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Samsung Galaxy Note 5: rumours and release date

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is the upcoming, though rather elusive phablet in the iconic Note series. Can we expect Samsung to do the business yet again?

Phablets have become a big deal, ever since Samsung first introduced the world to the concept with the launch of the original Galaxy Note. Since then, they’ve gone from strength to strength.

The next version of the Korean manufacturer’s top-end phablet, Samsung Galaxy Note 5, is due to be unveiled very soon, which means it’s time to review the rumours, and see if we can construct some sort of idea of what to expect…


It seems reasonable to assume that Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will share the same design ethos as its predecessor, Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

However, what may well change is the list of materials used in the phone’s construction; Samsung Galaxy S6 makes extensive use of glass and metal in its design, and rumours point to Galaxy Note 5 going down the same route.

It’s also rumoured to be longer and wider than its predecessor, for a very good reason…


Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is said to sport a gargantuan 5.9-inch screen, which of course outsizes the 5.7-incher on Galaxy Note 4.

This would explain the speculation that it’s likely to arrive longer and wider; simply to accommodate the bumped up screen space.

In terms of resolution, we might witness something light years beyond anything on the market, as Galaxy Note 5 is said to boast a 4K Ultra HD screen, dripping with 3840×2160 pixels.

If true, that means that Galaxy Note 5’s display will feature almost as many pixels along its short edge as it predecessor has along the long edge!


If the whispers are true, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 could be in store for a serious upgrade in the camera department, although it’s not certain how big an upgrade it will be, just yet.

Some rumours have suggested that it’ll wield an 18-megapixel camera, while others have stated that the resolution will be going up to 21-megapixels. The front camera, meanwhile, is said to come in at either 5 or 6-megapixels.


When it comes to the power under the bonnet, the rumours are once again inconsistent. Some are claiming it’ll use an Exynos 7420 processor, and others stating it will use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810.

However, both of those are octa-core processors, so whichever one Samsung selects, Galaxy Note 5 will be rapid, and further enhanced by a rumoured 3GB of RAM.

Despite speculation that that it will be available with 128GB of on-board storage, Galaxy Note 5 is also said to have a microSD slot!

Release Date

Samsung Unpacked is set for 13th August, so in all likelihood that’s when we’ll see Samsung Galaxy Note 5 unveiled.

Samsung is allegedly aiming to get the Note 5 into customers’ hands before the launch of Apple’s highly anticipated iPhone 6S / iPhone 7, so expect availability towards the end of August.

If true, we don’t have long to wait, until we find out precisely how unreal Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is. Mark the date in your diary, because you can be it’s going to be noteworthy.

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