What comes to your mind when a leading mobile maker's flagship device gets a price cut? It is usually taken as a hint for the arrival of a superior new device. Now, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has got a price cut amid reports of Galaxy Note 5 arriving later this year.
The release date of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is expected to fall in the month of September or October. Samsung is expected to unveil its Galaxy Note 5, codenamed Project Noble, and Galaxy Note 5 Edge, codenamed Project Zero 2, at the upcoming IFA event in September before launching it a few weeks later.
Interestingly, Galaxy Note 4 has received a price cut a few months ahead of the likely launch of Note 5. Amazon is offering the popular phablet for just $229 (on two-year contract) against $299 on Verizon, which means gadget lovers will save $70 on Verizon price, according to TechTimes. The discount is available only for 32 GB internal storage model and in white and black colors.
It may be mentioned that Galaxy Note 4 was released in October 2014 and was considered as the best Note phablet ever, having sold millions of units over the months.
Samsung is expected to launch two models - Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy Note 5 Edge - with the former expected to sport a flat display, while the latter may come with dual-edge curved screen as in the recently released Galaxy S6.
Galaxy Note 5 is expected to sport a 5.4-inch or 5.5-inch Super AMOLED dual-edge curved display, 16GB internal storage and 4GB RAM, 16 MP main camera with OIS feature and an 8 MP front snapper. Samsung's executive vice president Roh Tae-moon has also hinted that the company might incorporate the curved screen design of Galaxy S6 in the new Note device.
A report by Know Your Mobile has claimed that the device will be powered by a strong processor (Exynos 7422) called high-density EPOP memory that "combines 3GB LPDDR3 DRAM, 32GB eMMC (embedded multi-media card) and a controller". There were also reports that the Note Edge model could be powered by a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor but nothing is confirmed as of now.