It’s official: Samsung is holding its Unpacked event on August 13, in New York, leaving the IFA announcement model. That won’t put an end, though, to all the rumors and leaks; on the contrary, we’re seeing more and more pop up, and we already have a feeling that we know every detail regarding the Galaxy Note 5. We sure hope that’s not the case, but, after seeing live images of the upcoming phablet (not once, but twice), we now have an additional look at what’s in store.
The image above and the stills below claim to represent the upcoming Galaxy Note 5, and we think they do a pretty good job showing off what Samsung has in store, in detail, and from all angles. We can’t verify the veracity of these images, but they sure seem legit, and in accordance with what we’ve seen rumored, leaked, and pictured before.
It has Samsung 2015 design written all over it, with a metal and glass construction. To be specific, the back edge/curve seems to be confirmed. As we said it with previous occasions, the phone would most likely feel like a Galaxy S6 Edge that you hold backwards, with the display in the palm of your hand.
Bottom arrangement of the USB (no Type C) port, headphone hack, speaker grill and microphone seem to be similar to the Galaxy S6/Edge, and the S-Pen on the bottom right will definitely be one you’ll need to poke out with your finger nail placed in the cutout.
The top SIM card tray and secondary microphone are also identical to the S flagship, though we’re not seeing an infrared port. Side button arrangement is nothing new either.
We’ll be there in New York and bring you all the juicy details from the event (and until then), so make sure to follow our coverage.
On a side-note, there’s been a lot of back and forth concerning the SoC powering the Galaxy Note 5 and the upcoming Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. A benchmark report listed the Exynos 7420 chip, the same one powering the S6 and the S6 Edge. This was contrary to rumors that the August-phones will be powered by an Exynos 7422 chip, which is basically the same as the 7420, but with the modem placed on the chip, pretty much like the GPU.
A recent report from Vietnam claims that the S6 Edge Plus (SM-G928F) will be powered by a beefed up Exynos 7420 SoC, same as on the S6 Edge (sans Plus). Meanwhile, the screenshot below claims that the SM-N920F Galaxy Note 5 will be powered by the Exynos 7422 chip (in addition to confirming its 4GB of RAM). So, either the Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus will NOT be identically specced (that’s an overstatement, because they will, except on paper and regarding chip model numbers), or these benchmarks don’t know how to properly report an upcoming chip’s model number.