Samsung is tight-lipped on Galaxy Note 5 in spite of all the hype around it but almost every detail, including specifications, release date, and price have been leaked. If reports are anything to go by, the upcoming device will have at least six feature upgrades over its predecessor, Galaxy Note 4.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is expected to be unveiled along with Galaxy S6 Edge+ at its "Unpacked 2015" in New York on Thursday, 13 August, before releasing into the market a few weeks later.
Here are feature upgrades Galaxy Note 5 is expected to have over Galaxy Note 4:
1) Processor: Galaxy Note 4 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, but its successor is expected to come with either Exynos 7420 SoC processor clocking at 1.5GHz or Exynos 7422 SoC under the hood.
2) Operating System: Galaxy Note 5 is expected to run on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, while its predecessor comes with Android 4.4.4 KitKat (upgradable to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop).
3) Memory: The Galaxy Note 4 comes packed with 32 GB internal memory, expandable up to 128 GB and 3 GB RAM, while its successor is expected to house 32/64 GB internal memory and 4 GB RAM. In what could disappoint Samsung fans, the upcoming device is likely to come without microSD card slot.
4) Camera: The Galaxy Note 5 is expected to come with a 16 MP main camera and 5 MP secondary snapper, while its predecessor has 16 MP rear camera and 3.7 MP front snapper.
5) Battery: The Galaxy Note 4 is powered by a 3,220 mAh battery, while its successor is expected to come with a 4,100mAh battery.
6) S-Pen: The upcoming Note device is expected to have an ejectable S-Pen unlike the one seen in Note 4.
Interestingly, Galaxy Note 4 and Note 5 are expected to have a few common features like 5.7-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1440 x 2560 pixels (515 ppi pixel density) display resolution, and main camera.