Speculations on Samsung's upcoming device, the Galaxy Note 5, are rife with its release date drawing close. Fans might be pleased with the leaked specifications of the device but reports of the company discarding the Galaxy Note 5 Edge variant could leave many disappointed.
Samsung is expected to unveil two Note 5 variants – the Galaxy Note 5 codenamed Project Noble with flat display, and Galaxy Note 5 Edge codenamed Project Zero 2 with dual-edge curved screen - at the upcoming IFA 2015 event in Berlin in September. South Korean website Sogi (via GSM Dome) has claimed that it could be launched as early as August but nothing is confirmed as of now.
In what could shock many, the Galaxy Note 5 Edge with dual-edge curved screen similar to the Galaxy S6 may not see the light of the day. A report by Chinese website sq.qq.com (via Android Headlines) has claimed that Samsung will not release the Note 5 Edge variant.
Latest report of Samsung scrapping the Note 5 Edge version may disappoint many but the electronics giant may have its own reason. SamMobile had earlier reported that the Note Edge variant would not have S Pen feature which makes the device different from the Galaxy S series. Doing away with the feature be a huge risk for the South Korean electronics giant, as the Note device users are used to it all these year.
There are conflicting reports on the specifications of the Galaxy Note 5. According to sq.qq.com, the device will be dual SIM sporting a 5.89-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) display, 7.9mm thick with S-Pen, powered by Exynos 7422 processor, run on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with TouchWiz, powered by 4,100mAh battery, and support 4G LTE connectivity.
It was earlier reported that the Galaxy Note 5 might sport a 5.4-inch or 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display, powered by Exynos 7422 processor, come packed with 16GB internal storage and 4GB RAM, house a 16 MP main camera and 8 MP front snapper, 4100mAh battery and USB 3.1 Type-C port.