If there has been one good thing in the string of releases from Samsung, it has been the success of the Galaxy Note series. Not only did Samsung create the whole “phablet” persona, they also perfected it. With every iteration of a Note device, it gets better and it doesn’t seem as if that trend will slow down. The Galaxy Note 3 was one of Samsung’s best selling devices to date and the Galaxy Note 4 was very well received because not only did it boast high-end specs, but it came with a metal chassis; a first for the Note series. The Note 4 was released in October, but it already has others wondering what the Galaxy Note 5 has in store for us.
We have around eight months until the Galaxy Note 5 will be debuted at IFA in September, but we already have a pretty good picture as to what to expect from the number one phablet on the market. Samsung is expected to continue the trend of metal design, so expect the same style of metal chassis, but this time think entirely metal. Samsung will be the first manufacturer to incorporate a removable metal back. Although it might debut on the Galaxy S6, it will most likely hit the Galaxy Note 5 first. One of Samsung’s biggest selling points is the ability to carry around an extra battery for your device.
As far as the size of the device, it is expected to remain close to the same dimensions. It could see a bump in vertical height due to Samsung’s new fingerprint sensor and could be in for a slimming horizontally. Side bezels on phones continue to shrink so don’t rule out the Note 5 to follow that trend.
Samsung has also found the sweet spot for display sizes and will continue to use a 5.7 inch AMOLED display. It is highly unlikely that the Note 5 will sport anything larger than 5.7 inches, but anything can happen between now and September so don’t rule it out; they are leaning towards 5.7 inches, it has sold very well in the past. It will also feature Samsung’s second generation QHD display, which is expected to reduce battery consumption, but still be as crisp as ever. QHD displays are the future, but they still drain batteries drastically more than FHD displays and Samsung will buck that trend.
2015 is expected to be a huge year for smartphones due to Android Lollipop’s support for 64-bit architecture which enables devices to have more than 3 GB of RAM. The Note 4 will take full advantage of that being backed by the Snapdragon 810 in North America and Exynos international. On top of those internals, the Note 5 will come with the highest-end camera ever to be put in a Samsung device. With the rumors of the iPhone 6s featuring a camera that is close to DSLR quality, Samsung won’t sit quietly. It is rumored that the Note 5 will sport a 20+ megapixel camera that will not only compare to DSLR quality, but rival it. Samsung has always been high on how well their cameras perform and the Note 5 will take a step further.
Some other things that the Galaxy Note 5 is expected to feature is IP 67 certification; it will be the first Note device to receive a waterproof rating, a larger 3,400 mAh to compensate for the QHD display, and it will have 32 GB and 64 GB storage options with the ability to expand.
We have a long way to go before the Galaxy Note 5 will hit the shelves, but there is never too early of a time to go over rumors and expected specs. We have compiled an entire spec list for the upcoming Note 5 which you can see below. What are your thoughts on the Note 5 and what do you think it will come with? Be sure to let us know in the comment section below, we love interacting with you guys!
|Dimensions||156.5 x 77.3 x 8.3 mm|
|Display||5.7″ (1440 x 2560) AMOLED | 515 ppi|
|Camera||20-25 megapixels (rear) OIS | 8 megapixels (front)|
|Hardware||2.0 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 810
1.9 GHz octa-core Exynos 55** (TBA)
|Storage||32/64 GB (expandable)|
|Operating System||Android 5.1 Lollipop | TouchWiz|