Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Release Date Nears

Samsung still isn’t talking about the Galaxy Note 5 release but thanks to a series of FCC filings, we know that the Galaxy Note 5 release date is getting closer.

For several months, consumers in the United States have been bombarded with Samsung Galaxy Note 5 rumors. As the weeks have gone on, these Galaxy Note 5 rumors have started to firm up and we now have a number of solid leads ahead of Samsung’s announcement.

While most of these details about the Galaxy Note 5 specs and Galaxy Note 5 release date come from publications with insider sources, we’ve also seen some official Galaxy Note 5 details emerge. And once again, we’re seeing those official bodies provide new Galaxy Note 5 release details ahead of time.

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Earlier this month, the AT&T Galaxy Note 5 and Verizon Galaxy Note 5 releases were confirmed thanks to their FCC filings. AT&T’s Galaxy Note 5 is the SM-N920A while the Verizon Galaxy Note 5 model number has been confirmed as SM-N920V. These model numbers follow Samsung’s conventional naming patterns.

These FCC filings confirm the AT&T and Verizon versions of the Galaxy Note 5 but they also point to an imminent Galaxy Note 5 release date in the United States. Typically, FCC filings arrive shortly after a device is announced on stage. In the case of the Galaxy Note 5, they’ve come before the launch.

Today we have new evidence to support this early Galaxy Note 5 release date theory. Blog of Mobile has discovered the Sprint Galaxy Note 5 lurking at the FCC. While the filing doesn’t call the Galaxy Note 5 out by name, the SM-N920P model number aligns with the other known Galaxy Note 5 model numbers. Sprint also uses “P” to designate its devices from other carriers.

This filing doesn’t mean that a Sprint Galaxy Note 5 release date will happen tomorrow but it does mean that we could perhaps see the Galaxy Note release date arrive in the United States much earlier than Samsung’s typical September-October release window.


The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 launch date is rumored for August 12th, much earlier than the start of IFA 2015 in Berlin, Germany. For four years, Samsung used IFA to announce its Galaxy Note though reports suggest that Samsung’s decided to bump the launch up to put some space between the Galaxy Note and Apple’s rumored iPhone 6s.

Samsung hasn’t sent out media invites just yet so that date isn’t confirmed. We also don’t know how it will approach this year’s Galaxy Note launch. Typically, it uses a big stage to reveal new features and a release date. It’s not clear if it will do that this year with the Galaxy Note 5.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 release date is also expected to arrive shortly after the company announces the phone, a bit of a change from previous years.

Galaxy Note 5 release date rumors have called out August 21st as the device’s release date in key regions like the United States and Asia. Galaxy Note 5 rumors suggest that Europe and perhaps Russia will see a delayed Galaxy Note 5 release date. It’s not clear how long that delay might be.

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These FCC filings support rumblings of an early Galaxy Note 5 release date and that should please those who have become enamored with the device’s rumored features.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 specs aren’t confirmed but we’ve seen a number of reports outline key details regarding its screen, processor and more.

Samsung’s next-gen Galaxy Note is expected to feature a design that falls in line with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, a new S Pen, a 4,000 mAh battery, 4GB of RAM and a new Exynos 7 processor, four color options, and a whole lot more.

It’s still not clear how much this will cost consumers in the United States or abroad but it looks like we might not have to wait too long to find out.

10 Things to Do Before the Galaxy Note 5 Release Date

Research Your Galaxy Note 5 Storage Needs

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Research Your Galaxy Note 5 Storage Needs

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 isn't official yet but that doesn't mean that you can't prepare for its arrival. There are a number of things you can do ahead of Samsung's announcement and release and deciding on how much storage you might need is one of them. 

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 design is reportedly going to be similar to the Galaxy S6's. That means premium build materials but it also means no microSD card slot for expanded storage. If this is true, and it probably is, it's going to put pressure on you to figure out how much internal storage you'll need. 

If Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 doesn't feature expandable storage, it'll likely come with several storage options. Those storage options will vary in price. You don't want to pay for storage that you're never going to need so you'll want to think about this ahead of time.

Take a look at your current device, think about how you might use your next phone, and estimate how much storage it will take to feel comfortable. For some of you, it might be 32GB. For others, it might be a 128GB of space. 

We don't know how much the Galaxy Note 5 will come with yet but chances are we'll see some sort of combo featuring 32GB, 64GB and 128GB.

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