Even as speculations are doing rounds on the release date and specifications of Samsung's upcoming flagship device, Galaxy Note 5, a new report has claimed that the device might see an early launch to take on arch-rival Apple's upcoming iPhone.
It was earlier reported that Galaxy Note 5 might be unveiled at the upcoming IFA 2015 event in Berlin to be held from 4-9 September and released a few weeks later, but South Korean website Sogi (via GSM Dome) has claimed that it could be launched as early as August.
The report has claimed that Samsung will release its Galaxy Note 5 in August instead of the usual September launch for its Note series to counter Apple's upcoming device (iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus or iPhone 7), which is also expected to be unveiled in the third quarter of this year. It added that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 could have done better in the market, had it not collided with iPhone 6.
Going by the report, it seems like the South Korean electronics giant is planning to make as much business as possible before the release of the iPhone, but it is yet to confirm the release date.
Samsung is expected to launch two Note variants – Galaxy Note 5 codenamed Project Noble with flat display, and Galaxy Note 5 Edge codenamed Project Zero 2 with dual-edge curved screen similar to the recently released Galaxy S6.
According to reports, Galaxy Note 5 and Note 5 Edge will come with features like a 5.4-inch or 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display, Exynos 7422 processor, 16GB internal storage and 4GB RAM, 16mp main camera and 8mp front snapper, 4,100mAh battery and USB 3.1 Type-C port.
Know Your Mobile has reported that Galaxy Note 5 will be powered by a strong processor called high-density EPOP memory that "combines 3GB LPDDR3 DRAM, 32GB eMMC (embedded multi-media card) and a controller."