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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs Galaxy S6 Active – Samsung’s Flagships Are Becoming More Competitive

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Currently, the mobile market is invaded by premium smartphones with better and better processors, higher screen resolutions and more advanced cameras, making us wonder what’s next. In the past years, technology evolved with the speed of light, but there’s still room for innovations. And Samsung is one of the companies that looks into the feature and speculates what the consumers need. Recently, the Korean manufacturer released the “Active” version of its Galaxy S6 flagship and in a few months will launch the Galaxy Note 5 phablet, whose specs are surfacing the internet.

Galaxy Note 5

In May, Tech Times claimed that Samsung will rush to release the Note 5 earlier than usually, suggesting that July is the month when the company will decide to launch the new phablet. This would mean a break from the normal IFA launch in September and it’s very unlikely to happen, so we guarantee you that the phone will come this fall, not sooner.

Regarding its specs, Chinese site CQ.QQ believes that the Note 5 will have a sleek design and most likely, Samsung work on its appearance to change it radically. The same thing happened with the Galaxy S6, which came with a combination of glass and metal, to replace the ugly plastic cover with a dotted pattern. The Note 5 won’t have expandable storage and the battery won’t be removable, but the device will support new USB-C standard (with support for quicker data transfer and a reversible charging port).

The screen will be larger, measuring 5.98inches, and it will be either quad-HD or Ultra HD, but there’s no word yet about the resolution. The processor will be Exynos 7422 with four cores backed by 4GB of RAM and the dual-camera will support 3D-imaging capabilities.

The current Note 4 has a thickness of 8.5mm and the International Business Times believes that the successor will be thinner at 7.9mm. Also, the battery will be increased from 3220mAh to 4100mAh, and, of course, the S pen stylus will suffer some changes, for the better.

According to some rumors suggest, Samsung will release a 5.5inches Galaxy S6 Edge Plus which will be released this summer, or along with the Note 5.

Galaxy S6 Active

The device is sturdy and has a rugged body that protects the body against shocks, drops, water, dust and other “dangers” (salt, rain, humidity, dust, humidity, vibration, solar radiation, thermal shock, transport), thanks to the MIL-STD-810G and IP68 certifications. The phone has most of Galaxy S6’s specifications: a 5.1inches Super AMOLED screen that supports 1440 x 2560 pixels, but it “lost” the fingerprint sensor and the capacitive buttons are now physical. The “Active” is powered by the same Exynos 7420 octa core processor, which is backed by 3GB of RAM and has 32GB of internal storage, without the possibility to expand it. On the back you’ll have a 16MP camera with LED flash and Auto HDR, and the front side houses a 5MP camera with video capture at 1080p@30fps. The small battery of 2550 mAh from the Galaxy S6 was increased to 3500mAh, and Samsung added a button on the side to allow the user to launch one of two applications that he uses more often.