Considering that all Galaxy Note versions to date launched at the German IFA tradeshow around early September, it’s hardly surprising to hear that the Galaxy Note 5 will also be unveiled in September at the same show. What is somewhat surprisng, however, is that one Samsung executive basically just confirmed it.
Recent reports, already denied by Samsung, claimed the Galaxy Note 5 might be released earlier than expected to beat Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6s Plus to market. However, Samsung’s executive vice president Rhee In Jong seems to have confirmed that the Galaxy Note 5 will launch in September.
According to Bloomberg, Rhee told investors on a conference call that the company had to push back the launch of Samsung Pay to September. The wireless payments service was supposed to be made available to Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge users in America and Korea this summer, as early as July.
Rhee added that the service will debut in the U.S. at the same time with the next high-end mobile device. Rhee didn’t specifically name the Galaxy Note 5 in the process, but it’s more than likely the executive was referring to the next high-end phablet, considering Samsung’s smartphone launch patterns in recent years.
“The new service will likely be deployed on its next Galaxy Note device,” Daishin Securities Co said. “The key is how fast Samsung will be able to expand the service to lower-end devices.”