We will get to see Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ when the company unveils its latest phablets at the Unpacked event in New York on Thursday, August 13. Meanwhile, last minute leaks and details keep pouring in. Chinese website Digi-wo has leaked new images of the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ complete with their retail boxes.
Galaxy Note 5 in its full glory
The retail boxes are quite informative as they list specs of the phones. Samsung executives are demoing the devices to potential partners, and the devices have apparently reached many retail locations ahead of launch. The Galaxy Note 5 retail box details 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display with 515ppi, 4G LTE, and 4GB RAM. Note 5 will be powered by 64-bit octa-core Exynos 7420 processor, contrary to rumors of an all-in-one Exynos 7422 chipset.
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The device comes with 32GB of built-in storage (64GB and 128GB will also be available), but no microSD slot option. The Galaxy Note 5 was rumored to come with an auto-ejectable S Pen stylus. These images don’t confirm the S Pen ejection mechanism. But Reddit user joelrtaveras, who attended a meeting with Samsung executives, said that the Note 5 has a push-to-pop ejection mechanism.
Galaxy Note 5 feels better in hand
The Galaxy Note 5 has an S6-like design, a 16-megapixel main camera with optical image stabilization, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, and wireless charging. The device features microUSB 2.0 port, dropping the rumored USB 3.0 Type-C port. Reddit user joelrtaveras said the Note 5 is slightly thicker than the iPhone 6 Plus, but feels better in hand. Previously leaked images showed that the Galaxy Note 5 would offer greater customization for the Air Command feature.
Digi-wo also obtained images of the Galaxy S6 Edge+, which is simply an upscaled version of the Galaxy S6 Edge. The S6 Edge+ is expected to feature 4GB RAM, 64-bit Exynos 7420 chipset, 16MP rear camera and 5MP front snapper. Both devices will run Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.