I knew it was coming, I just knew. It had happened in previous Samsung Galaxy flagships and it would definitely happen again and in the future as well. A couple of photos of the actual (or as it claims) soon-to-be-announced Samsung Galaxy Note 5 have leaked online.
Some things have changed for 2015.
We normally hear new Galaxy Note phablet announcements in September and most users would get their hands on the devices as early as October. But this year, it's not the same case anymore. It has been confirmed that the 5th-gen Galaxy Note (together with also-rumored Galaxy S6 Edge+) will be formally announced on August 13th in New York which makes it about a month ahead than usual. This also means the release dates will be earlier than the first four Galaxy Notes.
But wait there's more to be heard about these leaks.
The person who leaked these images were able to share some important details about this phablet that many users will appreciate and won't. First of all, the leakster confirmed that the Galaxy Note 5 won't have microSD card slot for memory expansion. I know, the same thing as found on Galaxy S6 right? I hope that is not right, but looks like this is a reality now for the device. It was also confirmed that the GNote 5 will come in 32/64/128GB variants.
That particular absence of memory card slot seems to be obvious in the images above. One more important thing these photos suggest, the phone still looks strong and premium both in feel and look thanks to the Gorilla Glass covering on front and rear panels plus the curved edges on the back. So what feature these photos tell us? Non-removable battery.
The infrared sensor that's normally found on the top of every Galaxy S and Note devices is also missing on the Note 5.
We will all confirm those once Samsung officially unveils the Galaxy Note 5 next week. Stay tuned.
Leaked press renders of Note 5 and S6 Edge+