Flash back to one month ago: we were just about to hear rumors that Samsung could break from its traditional launch of the next Galaxy Note phablet at IFA in Berlin and might introduce the Note 5 over a month early, sometime in late July. Just days later, Samsung would publicly deny the rumors, suggesting that the Note 5’s unveiling would follow a more traditional schedule. But now that talk of an early Galaxy Note 5 launch is back, this time with a slightly less premature (and correspondingly, slightly more believable) spin on it.
Instead of premiering at IFA in early September, this new report suggests that Samsung could instead launch the Note 5 in late August. While that week or two head start wouldn’t give the phone a huge lead on the expo, it could serve to give the Note 5 a little extra breathing room before Apple launches the iPhone 6S – and more importantly, the iPhone 6S Plus – presumably in mid-September.
For now, there’s still no evidence to back this theory up, and Samsung really has been going out of its way to point to an IFA Note 5 launch. Still, we wonder if there’s something to be made of the way these early-Note-5 rumors keep on returning, even in the face of denials; could there be a glimmer of truth within?