Galaxy Note 5 4K rumors return with new screen details

The Galaxy Note is more than just Samsung’s high-end phablet line: over the years it’s found itself becoming the manufacturer’s platform for trying out new things. With the Note 4 we saw Samsung introduce some firsts for the phablet’s display, not only releasing the curved-screen Note Edge, but also making the phone its first wide-availability quad HD model (after the limited GS5 LTE-A edition). For this year’s Galaxy Note 5, we’ve been expecting Samsung to push the limits of its display tech even further, and an early rumor going all the way back to last fall suggested it could do so by giving the Note 5 a 4K-class ultra HD 3840 x 2160 resolution. That rumor’s back today, along with some new specifics about just how Samsung might implement this screen.

A few details return from last time: that besides this UHD panel making it into the Note 5, Samsung would start production on the screens sometime in August. The new stuff concerns dimensions, and particularly what this display would be like for a new Edge edition.

Supposedly, the regular flat-screened Note 5 will have a 5.89-inch display. Then we could also get a new Edge model that takes its inspiration from the dual-curved-side Galaxy S6 Edge, rather than the single-curve Note Edge. This one would have a screen measuring 5.78 inches, for a ever-so-slightly higher pixel density than the flat model.

Both the Galaxy Note 5 and its Edge edition are expected to launch at IFA in early September.

Source: phoneArena

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