Samsung is very likely to release its new Note device earlier than expected and several features have been leaked over the last few weeks with its release date drawing close. Now, Samsung fans and prospective buyers will be confused whether to buy the currrent flagship device, the Galaxy Note 4 or wait for the release of the Galaxy Note 5.
The South Korean electronics giant hasn't officialluy announced the release date of its Galaxy Note 5 but it is almost certain that it will be unveiled at its scheduled "Unpacked 2015" event on 13 August. It was expected to be announced at the the annual IFA event in Berlin like its predecessors but Samsung seems to have changed it for a good reason, which could be to avoid clash with Apple's iPone 6s and 6s Plus release.
With launch of the Galaxy Note 5 not far off, people who are looking for new device will be confused whether to buy the current flagship device, the Note 4 or wait for the release of its successor.
Interestingly, a report by GottaBeMobile has claimed that sales of the Galaxy Note 4 have not dropped despite its successor set to be announced next month. Gadget lovers have a good reason to buy the device as it is one of the best handsets currently available in the market. Moreover, several online retailers have come up with tepting deals ahead of the release of Note 5.
The Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910V 32GB model is currently available for just $409.88 on eBay while it is listed at $699.99 ($299.99 with 2-year contract) on official Verizon website. So, people will be tempted to grab the device at almost half the price at the time of its launch.
The Galaxy Note 6 is expected to come with several feature uprades over its predecessor, so it is expected to be priced more than $700. So, gadget lovers, who think Note devices are too pricy, can go for the Note 4.
The current flagship device has features like a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1440 x 2560 pixels (515 ppi pixel density) and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4, Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 / Exynos 5433 processor, Android 4.4.4 KitKat upgradable to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop, 32 GB, expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card, 3 GB RAM, 16 MP main camera with optical image stabilization, 3.7 MP front snapper, and 3220 mAh battery.
On the other hand, the Galaxy Note 5 is expected to sport a 5.67-inch Super AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 pixels, come in four colors - black, gold, silver, and white – and have a glass back, according to SamMobile. It was earlier reported that the device will features a 5.4-inch or 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display, Exynos 7422 processor, 16 GB internal storage and 4 GB RAM, 16 MP main camera, 8 MP front snapper, and 4100 mAh battery. It is also reported that the device will come with an ejectable S-Pen but may do away with removable battery and microSD card slot.