South Korean electronics company Samsung has confirmed to host the second edition of the company's flagship device launch event, Galaxy Unpacked 2015, in the second week of August.
Going by reports flooding the Internet, in all probability, Samsung is expected to unveil the brand new Galaxy Note 5 later this month.
To provide a better perspective on the upcoming Galaxy Note 4 successor, we have sifted through numerous reports and lined up key features that are expected to make the cut in the Galaxy Note 5.
Display and Design:
Twitter spy, Evan Blass (@evleaks), citing sources, has claimed that the soon-to-be-released fifth generation Galaxy Note will boast of a 5.66-inch QHD with 2560x1440p resolutions.
As far as design is concerned, Samsung is expected to borrow some of the key design elements from the flagship Galaxy S6 series, such as curved corners with crafted metal chassis around the edges. The company has also incorporated speaker grills at the bottom. The stylish 'S-Pen' slot will be placed in the right-side.
'S-Pen' is said to resemble an actual pen and come with matching phablet colours - gold, white, black and silver.
Processor, RAM and Storage:
Samsung is expected to equip the Galaxy Note 5 with the company's proprietary Exynos 7422 SoC (System on Chip) and come with 32GB inbuilt memory (now expandable) and 4GB RAM, but there is no word on whether physical memory is based on LPDDR 3 or 4 series, as seen in the recently- unveiled One Plus 2.
Mobile Operating System:
Since most of the recently unveiled devices are running on the new Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update, we expect the new Galaxy Note 5 to come shipped with the latest OS out-of-the-box.
Samsung's Galaxy S6 is currently the top camera smartphone in the market. The company is reported to have incorporated the same camera features in the Galaxy Note 5 as well.
It is expected to boast a 16mp with OIS (Optical Image Stabilizer) with Quick Launch, Tracking AF, Auto Real-time HDR(Front & Rear) , F1.9, Low Light Video(Front & Rear), High Clear Zoom, IR Detect White Balance, Virtual Shot, Slow Motion, Fast Motion, Pro Mode and Selective Focus.
On the front, the new Galaxy Note series will feature a 5mp snapper capable of taking full HD photos and video.
Value added features:
The Galaxy Note 5 is said to boast finger-print based biometric technology and sport USB Type C port, which is said to become industry standard in 2016
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 release details
This is the first time since 2011 that Samsung has strayed from a September launch and opted for August. It has come to light that the South Korean company has advanced the devices' launch to August so that the Galaxy Note 5 reaches stores early and gets a head-start over arch-rival Apple's 2015 iPhone editions, which are slated to be unveiled in September.
Samsung is reportedly planning to unveil Galaxy Note 5 on 13 August and release the flagship phablet on 21 August in select markets, just a week after the unveiling.
Rumours are rife that Samsung might also unveil another smartphone dubbed Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. It is said to be the phablet version of the 5.1-inch flagship Galaxy S6 Edge.