Word is out that Samsung is set to release its next big phablet- the Galaxy Note 5 in the coming months as a riposte to the Apple's successful iPhone 6 Plus which beat all expectations in terms of sales since its release last September.
The impending release of the Galaxy Note 5 is set to take place much before Apple rolls out its next array of smartphones in September, giving the phablet much-needed breathing space before intense competition kicks in.
We compiled a few expectations that we expect the Galaxy Note 5 to fulfil in terms of new technologies and competitive specifications.
If the Galaxy Note 5 is released in July, it will coincide with the release of the much touted Samsung Pay, the Korean tech giant's answer to Apple Pay.
Launched during Mobile World Congress in March, Samsung Pay will be compatible with the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and later phones and will rely on NFC technology to make contactless payments in payment terminals.
Non-removable batteries and fixed storage:
Akin to the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge, the Galaxy Note 5 may see further design changes from its predecessor which may lead Samsung to scrap the concept of removal batteries and also negate the possibilities of additional slots for extra storage.
However, the base storage should go up to 128GB which, in our opinion, users won't really mind.
Revamped body and display:
To make the Galaxy Note 5 as attractive as the smartphones released in March, Samsung will probably employ a full metal and glass body with several colour options. The display is also expected to be the top notch Full HD Super AMOLED (4K), one which has gained rave reviews in the past.
As for the internal specifications, Samsung is expected to continue with its home-grown Exynos 7422 processor which replaced Qualcomm's chips for the first time with the launch of the Galaxy S6 phones.