Galaxy Note 5 vs. Galaxy S6: 5 Things to Know in May

In May, we’ve started to see Samsung Galaxy Note 5 rumors emerge at a rapid pace teasing smartphone enthusiasts and smartphone buyers. With the month coming to a close, we want to take a look at the five most important things you need to know about the inevitable Galaxy Note 5 vs Galaxy S6 matchup.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are two of the best Android smartphones on the market. They accomplished this feat thanks to its impressive array of features including a new design language that features glass and metal. The devices will remain two of the top Android phones for the foreseeable future though we’ve started to hear about some new competition.

As we’ve moved away from the Galaxy S6 release, we’ve started to hear more about potential in-house competitors for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Galaxy Note 5 rumors are rampant and so are rumors of another device, a Galaxy S6 Edge style version of the Galaxy Note Edge.

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Samsung’s new Galaxy Note isn’t confirmed but thanks to these rumors and leaks, we have a pretty good read on what to expect months ahead of the device’s launch date. Nothing is confirmed until Samsung takes the stage but we have enough to start making some early comparisons.

This comparison focuses on the most important things to know about how the current Galaxy Note 5 rumors compare to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. The Galaxy Note 5 vs Galaxy S6 matchup isn’t set in stone but this quick outline of what we’ve seen in May will help set your expectations as we push deeper into the year towards a Galaxy Note 5 release.

Galaxy Note 5 Release Date

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Galaxy Note 5 Release Date

It's only May but you're interested to hear how the Galaxy Note 5 is stacking up with the Galaxy S6 so far. Well, the first thing that we'll tell you is that we still have a long way to go before the Galaxy Note 5 rumor cycle matures and a long way to go before the Galaxy Note 5 is announced. It's still very early. That said, we're starting to get a read on some of the most important details. 

Earlier this month, a report from Korean outlet WhoWired Korea made the rounds and it outlined some potential Galaxy Note 5 launch details. The publication claimed that Samsung would expedite the Galaxy Note 5 release in an effort to combat the rumored iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

The report also claimed that the company planned to finalize the Galaxy Note 5 in June and start taking Galaxy Note 5 pre-orders soon after. It said that the launch would coincide with the arrival of Samsung Pay, Samsung’s Apple Pay competitor. Rubbish, says Samsung. 

Samsung's JK Shin took the time to dismiss the rumors. He didn't elaborate but he didn't have to. The fact that he addressed these rumors is unusual and our guess is that he is trying to set consumer and investor expectations accordingly.   

The company always announces the Galaxy Note at IFA and IFA kicks off on September 4th. There's no reason, at this point, to believe that it will announce the Galaxy Note 5 anywhere else. So, if you're thinking about buying the Galaxy S6 or the Note 5, you're probably in for a wait. 

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