Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:0059935) Galaxy Note 4 has just arrived. Its successor Galaxy Note 5 is unlikely to arrive until late next year. But speculations and rumors around Samsung’s forthcoming phablet have started gaining momentum. Note 5 is expected to set the bar even higher with its cutting-edge technology. Here are the six things rumored around the Galaxy Note 5 that you should know.
1- Galaxy Note 5 to sport 4K display
In fact, it may be the first ever smartphone to come with 4K display technology. PhoneArena has learned that the Note 5 will feature a 5.9-inch ultra HD display with 3840 x 2160 resolution and 743ppi pixel density. The Korean electronics giant has been teasing 4K technology for more than a year. Samsung is rumored to kick off mass production of 4K displays in August 2015, in time for the Galaxy Note 5 launch.
2- A powerful Snapdragon processor
Reports suggest that the Note 5 will have Qualcomm’s super-powerful 64-bit Snapdragon 810 chipset that supports 4K display. But IntoMobile says that the phablet will likely get an even more powerful processor, maybe Snapdragon 820. It will have 4GB RAM and a huge 4,000mAh battery to power the 4K display.
3- Metal body
Samsung phones have long been criticized for their plastic casing. However, the Korean company ditched plastic in favor of metal with the Galaxy Alpha. The company will incorporate metal chassis in its next-gen Galaxy S6, followed by the Galaxy Note 5.
4- Top-notch camera
Samsung’s current Galaxy Note 4 has four new modes specially dedicated to selfies. It also has many other useful camera features such as Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). The Note 5 is expected to feature at least 21-megapixel main camera and 6-megapixel front snapper. We also expect to see some fancy software enhancements.
5- UFS Memory
South Korean website ETNews has learned that Samsung’s Galaxy S6 will feature the next-gen UFS memory. The universal flash storage (UFS) is less expensive and more efficient than the eMMC memory. It also has a faster transfer speed of up to 1.2GB per second. So, chances are the Note 5 will also get USF 2.0 memory. Samsung is unlikely to go back to less power-efficient and slower memory.
6- IFA launch
Samsung has historically launched its Galaxy Note devices around the IFA event. So, the next Galaxy Note phablet is also expected to be unveiled at the next year’s IFA conference in September. Samsung may also announce new accessories such as a virtual reality headset or a smartwatch alongside the Galaxy Note 5.