Galaxy Note 5 big-battery salvation could still be at hand, with Active model rumored

Samsung’s made some controversial decisions with its new Galaxy Note 5 phablet, and fans of previous incarnations from the Note line have found themselves coming to terms with some occasionally unwelcome changes for this year’s model. Among those are the device’s shrinking battery, and in a world where it seems like we can never get enough battery capacity to keep us satisfied, Samsung went and downsized the Note 5’s battery compared to the Note 4’s. At least, the Galaxy Note 5 we just saw Samsung announce only has a 3000mAh battery, but now a new rumor says that an even better-equipped Note model could be right around the corner, in the form of a Galaxy Note 5 Active.

While we’re well used to Active editions in Samsung’s Galaxy S family: models that add ruggedization and, in the case of this year’s Galaxy S6 Active, a jumbo-sized 3500mAh battery. So far, though, we’ve yet to see the Active line cross paths with Galaxy Note models.

According to this new source, Samsung’s working on a Galaxy Note 5 Active that, in addition to IP68 waterproofing, would offer a 4100mAh battery. Other than that, the specs should basically match the standard Note 5.

A launch could fall sometime around the second week of November, and like the GS6 Active, the Galaxy Note 5 Active may find a home at AT&T here in the States.

Source: phoneArena

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