Samsung is widely expected to announce the Galaxy Note 5 at tomorrow’s Unpacked launch event in New York City. With just hours to go before the start of Samsung’s show, we want to take a look at a few last minute details Galaxy Note 5 buyers should know about.
For several months, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 rumors have teased Samsung enthusiasts and those looking to buy a brand new smartphone. We’ve seen rumors outline potential Galaxy Note 5 specs, the Galaxy Note 5 release date, even the Galaxy Note 5 design.
The Galaxy Note 5 still isn’t confirmed but we think we know a ton about Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 successor and a device that’s expected to challenge the rumored iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus when they arrive on shelves in in the weeks ahead.
Tomorrow should be a big day for the Galaxy Note 5 and those interested in buying it. The company is hosting an Unpacked launch event in New York and it’s there that Samsung will acknowledge the elephant in the room. The Galaxy Note 5 will be on display tomorrow, you can count on that.
With just hours to go before the start of Samsung’s live stream (11AM EST), we want to take a look at a few Galaxy Note 5 details that are just now trickling in. Keep these in mind as we get closer and closer to the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 launch date.
New Galaxy Note 5 Release Details
Several new Galaxy Note 5 release details have emerged in the hours before Samsung’s big event and they include new information about the phone’s release.
According to a report from The Korea Times, the company’s Galaxy Note 5 release will be focused on selected markets including countries in North America and Asia. This lines up with early rumors about the Galaxy Note 5 release and it could explain why we saw several U.S. Galaxy Note 5 variants cruise through the FCC well ahead of launch.
The newest Samsung handsets will be introduced in New York in what Samsung officials say was “strategic decision” representing its commitment to raise its market share in North America.
The United States’ Galaxy Note 5 release date has yet to emerge but with Galaxy Note 5 sales expected to start on or around August 20th, we could see U.S. carriers start taking orders for the upcoming flagship much earlier than in years past.
The U.S. won’t be the company’s only focus. China, another huge emerging market, should also play a big role in the Galaxy Note 5 release. Today a Galaxy Note 5 variant headed for Taiwan passed through the NCC on its way to shelves. Like the FCC filings, it’s a sign that China could be one of the first markets to get the Galaxy Note 5.
Galaxy Note 5 Price
We still don’t know how much the Galaxy Note 5 will cost exactly but The Korea Times cites Samsung officials who claim that the “pricing strategy will be flexible according to market situations.”
In other words, don’t expect the Russian Galaxy Note 5 pricing that leaked a few days ago to matchup exactly with the Galaxy Note 5 pricing in the United States.
Samsung recently discounted its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge to make way for its new premium flagship devices and analysts believe that the Galaxy Note 5 will still be aimed at the high-end segment.
Galaxy Note 5 Battery
It looks like rumors of a 3,000 mAh non-removable battery were true. The reliable evleaks claims that the Galaxy Note 5 will feature a 3,000 mAh battery and not a 4,000 mAh battery as some have suggested.
This is interesting because if true, the Galaxy Note 5’s battery will be smaller than the 3,220 mAh battery found inside of the Galaxy Note 4.
Samsung’s rumored to be featuring a Exynos 7420 processor and 4GB of RAM inside of the Galaxy Note 5 so it could be banking on the processor and its software to help deliver the same all-day battery life that many current Galaxy Note users are accustomed to.
Galaxy Note 5 Specs Firm Up
Information gleaned from a leaked Galaxy Note 5 retail box has helped several Galaxy Note 5 specs firm up ahead of launch.
The leak centers on a list of specs detailed on the back of the device’s alleged case. The box lists several key features including wireless charging, 32GB of storage space, a 16MP rear camera, a 5MP front-facing camera, a 64-bit processor, and a 5.7-inch Quad HD display.
All of these features have been rumored in the run up to the Galaxy Note 5 launch tomorrow and these are features that buyers can count on at this point.
Galaxy Note 5 Accessories
And finally, a number of Galaxy Note 5 accessories have emerged on Amazon ahead of tomorrow’s Galaxy Note 5 launch date.
PhoneArena has spotted several new Galaxy Note 5 cases from Ulak that show off the cases and what could be the Galaxy Note 5’s design.
Ulak isn’t the first accessory maker to start showing off Galaxy Note 5 cases ahead of time. Spigen and Urban Armor Gear have begun taking pre-orders for their Galaxy Note 5 accessories ahead of the device’s launch and ahead of the release date.
UAG claims that it will start shipping out its pre-orders later on this month.
Galaxy Note 5 Release Date Soon
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 launch date is confirmed for August 13th but the Galaxy Note 5 release date is still shrouded in mystery as we approach the device's highly anticipated launch.
As we noted over the weekend, we're expecting the Galaxy Note 5 release date to land a few days after the announcement for a few reasons which include the iPhone 6s release date.
You can count on a Galaxy Note 5 release date in August but you shouldn't expect every single region and every single carrier to get the Galaxy Note 5 on the first day.
Count on a widespread global Galaxy Note 5 release but know that these things take time. Not even Apple is able to get the iPhone out to everyone all at once. The supply chain has its limitations.
You can count on big markets like South Korea, Japan and the United States being among the first to get the device. And with Samsung (and its partners) clearly trying to get this phone out before the iPhone 6s, you can count on a ton of release dates taking place before September 9th.