Samsung is widely expected to launch its new Galaxy Note 5 phablet at the IFA event in September. Last year, the Korean company released two devices, Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge. However, there will be no Galaxy Note 5 Edge this time, reports coming out of China claimed last month. Samsung will instead go for a bigger variant of the Galaxy S6 Edge, and it will be called Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.
Galaxy Note 5 controls layout resembles Galaxy S6
A trademark filing with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has apparently confirmed the existence of the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. If that was not enough, new cases of the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus have leaked, revealing their design. Phone Arena has obtained images showing the cases of the two upcoming devices from MobileDirect, a distributor of smartphone accessories.
The Galaxy Note 5 cases suggest that the device will have the same controls layout as the Galaxy S6. The camera cut out shows that the LED flashlight will sit alongside the camera module, instead of under it like in the Galaxy Note 4. Its 3.5mm audio jack and loudspeaker will be placed on the bottom. That’s in line with a previous report from the reputed French website NoWhereElse.fr.
Galaxy S6 Edge Plus to be similar to the S6 Edge
The Galaxy Note 5 is expected to feature a 2K 5.9-inch Super AMOLED display, 3GB RAM, and a huge 4,100mAh battery. The phablet will be powered by Samsung’s Exynos 7422 all-in-one processor that combines CPU, GPU, RAM, storage, and memory on a single chip. Last month’s leak by NoWhereElse.fr indicates that the Galaxy Note 5’s front would look pretty similar to that of the Galaxy S6.
The Galaxy S6 Edge Plus that will replace the rumored Note 5 Edge will simply be a larger version of the Galaxy S6 Edge, with some changes on the inside. Phone Arena says the S6 Edge Plus will run Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor rather than Exynos 7420 in the S6 Edge. It is expected to have a slightly bigger size and a 16-megapixel main camera.