9mm frame, which, however, will house a large, 4100mAh battery, and a new chipset, which might be an upgraded version of the screeching 7420 that is in the Galaxy S6. Sounds like the dream phablet so far, but let's wait out the summer, as the Note 5 won't be announced before the IFA expo in Berlin hits in the beginning of September.

source: Zol.com.cn via G4Games

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92 Comments

1. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Sounds promising :). 7,9mm is really thin considering that 4k mAh battery.

6. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

8.5 is very thin for a 6020mah battery. This battery will be sealed allowing them to put more in and they will remove the MicroSD slot.

13. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

no microsSd slot and non removable battery on a Note? Since I hardly use the S-Pen I would go for the Ipnone 6s Plus if that becomes reality. Would be a stupid move of Samsung to abandon that features.

16. vincelongman

Posts: 5746; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

So you get an 6S Plus with no microsSd slot and non removable battery?

23. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

And much sh*tier battery life and possibly no fast charge option. Logic of a true sheep :).

49. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

logic of an well educated adult my friend.

51. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

@vince Only if the Note5 is missing those 2 features, which makes it in my eyes better than the IP6 Plus. But If it misses those 2, then I would go with the IP.

89. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Good catch!!!!!!!!!!! If i could like your post 100,000 times, I would.

19. frodo

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 11, 2015

sd card slot's are outdated now as are removable battery's its time to move on,

44. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Outdated because some companies wanna make more money? And because its outdated companies are offering you for quite a lot of money to replace your sealed battery? And because its outdated we see each year microSD cards with more and more storage? Sandisk 200GB and recently 512GB!!! by microdia! I decide what suits me best, not a greedy company.

61. Shocky unregistered

Not really, Samsung also make sdcards so they make money that way as well. I've never needed to replace a battery in a phone, probably because I only keep them for a year and then it becomes somebody else's problem.

22. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Then go for apple with much crappier battery life than the note series. No one's going to miss you.

48. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Compromises my friend. In every part in your life you have to deal with them. You can't have everything.

27. bambamboogy02

Posts: 842; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

So you would move to a device that never offered those features? It would make sense if you would have said you were going to go to a phone that had those features, but you are going to a phone that doesn't because the new one wont have those features. SMH.

42. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

The only Android phablet I consider is the Note. Why, because I buy my phones without contract and use them longer than the usual 1 year period. After charging your device almost everyday day for half a year, you notice that you lost the full capacity. That's when a removable battery is nice feature to have. Buy one for 20-30 Dollar/Euro and replace in seconds hassle-free. A mircosd slot is definitely a plus point. But since Samsung and Touchwiz you have to deal with lags, but that is comprise I'm okay with looking at the other benefits. But If they now abandon those features, there is need to go with a lagging Note which is almost as expensive as an Iphone. So I would buy a 6s Plus with a great, fast and fluid OS. Plus: The iphone is still a status object. You can use it for 2 or 3 years and sell it for a lot more than any other Android phone. It is all about personal preferences.

46. mjk2804

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

Yawning...

53. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

well, I will agree with your point about removable battery... thats a pretty valid reason to desire a removable battery. This is the same very reason I love removable batteries. No SD card support is ok if it is coming at the advantage of blazing fast USF storage... By the way, I always wonder when people talk about lags in note 4... I owned note 4 for six months and I never faced any lags... however, there are many small stutters and hick ups which almost all phones have(more or less). Even iphones have small stutters and hick ups sometime which cannot be regarded as lags... Sammy has a big problem of loading its phone with its own plethura of apps and features... we can turn off S voice or other features the very first day of purchase. Then you will have a very fast and responsive note 4

71. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

The SD cards are fast enough and also it's cheaper if you need a lot of storage SD support Is the best option.

65. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

What "status" are you talking about? If lot's of people have the same thing, you are just one of the many. What "status" is that? I rather be an individual & not be part of the "status" of everyone...

73. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Ther is no lag with the s6 edge like there is with the note 4 this is due to the ufs and removing sd card reader

75. tedkord

Posts: 17456; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Jesus H. Criminey, will you stop spreading that FUD. It's been disproven.

79. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

It still lags and stutters, Touchwiz is an abomination that needs to be destroyed. My wife's Nexus 5 seems blazing fast and much more fluid than the S6 I played with the other day. All that talk about how they were going to improve Touchwiz and make it lighter was bs. That being said I do think the hardware on the S6 is great as well as the Note 4. I'll stick to my nexus series though, I prefer updates and fluid over the extra features and anti-features that come with Touchwiz. Best phone Samsung ever made still remains the Galaxy Nexus (which is still my daily driver.)

29. Amiet

Posts: 37; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Hahahaha mate you made my day, go back to cave you still in sleep.

58. Shocky unregistered

That doesn't make any sense. if you want an sdcard and removable battery then buy an alternative with those features, not one without. That's just stupid.

66. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

It's not dumb, they stated the only reason they went for the opposing OS was because of the Note and its features, which currently are not really mimicked to well by other OEMs. So if they loose that ability then they would go with their OS of choice.

62. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

by the way guys, we all have started to talk about removable battery and SD slot... What about new Cortex A72 cores and Mali T880 GPU? what about Sony IMX230 camera along with 6E lense, light sensor and laser auto focus? It will be great to see even more improved camera. A72 has shown very good results in testing... I hope new Exynos chip in Note 5 will accompany A72 cores instead of A57 and mali T880 MP16 GPU... A57 doesnt provide much benefit over A53 anyway if we consider power consumption over performance gain Ratio

68. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

That's what I wanted to say, still waiting for imx230 to show up in phone from last year, and A72 from this year. With A72, mali T880 ani IMX230 the phone will be a beast. No idea about benefits of A57 over A53 but A72 has beastly large single core score on geekbench.

72. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

You can not use ufs 2.0 and sd cards at the same time, also after using an s6 edge and a note 4 for some time, I go with the ufs 2.0 and no sd card 100% so fast and does not slow down

77. tedkord

Posts: 17456; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No. Just no.

83. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

wait, what? just because of sammy is abandoning sd card slot and removable batt. you will choose iphone that has lesser battery capacity, inferior front and main camera than sammy. fragile than sammy. bluetooth file sharing, computer to smartphone file transfer. and many more feature that iphone doesn't have, if you want the OS alone, why not just buy ipad or itouch,

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