Too often in the smartphone world, companies clam up the moment an interesting rumor comes along. When we’d love nothing more than for one of them to own up and confirm, “yup, that’s what we’re doing; someone figured it out,” instead we get “our policy is not to comment on rumors and speculation.” And while that’s not about to change anytime soon, occasionally we do get to see some glimmers of transparency when these firms just can’t resist the temptation to set the record straight. Samsung’s JK Shin has been doing a little of just that lately, commenting among other things on the recent rumors about a slightly earlier than anticipated Galaxy Note 5 launch.
The rumor from earlier this week suggested Samsung was wrapping-up the Note 5’s design with the intent of sharing a prototype with carriers next month, and having the phablet ready to hit retail before the end of July. Reportedly, Shin is expressly denying these claims, and while he doesn’t go so far as to confirm when the Note 5 will actually land, perhaps we shouldn’t hold out hope for July.
Beyond the Note 5 business, Shin also addresses rumors suggesting that Galaxy S6 sales are falling short of expectations, and unsurprisingly, insists that’s not actually the case.