Galaxy Note 5: The First Photos Are Out (Unofficially)

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Samsung is expected to officially unveil the Galaxy Note 5 at its Unpacked event today, but a website has leaked images it claims are of the smartphone and has posted them a few hours early. The photos show what appears to be a dummy Galaxy Note 5 destined for display in stores that do not put out working models for potential buyers to try out.

Galaxy Note 5 in white and gold posted the images, and it should be noted that the website has a fairly good track record in terms of leaks about upcoming devices. There really aren’t any surprises in the photos, which show white and gold versions. They do show off the Galaxy Note 5 from pretty much every angle though.

The S Pen for the device fits into the bottom corner, and there’s apparently no microSD slot. There have been suggestions that the SPen will auto-eject or be clickable, although many have doubts about these futures.

Galaxy Note 5 rumors

The Galaxy Note 5 is expected to sport a 5.7-inch QHD display, a 16-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, and 4 gigabytes of RAM. Samsung is rumored to be using either an Exynos 7420 chip or possibly an Exynos 7422 processor (seen as much less likely) for the device.

Of course the phablet will probably come with Android 5.1 Lollipop, the latest version of the operating system, preloaded on it. There are expected to be 32-gigabyte, 64-gigabyte and 128-gigabyte models to choose from. It’s also expected to have a 3,000 mAh battery.

Not many hardware upgrades are expecting, although it’s possible Samsung will upgrade the cameras with new sensors, and the display is expected to be better. The backing is expected to be glass rather than the faux leather look Samsung has used in previous iterations.

There have been rumors about a Galaxy Note 5 Edge with a curved screen coming, although many are expecting just one device at today’s event. Samsung’s Unpacked event begins at noon Eastern, so stay tuned to see whether the Galaxy Note 5 lives up to all the rumors. The company will be putting up a live stream of the event.

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