Amidst the rumors surrounding the upcoming Galaxy Note 5, Samsung has hinted about the development of an Edge variant for its next Note flagship handset. Also, storage options are said to be the same as the Galaxy S6 lineup, and its colors will share the same options as the Note 5.
We’ve contacted Samsung to see if there will be an worldwide release for the phone, but there was no response at the time of publishing.
The latest leak, which comes courtesy of Asian news outlet DigiTimes, cites unnamed “sources at Taiwan-based telecom carriers” in claiming the phone will debut at a dedicated event in New York City. Moreover, Samsung probably wants to avoid direct competition with the new Apple iPhone model which is scheduled to be launched in September.
A few hours ago, we shared with you an image showcasing renders of dedicated Obliq cases for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, which should arrive in the next few weeks.
However, that means the phone will look and feel nicer than Samsung’s previous phones, which have been criticized for their plastic designs in the past. The compnaies will stage another smartphone battle by releasing their new set of devices at an worldwide trade show in September.
For now not much is known about the hardware but it is safe to assume that Samsung will use its Exynos 7420 processor, which powers the S6 and the S6 Edge, in at least one phablet. This definitely isn’t the thinnest mobile phone on the market, but it does compare well with the iPhone at 6.9 mm and the Galaxy S6 is at 7.1 mm thick.
The Galaxy Note 5 will feature a 14nm Exynos processor developed in house and a 5.7-inch 2K curved touchscreen, supporting wireless rapid charging technology. Canada is not likely to be a launch country for Samsung Pay, but the company says it is open to bringing it to other locations in the future.