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Galaxy Note 5: Latest leaked images raise more questions than answers

Updated 4 years ago

After previous Galaxy Note 5 leaks claimed the handset will have an auto-ejecting S Pen stylus, a new series of images seems to contradict that rumor. The pictures suggest the new phablet will rely on the same type of stylus ejection as its predecessors: You’ll have to take it out manually whenever you need to use it.

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Samsung is rumored to launch the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 edge Plus phablets during an event in mid-August. Why so soon? Various reports have said that the company wants to have its next flagship devices in stores long before the iPhone 6s family launches.

Images obtained by NowhereElse show what seems to be a prototype version of a gold Galaxy Note 5 handset. The design of the Galaxy Note 5 in these pictures appears to be in line with what other leaked images have suggested — overall, we’re looking at what seems to be Samsung’s bigger Galaxy S6 handset.

However, one of the photos shows that the S Pen area has a small gap that would allow users to dig a fingernail in to remove the stylus. Then again, this gap may just be there to make pressing the stylus in to eject it more comfortable.

You can check these newly leaked Galaxy Note 5 photos below.

Chris Smith
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 closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.