Renowned Samsung phablet looks to be a showstopper in 2015
The Galaxy Note 5 will be an important mobile release for Samsung this year after the success of the Galaxy Note 4. Although the Galaxy S6 is capturing a lot of attention at the moment given its imminent release, and this has been a flagship device for Samsung in the past, the emphasis of the corporation may be altering slightly. Apple has demonstrated with the iPhone 6 Plus that the phablet market might be reigniting, and the Galaxy Note series is currently the most acclaimed mobile device which Samsung produces.
While the Galaxy S6 is still the most obvious competitor to the iPhone series, Samsung can also now view the Galaxy Note range as its premium mobile. So considering that the Galaxy Note 4 was extremely well received critically, and more than held its own commercially, the next iteration of this series needs to deliver something pretty outstanding to build upon this success and positive perception.
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Galaxy Note 5 to feature Exynos
Samsung has already begun the mass production of the new Exynos processor, the Exynos 7 Octa Core CPU, and it is expected by many that this will be utilized in the Galaxy Note 5. Samsung has confirmed that this processor will feature in some of the company’s products towards the latter part of the year, and the exceptional power of previous Galaxy Note devices suggest that it would be an obvious candidate.
The Exynos technology which Samsung is working on at the moment is extremely interesting, as it features a new 14nm FinFET process. It is purported that this state-of-the-art technology delivers 20 percent faster performance, 35 percent less power consumption and a 30 percent productivity gain. This is an extremely attractive proposition considering that Samsung Galaxy devices have already been lauded for the outstanding battery life that they deliver in particular. The concept of a more formidable Galaxy Note handset which consumes even less power will be a mouth-watering prospect for existing fans of the series.
Significant screen updates are also expected when the Galaxy Note 5 hits the market. New details which have emerged in the last 24 hours, reported on by Geeky Gadgets, suggest that this will be the first 4K resolution mobile device which has been released by Samsung. A mooted resolution of 2,160 x 3,840 pixels has been mentioned, and this would be almost a doubling of resolution from the previous Galaxy Note 4 device.
It is worth mentioning that the Super AMOLED display which featured in the Galaxy Note 4 has been widely considered as possibly the best display in any mass-market smartphone, so a vastly improved version could create a massive splash in the mobile niche.
It would also be extremely surprising if Samsung didn’t include wireless charging in the Galaxy Note 5. This is already strongly expected to feature in the Galaxy S6, which is to be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month. Although this hasn’t been officially confirmed by Samsung, there is now extremely strong evidence to suggest that the Galaxy S6 will herald the beginning of wireless charging in Samsung handsets, and if this is the case then the Galaxy Note 5 will surely follow suit.
Considering the outstanding battery life which Samsung devices already deliver, it will be an extremely attractive prospect for Galaxy Note users to have wireless charging included in the device. A combination of stronger battery life, improved processing, enhanced power saving technology and wireless charging will surely make the Galaxy Note 5 an extremely attractive package.
Samsung is also almost certain to continue delivering its curved screen technology with this phablet release. Samsung has already become strongly associated with curved screens, with its range of hi-end televisions being extremely critically acclaimed. The Korean manufacturer can be extremely pleased that it has set an industry trend, with strong rumors already circulating that Apple will release a curved screen version of the iPhone when the iPhone 7 is released late in Q3 or early Q4 in 2015.
So we can be almost certain that there will be a curved screen variant of the Galaxy Note 5, possibly to be entitled the Galaxy Note Edge 5. It will be interesting to see whether Samsung significantly departs from the design it utilized in the Galaxy Note Edge which was introduced last year. It is possible that with the Galaxy Note 5, Samsung will choose to produce a mobile which has a true curved screen, rather than one focused around curved edges as in the case of the Galaxy Note Edge.
The final rumor related to the Galaxy Note 5 is that it will feature 256 GB of internal storage. Again, it has been mooted that the iPhone 7 will feature a model with a large amount of storage capacity, and given that a 4K resolution screen could be included in the Galaxy Note 5, significant storage capacity will obviously be of paramount importance.
Samsung firmly established the Galaxy Note 4 as a world-class device in 2014, and the Galaxy Note 5 looks likely to improve the reputation of this range.