Despite the strong rumors (or maybe that was just wishful thinking on their part?) that Samsung will break tradition and release the new version of their phablet earlier, an official statement from the Korean OEM’s president seems to have debunked that. Samsung President Shin Jong-Kyun confirmed that there will be no June or July announcement of the Galaxy Note 5, although there is still no definite date as to when that will actually happen.
With the expected success of the new flagship devices, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, people were expecting that Samsung would ride on this renewed excitement for their products by releasing the Galaxy Note 5 earlier than scheduled. This rumor was further fueled by sources who were saying that they were actually able to finish the prototypes of the new phablet and that they were even putting up the product for pre-orders. And if they did release it in July, they will even be ahead of the annual announcement of archrival Apple and whatever new iPhone they will be introducing this year.
But it was Jong-kyun himself who said that it won’t be happening anytime soon. He also denied reports that despite the warm reception the Galaxy S6 has been receiving, that sales figures are not reflecting that, and it is in fact, struggling. He believes that the recently released flagship devices will be “strong engines” for the company.
Early rumors about the Galaxy Note 5 is that it will have the all-in-one solution in Samsung’s own Exynos 7422 chipset. The phablet may also sport either a 2K resolution or a UHD 4K resolution, and will most likely have a 3GB RAM, a 3220 mAh battery, and a 13MP/8MP main and front-facing camera respectively. Now that the June/July announcement has been denied, we can once again expect it to be sometime this September.