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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus images, details leak

by Mark Tyson on 3 August 2015, 11:06

Tags: Samsung (005935.KS)

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Last week Samsung officially announced its Galaxy Unpacked event. It is scheduled for 13th August at 11am EDT in New York. HEXUS previously reported that Samsung was moving its next big smartphone launch forward to give it some breathing space, before Apple's expected iPhone refresh. Until this year Samsung always launched its Note phablets at IFA Berlin in September.

This weekend prolific smartphone beans spiller Evan Blass (@evleaks) appeared to spoil any surprise value Samsung might have left, by publishing renders of Samsung's main upcoming attractions and a spec list for the next Galaxy Note.

As you can see from the main photo, below, the upcoming flagship Galaxy devices don't present any surprising design choices. Both the alleged Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus follow the current Samsung premium smartphone style bible very closely, namely the 'S6 metal-and-glass theme'. However it's interesting to see them side-by-side, one with its S-Pen and the other with its curved edge screen.

Turning to the alleged specifications, Blass has only provided the specs for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 5 (AKA Project Noble), though this is probably the main attraction of the upcoming Unpacked. The specs are said to be as follows:

  • Screen: 5.66-inch, with a resolution of 2560x1440 pixels
  • SoC: Samsung Exynos 7420 SoC (4x2.1GHz + 4x1.5GHz)
  • Memory: 4GB RAM, 32GB storage, no SD expansion
  • Cameras: 16MP main camera and a 5MP selfie shooter
  • OS: Android 5.1.1

Some Note fans might be upset by the lack of SD card expansion possibilities. This will be a first for the Note and is probably due to the 'S6 metal-and-glass theme' construction. With the smartphone's construction getting in the way of SD card expansion it is also very likely that the battery will not be user swappable.

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I don't think I'll be replacing my Note 3 with a Note 5 then unless I can get a 64gb version
I don't think I'll be replacing my Note 3 with a Note 5 then unless I can get a 64gb version

Yep, my note 3 will be replaced by a note 4…
**** ME SAMSUNG! EPIC FAIL! The Note is a flagship geek choice phone due to the phablet design, pen and large screen and processing power that all lead to a diverse range of uses, now this is all void to no SD card expansion!
My Note 4 has over 150GB of memory thanks to the SD card and I'm fast approaching 100GB, such a shame…
Still no 64 bit OS for phones. Baffling….
Stuck with an S3 as I want a phone I can expand & take the battery out of.. May buy an s5 now that the price is reasonable.
I can understand that there is a market for style over function, and I have nothing against that. A smartphone is different things for different people and that is fine. And while I understand that you can't have removable batteries with this kind of design, I don't see why you can't have a microSD slot accessible from the side. It is a huge phone already. And if you are going to remove expandable storage, at least offer larger capacities. At least up to 128GB, if not doubling that and grab some headlines.

I am also looking to replace my S3 in the near future. I considered the S5, but perhaps I will make a jump to LG. No point sticking to Samsung going by the direction they seem to be pursuing.