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Galaxy Note 5: Leaked Renders May be Our First Look at Samsung’s Next Big Thing

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 9:02PM EST
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We’ve come to expect a lot of things from Samsung’s Galaxy Note series, including absolutely gorgeous displays, cutting-edge hardware and a bunch of annoying, storage-clogging bloatware. We expect much of the same from the upcoming Galaxy Note 5 and new leaked renders posted over at may give us our first look at Samsung’s newest flagship phablet.

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As you can see in the image below, it looks like Samsung has designed the Note 5 to look more like this year’s Galaxy S6 than the traditional Galaxy Note, which shouldn’t be too surprising since the Note series typically follows the design cues of the Galaxy S series.

Interestingly, it doesn’t look like the Note 5 will feature a reversible USB Type-C port, as has been previously hinted at in past rumors. USB Type-C ports, for those of you who don’t know, are better than traditional USB ports because you can use them for a lot more — the new MacBook’s USB 3.1 port, for instance, delivers the device’s power, USB data transfer, HDMI and VGA capabilities.

Other rumored specs for the device include a giant 5.9-inch 2K Super AMOLED display and a 4,100mAh battery. Samsung is expected to reveal the Galaxy Note 5 at this year’s IFA in Berlin in September, right around the time Apple will likely unveil its new iPhone 6s Plus phablet.

Be sure to check out more leaked renders of the Galaxy Note 5 over at by clicking here.


Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.