Samsung has been keeping mum all this while despite speculations around its upcoming device dubbed as Galaxy Note 5. The South Korean smartphone-makers have the tradition of releasing its Note devices in September, but the release date of its upcoming device is expected to fall in August.

There are at least two reasons, besides feature upgrades, why prospective buyers and Samsung fans should be happy. Firstly, the device is coming earlier than expected and scheduled for unveiling on 13 August in New York, according to Business Korea (via GSM Arena). 

It was earlier reported that Galaxy Note 5 might be announced at the upcoming IFA event in September before SamMobile reported, citing insiders, that it would be unveiled on 12 August and launched on 21 August. Now, reports have claimed that it would see the light of day on 13 August.

Another development that will give Samsung fans a reason to be happy is possible presence of expandable memory. It was earlier reported that Galaxy Note 5 might come without microSD card slot and removable memory, hinting a possible glass-back as the reason, but a new report by Polish website Tablety (via GSMArena) has claimed that it would support microSDXC cards up to 128 GB. 

Prospective buyers would still be unhappy with a non-removable battery, but news of a possible microSD card slot will come as a respite.

Samsung is tight-lipped on the specifications of the device, but several reports have claimed that it would come with features like 5.4-inch or 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display, Exynos 7422 processor, 16 GB internal storage and 4 GB RAM, 16mp main camera and 8mp front snapper, and 4,100mAh battery.

On the other hand, SamMoile had claimed in a report that the Galaxy Note 5 might sport a 5.67-inch Super AMOLED display with 2,560x1,440 pixels, come in four colours – black, gold, silver, and white – and have a glass-back. GSM Arena also reported, citing hints provided by case maker ITSKINS, that the device might most probably sport a 5.7-inch screen measuring 153.3x76.1x7.9mm, come with a glass back, S-pen and traditional micro USB connector.