You could probably get hold of Samsung's next phablet earlier than you expected, as reports close in on an August release for the Galaxy Note 5.
The industry is buzzing. More so since Samsung stunned us all with the Galaxy Note Edge and the Galaxy S6 Edge, and we are now clamouring for more.
Even as Samsung is walking the talk by scheduling its Galaxy Unpacked 2015 event in New York on August 13, Sammobile has pounced on some chance pictures of the Galaxy Note 5, confirming what we already knew about the next set of launches.
The device does features curves, but sadly not on the front. The images reveal two curves at the back of the handset, and the make is completely metal and glass. While the top is flat, the bottom is crowded with a microUSB port, speakers, headset jack and like we revealed earlier, a S-Pen slot.
While we have been spot on with our estimates, we are not so sure if the Note 5 will feature a 2k Super AMOLED display with a 1600x2560 pixel resolution or a 4k resolution with 2160x3840 pixels. We are placing our bets on the former.
You can also rest assured that Samsung will also be persisting with its home-grown Exynos 7422 chip in place of Qualcomm's chips. The Exynos chip could perform multiple functionalities like storage, modem, CPU, GPU and RAM. The new device will also contain a 16MP primary camera and an 8MP front camera.
Another launch we are eagerly awaiting is of the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. We have already come across several images of the new device and trusted leaks suggest that the new phone is 5.7 inches long and little more than 3 inches wide compared to 5.59 inches and 2.76 inches of the existing Galaxy S6 Edge. In terms of looks, the device is the same as the S6 Edge save for the larger display.
In terms of specs, there's no change in terms of processor (Exynos 7420), primary camera (16MP), front camera (5MP) and base storage (32GB). However, we aren't sure if the new phone will be available in 64GB and 128GB variants like the Galaxy S6 Edge.
The S6 Edge Plus, maybe because of the larger display, will also field a 3,000 mAh battery in place of the 2,600 mAh one in the S6 Edge.
If you are keen to follow the event, Samsung will be streaming the event live on its own blog as well as on YouTube. Lest you forget, the event will take place at 11AM in New York, which will be 3PM here on August 13.