Now that the hype from the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge has calmed down just a bit you’d think that nothing would surface from the Samsung camp right? Wrong.
We’ve heard reports that Samsung might release only one variant of the Galaxy Note 5 this fall. The new phablet could feature a 2K or a 4K flat-screen Super AMOLED display, coupled with the Exynos 7422 processor, and the company’s homegrown modem, which after the popularity of the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge Samsung is very confident of right now. The Exynos 7422 is expected to be the company’s first ever all-in-one solution combining the CPU, GPU, RAM, storage, and modem on a single chip. The Galaxy Alpha also had a similar configuration, but it only combined the RAM and storage in a single package with the phone.
Samsung is also testing Galaxy Note 5 units with a new Exynos 7430 chipset, but this chip is supposed to be an engineering sample only, and the company has no plan to release it for consumers. The reason may be that the Exynos 7430 isn’t ready for the public yet. Also, this could be the same reason that Samsung has testing units with a 2K displays and some with a 4K displays. The technology has to have any problems solved before consumers can get ahold of these new components.
The new model that’s expected to replace the Galaxy Note Edge is codenamed ‘Project Zen’ internally, and it will not be just a curved screen variant of the Galaxy Note 5.
The internals may not be completely high-end. It’s supposed to feature a 5.4 to 5.5-inch Super AMOLED dual-edge curved display with onboard S Pen support. The same hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor that is currently in use on the LG G4 is rumored to be driving the device.
The memory capacity for the Galaxy Note 5 is supposed to be 16 gigabytes of storage hopefully with a 32gig option at least, and possibly more. The cameras for this phablet are reported to be a 16-megapixel primary camera with Optical Image Stabilization and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.
Now this is only the early reports of what the Galaxy Note 5 might have. Of course if and when any new information about this breaks, we will let you know.