To attract consumers and beat its rivals, Samsung has stopped following any pattern now. After the successful debut of Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones, the next in line is the successor to Galaxy Note 4, the company's flagship phablet series. While several reports have outlined the possible specs of the unannounced phablet by Samsung, there have been discrepancies with regards to the handset's launch. Latest reports state that Samsung is planning to launch its fifth gen Galaxy Note ahead of its usual schedule, mostly in July.
The news comes from a Korean publication, WhoWired, which also suggests an early prototype of the Galaxy Note 5 to be ready by June. But, the first look of the handset will be exclusive to its clients and telecom companies around the world, in order to conduct pre-orders ahead of the grand launch in July. The early release disrupts the company's traditional launch schedule, which has been around September since 2011. Samsung usually releases new Galaxy Note successors ahead of the IFA event in Berlin.
Giving reasons for early release plans by Samsung, WhoWired said that the production of the Galaxy Note 5 is expected to be faster than expected. Of course, the early release of Galaxy Note 5 has its own benefits like getting an upper hand over Apple's iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, which are due in September. As we know, bigger screen iPhones clearly hamper Samsung's Galaxy Note sales.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 release is extremely important for the Korean tech giant as it will be unveiled alongside Samsung Pay service. The company originally unveiled the Apple Pay competitor at the MWC event during the launch of Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.
Besides launch speculations, rumours have also pointed out that Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will be powered by company's own Exynos chipset, based on 14nm process. The phablet is expected to be slimmer than its predecessor, measuring at 7.9mm and featuring a 5.89 inch display. There will be a stylus and a massive 4,100mAh battery onboard, NDTV reported.