Days after the codename for the Galaxy Note 5 leaked out, some spec details for the device may have surfaced as well.
A new report from SamMobile claims to have some information on the features that Samsung is considering for its next Note. The Note 5 is expected to come to market with a 2K or 4K Super AMOLED display — the company is reportedly testing both right now — and an Exynos 7422 processor, which could be an all-in-one solution that’ll combine the CPU, GPU, modem, RAM, and storage all on a single chip.
Interestingly, Samsung is only going to release a single Note 5 variant this year rather than offer a pair of devices — one with a flat screen, one with a curved screen — like it has with the Note 4 and S6. A new device codenamed “Project Zen” is reportedly in the works to replace last year’s Galaxy Note Edge, but unlike the Edge, Project Zen won’t match the Note 5 spec-for-spec. Instead, Zen is expected to offer a 5.4 or 5.5-inch dual curved edge display, an S Pen, a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor, 16GB of storage, a 16-megapixel rear camera, and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.
Samsung has traditionally introduced its new Galaxy Note hardware in the fall at the IFA conference in Berlin. It’s likely that we’ll see a similar strategy again this year, with the Note 5 probably breaking cover in late August or early September. And since the Note phones flagship-level products for Samsung, expect the company to go all-out for its specs. What will be interesting is seeing what kind of design Samsung uses for the Note 5. Will we see the all-new look of the Galaxy S6 used on the Note 5, or will it be an evolution of the Note 4, or perhaps something totally new? We’ll have to wait and see.
What would you like to see from the Samsung Galaxy Note 5?