Rumor: Samsung to announce Note 5 August 12


Galaxy Note 5 rumors are pretty much a daily occurrence around here now. Yesterday we got confirmation from SamMobile that the Note 5 will feature 4GB of RAM and the new Samsung Exynos 7422 SoC. Today we are hearing again that Samsung will announce the phone earlier than the usual IFA Berlin timeline. Both Digitimes and SamMobile are reporting today that the Note 5 will be announced August 12 in New York alongside the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. The report also mentions that retail availability will be scheduled for August 21 in most major markets. If this rumor is true it will place the Note 5 availability about 2 months earlier than the Note 4 last year.

In addition to the launch of the two handsets, the SamMobile report claims that Samsung will also launch their Samsung Pay service in the US along with the Note 5/S6+ launch. The Note 5 will allegedly come in black, white, gold, and silver and feature a glass back similar to the S6 series. The S-Pen has also undergone a redesign according to both reports, featuring a new design that has the stylus feel more like an actual pen. The S6+ on the other hand will feature the familiar Exynos 7420 chip and 3GB of RAM, basically making the handset a super-sized version of the regular S6 Edge.

The accelerated timeline is reportedly designed to help Samsung increase profits year over year from 2014 by avoiding direct competition with Apple’s iPhone 6S announcement. Who’s ready to grab a Note 5 in August?

Source: SamMobile

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