The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are only about a month old, but Samsung fans have started looking forward to the Galaxy Note 5 and the rumored successor to Galaxy Note Edge. Last month, reports surfaced that the Note 5 is known as ‘Project Noble’ internally while the successor to Note Edge is code named ‘Project Zen.’ Now SamMobile has obtained further details from their sources about the phablets that are still under development.
Galaxy Note 5 to have an all-in-one chip
The publication claims that there will be, unlike last year, only one version of the Galaxy Note 5: the standard one. It doesn’t mean Samsung will not launch a dual-edge display phablet. The dual-edge version is also under development under Project Zen, but its hardware internals will not be high-end.
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Sources said that the Galaxy Note 5 will feature a 2K or 4K Super AMOLED display. Samsung is working on different prototypes with both display options. But the Korean company is yet to decide which one to include in the final version. The Note 5 will feature Samsung’s in-house Exynos 7422 processor. Exynos 7422 will be an all-in-one solution combining RAM, storage, modem, GPU and CPU on a single chip.
Galaxy Note Edge successor to be a mid-range device
Samsung is also testing some Galaxy Note 5 prototypes with a new Exynos 7430, but the company has no plans to include it in the final consumer version. The dual-edge display version that is supposed to succeed Note Edge will reportedly be a mid-range device. Sources said that it will feature a 5.4- or 5.5-inch display, an S Pen stylus, hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor, 16GB internal storage, 16MP main camera and 8-megapixel front snapper.
Another report from SamMobile claims that Samsung has delayed the launch of its round smartwatch, dubbed Gear A, to let the hype around Apple Watch subside. The wearable device will now arrive with the Galaxy Note 5. The watch is expected to run Samsung’s Tizen operating system instead of Android Wear. SamMobile says all three devices are likely to be announced at the IFA event in September.