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Fresh Galaxy Note 5 details revealed in new report

Published May 7th, 2015 4:00PM EDT
Galaxy Note 5 Specs and Features

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Samsung is already working on its next big thing: The Galaxy Note 5 phablet. The announcement of the fifth-generation high-end phablet is likely going to take place in September, but a fresh report brings over some unexpected Galaxy Note 5 details. Surprisingly, after launching two versions of both the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S6 in the past year, Samsung might not have two Galaxy Note 5 models in stores this fall.

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According to SamMobile‘s sources, Samsung might release just one top Galaxy Note version this year that will sport a flat display. The specs list for it isn’t yet final, as the company is still testing certain components, such as 2K and 4K Super AMOLED screens.

One interesting component of the Galaxy Note 5 might be the Exynos 7422 processor, which should be Samsung’s first ever all-in-one smartphone chip. The company already detailed such chip technology (known as ePoP), that includes processor, graphics processing unit, RAM and storage and modem into a single chip. The modem is apparently also made by Samsung rather than being purchased from a third-party supplier.

Samsung is reportedly also testing a Galaxy Note 5 model with an Exynos 7430 chip inside, though this type of processor might not be ready for “prime time” yet, SamMobile says.

While the company might not make a high-end Galaxy Note 5 edge this year, the Android handset maker is working on a successor for the Galaxy Note Edge launched last year alongside the Galaxy Note 4.

According to the online publication, the handset is not going to be a flagship device. The curved phablet might sport a 5.4- or 5.5-inch dual-edge Super AMOLED screen, hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor, 16GB of storage, 16-megapixel camera with OIS, 8-megapixel front-facing camera and S Pen stylus.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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