We’ve been saying that Samsung may not showcase the upcoming Galaxy Note 5 at the IFA this September and there’s a possibility of an early launch. True enough, the South Korean tech giant will finally unveil the new Note in a special tech event in New York on the 12th of August. No formal invites have been sent out yet but this information came from sources close to some telecoms in Taiwan.

Samsung’s decision to roll out the new flagship could be to go ahead of Apple who is launching the next iPhone middle of September. We’ve heard a lot of information about the Galaxy Note 5 already although we’re treating them as rumors for now. Leaked images are aplenty and there won’t be an end to them being published until Samsung makes a formal announcement.

The latest set of images we’ve seen is from protective phone case maker ITSKINS which GSMArena recently shared. Rendered images include those not only for the Galaxy Note 5 but also for the rumored Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.

Here’s what we know about the Galaxy Note 5 so far:

USB Type-C Port
premium look with rugged build
• 5.7-inch Super AMOLED screen
• 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution
• 3GB or 4GB RAM
• Exynos 7422 chipset
• larger 4100mAh battery
a new ejectable S Pen
Write on PDF feature
• support for wireless rapid charging technology

A few months back, we even said that the Galaxy Note 5 may come with the highest pixel density ever and that the phablet will be ready for the consumer-ready and PC-compatible Samsung Gear VR. This phone is also speculated to have a glass back just like the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge which means there might not be any removable battery–again just like the first two flagship phones.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

Meanwhile, there’s also a set of rendered images of the rumored Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. The name alone gives us an idea that it will be a larger version of the S6 edge. Dimensions of this phablet is said to be 154.4mm x 75.8mm x 6.9mm so screen should be almost the same as the Galaxy Note 5 model.

Details are scarce but we learned it will have the same 16MP camera with OIS, a 5MP front-facing cam, 4GB RAM, 32GB built-in storage, Snapdragon 808 SoC processor, micro USB connector, possibly a microSD card slot, and a 3000 mAh battery. We find the use of a Qualcomm chipset interesting because we know that Samsung is already shying away from the American chipmaker.

We can expect the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus to be revealed together with the Note 5 next month.

VIA: Digitimes, GSMArena