Another day, another set of leaked images and information about the upcoming Galaxy Note 5. It is perhaps the most anticipated phablet at the moment simply because it’s from Samsung and it’s a Note device which means it’s gonna be bigger and more powerful than ever. The numerous rumors we’ve already heard and featured are enough to convince us the next Note will not disappoint. However, there are conflicting ideas that the ejectable S pen is not true and that the company will retain the manual slide mechanism because of the glass back material.
Samsung is set to make an official announcement and unveil the new phone-tablet on August 12 in a tech event in New York. That’s less than two weeks from now so expect more images or renders to be leaked. The latest set of photos we saw seem to have been taken in high resolution. The subject matches the unit prototype we showed off yesterday. Contrary to what a South Korean source was saying, the Note 5 pictured here shows a small notch on the bottom edge of the mobile device.
The back cover seems to be a glass material as well so the question of where to put a stylus should be answered. You won’t find it on the back because you can remove it–auto eject–the S pen from the bottom. You push that metal-looking notch and the stylus will be revealed. It may still not be an ejectable S pen but at least we have an idea where Samsung has placed the stylus this time.
As for the specs, GSMArena was able to gather new information. It was only sent as an anonymous tip to the website but a screenshot of the CPU-Z system info on a Galaxy Note 5 gives us some clarity. The device is known as SM-N920F, the same model discussed before that will be equipped with 4GB RAM and a glass back material and an octa-core 64-bit CPU Exynos 7422 SoC from Samsung.
The CPU-Z info mainly confirms what we already heard a couple of weeks ago. So 4GB of RAM and Samsung Exynos 7422 chipset? We’re almost sure about that. The 32GB internal storage could be true too, as well as, an improved 5.7-inch QHD panel. The glass back material may mean there won’t be any removable battery or a microSD card slot similar to the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge but when you look at one of the leaked images below, there are some lines or slits at the bottom of the back part. My guess is the back cover could be easily removed from there with a small pull gesture. What could that be?