More details of Samsung's upcoming device dubbed as the Galaxy Note 5 have surfaced with its release date drawing close. Now, reports have surfaced it has been certified in Malaysia, hinting that its launch is not far off.

Samsung hasn't officially announced the release date of its Galaxy Note 5 but it has sent out invites for its "Unpacked 2015" event on 13 August which is very likely to witness the unveiling of the much-awaited device. It was earlier reported that the device might see the light of day at the upcoming annual IFA event in September but the company seems to have decided to release early to avoid direct clash with Apple's iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

According to a report by MDroid (via GSMArena), Malaysia's SIRIM has cleared a Samsung device with model name SM-N9208, and the same website claimed that the device is none other than the Galaxy Note 5, the successor of Galaxy Note 4. It added that certification of the device has indicated that it will hit the stores soon.

The website went on to claim that the Galaxy Note 5 will sport a 5.66-inch Quad HD display, powered by Exynos 7420 octa-core SoC processor, run on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with TouchWiz UI, come packed with 32GB internal storage and 4 GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage, and house a 16 MP main camera with OIS, and 5 MP front camera. It is in sync with the information provided by Evan Blass (@evleaks) on his Twitter page.

SamMobile had earlier reported that the Galaxy Note 5 will 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. It was also reported that the device will come with features like 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.