Samsung is reportedly planning to skip the globally acclaimed IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin) 2015 (4-9 September) and unveil Galaxy Note 5 in the US next month.
Korea Business, citing sources, has claimed that Samsung has chosen New York City to host an event to launch the fifth generation Galaxy Note and also the long-rumoured Galaxy S6 Plus on 13 August.
This report is almost in line with the previous report, which hinted that devices get unveiled next month and hit stores as early as 21 August in select regions.
This is the first time that the company has strayed off the September launch schedule for Galaxy Note series since 2011.
Rumours are rife that Samsung has advanced the devices' launch date to August so that Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus reach stores early and get a head-start over arch-rival Apple's 2015 iPhone editions, which are slated to be unveiled a month later.
Galaxy Note 5:
Galaxy Note 5 aka 'Project Noble' is said to sport a 5.67-inch super AMOLED QHD (2,560x1,440p) display and house the company's proprietary Exynos 7422 SoC (System on Chip) backed by Android 5.1.1 Lollipop O, 4GB RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage with option for expansion via microSD card slot.
Galaxy Note 5 is also expected to come with new stylus, 'S-Pen', which is said to resemble an actual pen and come with matching phablet colours - gold, white, black and silver.
Galaxy S6 Edge Plus:
As per latest reports, the new 5.67-inch Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, internally known as 'Project Zen', will look like a stretched version of the original Galaxy S6 (5.1-inch) with dual-edge display.
Under the hood, it is expected to be shipped with 32GB inbuilt memory, 16mp rear camera with OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation), 4K video-recording ability, a 5mp snapper on the front and a 3,000mAh battery.