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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Release Date, Design and Specs – Will it Outshine Galaxy Note 4?


Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is the next flagship that Samsung is expected to roll out in the near future.

However, this device is expected to do a lot more than what is being rumored in order to outshine the still dominant Galaxy Note 4.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 to be released in early September

Even though there is no official statement of when this flagship will be rolled out by Samsung, we already have a collection of leaked images and rumors, enough to enable us to draw a decent comparison between the upcoming release and the current Galaxy Note 4. Nonetheless, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is expected to follow the same trend as its previous counterparts and launch at this year’s IFA trade show which will be held in Berlin, Germany in early September.

Galaxy Note 5 vs. Galaxy Note 4: Design

If the ongoing rumors remain to be true, we might end up seeing a slimmer Samsung Galaxy Note 5 when compared to the Note 4. Samsung has not just been focusing on making its flagships better in the recent past; it has also been making ends meet as far as the thickness of the devices is concerned. However, this has had a negative effect on the overall product, especially on the end of the battery life.

The new Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will have a thickness of 7.9 mm, which is 0.6 mm thinner than the Note 4. The looks will be similar to that sported by the current flagship, Samsung Galaxy S6. There is no more leather faux for the Note 5; instead, the users will see a new metal and glass design.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 specifications

The specifications of a phone are with no doubt the most important part. As a result, it is expected that Samsung will come in with a number of major upgrades to the specs of this device when compared to Galaxy Note 4.

One such spec is the display size and according to the latest reports, the new Note 5 will come with a screen size of 5.8 inches. This screen will support QHD Super AMOLED display to ensure the users get the best viewing angles and colors. There are, however, some rumors that suggest otherwise, claiming that Samsung might opt for a 4K display.

Samsung will also install an updated Exynos 7422 octa-core chipset, which is a step up from the current Exynos 7420 that the Galaxy S6 uses. While there are some rumors pointing out to the Galaxy Note 5 coming in with a RAM of 4GB, we expect that the 3GB in the Galaxy S6 will be retained in the new flagship. The same camera specs available on the S6 will be retained on the new Note 5.

Final thoughts

If Samsung go ahead and roll out the new Galaxy Note 5 with the above mentioned features, or even a huge part of them, it will be quite irresistible for owners of Galaxy Note 4 to want to try out this new gadget. However, the pricing of the device might as well be a bit scary, but nothing has been mentioned about it.