Galaxy Note 5 Leak Points To No Edge Variant

Samsung’s much-awaited Galaxy Note 5 is just a few months away. Leaks and rumors about the upcoming phablet are in full swing. Even though a Samsung executive had offered hints earlier this year that the company would launch a dual-edge Galaxy Note 5, a new report claims otherwise. Maybe the Korean electronics giant was initially considering going ahead with the dual-edge Note 5, but has dropped the plan.

Galaxy Note 5 Leak Points To No Edge Variant

Galaxy Note 5 will stand alone

Chinese website has learned from its sources that there will be no Edge variant of the Galaxy Note 5. Last year, Samsung surprised the markets by launching a niche Galaxy Note Edge with a curved screen. The company took it a step further with the launch of dual-edge Galaxy S6 Edge. But the Galaxy Note 5 will stand alone.

It doesn’t mean Samsung will not launch a new dual-edge smartphone this year. It will reportedly bring Galaxy S6 Plus with curves on both sides of the screen. The S6 Plus will lack an S Pen stylus. The Galaxy Note Edge wasn’t very popular, but the Galaxy S6 Edge has tasted success. It’s likely that Samsung would launch a bigger screen version of the S6 Edge to capitalize on its popularity.

Galaxy Note 5 to have a huge 4100mAh battery

Meanwhile, has also revealed the key specs and features of the Galaxy Note 5. The publication said Samsung’s upcoming phablet will feature a 5.89-inch quad HD display, an improved S Pen stylus, and a huge 4,100mAh battery. The Galaxy Note 5 Samsung is currently testing runs TouchWiz on top of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. The phablet will be 7.9mm thick.

The website adds that the Note 5 will feature wireless charging, a non-removable battery, but no expandable storage. It will be powered by Samsung’s in-house Exynos 7422 all-in-one chipset that combines RAM, CPU, GPU, memory, and modem on a single chip. It will support the new USB Type-C port with reversible charging and faster data transfer.

The Galaxy Note 5 is widely expected to be unveiled at the annual IFA event in September.