After launching a dull Galaxy S5, renowned smartphone maker Samsung stepped back into the global arena with its powerful and classiest Galaxy S6. The 2015 flagship from the company was a complete masterpiece in the high-end segment. It came at a decent price tag, and proved a whole lot better than overrated iPhone 6 and HTC M9. But, the story doesn’t ends here. In the last quarter of every year, Samsung’s flagship is followed by a power-packed Note phablet. Last year, it was Note 4 for us, and this year, it’s likely to be Note 5.
Samsung hasn’t highlighted anything about the launch or even the existence of a new Note smartphone. The company has made all possible efforts to stay quiet about its next product launch. But since the premium Note series has been such a massive success, the possibility of not launching Galaxy Note 5 is quiet less. There has also been a buzz about upgraded design language and additional features, but before anything gets officially confirmed, let’s take a look on the curated round-up of what might be coming with the next masterpiece from Samsung.
The design language of Galaxy Note 5 is likely to be better than its predecessor. Just like Galaxy S6, the bigger phablet is also expected to feature a metal and glass finish. Few weeks before, Phone Arena published some renders revealing the look of Note 5 created by taking Galaxy S6 as inspiration. These renders showed how Note 5 can look if it follows the same design language of Galaxy S6.
But, since nothing is confirmed, most of us are expecting Samsung to take Aluminum as the primary material for Note 5. The curved body of the phone will give a great feel in hand, and will look extremely alluring from all angles. Along with brilliant design language, Note 5 will also feature the S Pen stylus just like other Note devices.
According to rumors, the company is currently working on a Super AMOLED 4K Ultra HD display for its Galaxy Note 5. It’s expected to be unveiled in the month of August, and would perfectly fit with the launch cycle of Samsung’s next device. The recent update from Phone Arena claimed that the newly Note 5 will come with a beautiful resolution of 3850 X 2160, featuring a pixel density of 746ppi.
Long time before, Samsung claimed that it will launch QHD devices in 2014 and UHD handsets in 2015. It kept its word last year, and will probably do the same this year by launching a beautiful 4K display with the successor of Galaxy Note 4. Speculations are moving in thin air, but the official confirmation about display is still awaited from Samsung.
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On the hardware front, Galaxy Note 5 is expected to deliver improved performance with an upgraded Exynos chipset. Samsung will probably equip this device with the same 64-bit octa-core Exynos 7420 chipset from Galaxy S6 or an upgraded 7422 chip, using the 14 nanometer production process. The processor powering Galaxy S6 looks like a perfect fit for Note 5. It’s runs insanely fast, doesn’t heats up, and is a decent battery saver too.
In terms of RAM, SamMobile recently confirmed that the new Note device will pack 4GB of memory for offering buttery smooth with no lags or glitches. It will be a complete power-house for core-android users.
Just like hardware, the software of Galaxy Note 5 might also be upgraded to a whole new level. The alleged Note Phablet is expected to run Android 5.1.1 out-of-the box with the improved avatar of TouchWiz interface. It polished TouchWiz of Galaxy S6 has already created a buzz all around, and soon, the new Note 5 will also feature the improved version of this interface with extremely smooth and glitch free performance. Added apps from Samsung will also be available for a better experience.
On the camera front, Galaxy Note 5 is expected to be better than ever with its improved 18-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front-facing snapper. Last year, Note 4 featured excellent camera capabilities with its 16-megapixel shooter complimented with optical image stabilization and many new features. It produced excellent images under low-light and daylight conditions, was one of the best camera devices last year. Note 5 will be much different, but considering the image production of Galaxy S6, it will definitely produce extremely crisp and vibrant images.
As of now, there is no word on storage, but most probably Samsung will launch Note 5 in three storage variants featuring 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB of inbuilt memory. The expandability of memory will be up to 128 gigs, and users will get full support for keeping a massive app and media collection just as per their needs.
The battery of Galaxy Note 5 will be bigger than its predecessor. According to the recent update from Phone Arena, Galaxy Note 5 is speculated to feature a big battery of 4100mAh. Rumors about a 3900mAh battery are also in the air, but either way, the improved chipset installed on this device will be playing a major part in optimizing power-usage in an adequate way. The battery of Galaxy S6 was expected to fall in 6-7 hours, but thanks to the Exynos 7420 chip, the phone did well for the entire day. If Galaxy Note 5 comes with the same or upgraded avatar of this chipset, battery performance will not be a matter of concern!
Release Date and Price
Being a major highlight of Samsung’s high-end arena, Galaxy Note 5 will be priced fairly above 50k. However, the existence of this phone is still unknown, and last quarter of the year is still a few months away. So, if Galaxy Note 5 really exists, it will be coming anywhere around September or October. IFA, the consumer electronics trade show is scheduled for September, and can be an ideal host for the launch of next Note from Samsung.
As of now, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is just an expectation built on the basis of rumors and leaks. The official notification about the existence of this device is yet awaited. But, in just a matter of months, Samsung will unveil details of its next product launch scheduled in the last quarter of the year!