The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 isn’t confirmed but it’s clearly on the way and it looks like it could be here soon. With a Galaxy Note 5 launch inching closer, we want to take a look at what you can expect from Samsung and its highly anticipated Galaxy Note 5 launch date.
For several months, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 rumors have teased those in the hunt for a new smartphone. They’ve hinted at everything from the Galaxy Note 5 specs to the Galaxy Note 5’s carriers to the Galaxy Note 5 release date. Samsung still isn’t talking about the Galaxy Note 5 but that really doesn’t matter at this point.
As the weeks have gone on, we’ve seen Galaxy Note 5 rumors start to firm up around specific features and specific dates. And from the look of things, the Galaxy Note 5’s big day is on the horizon.
With an Unpacked event scheduled for August in New York City, and Galaxy Note 5 rumors swirling, we want to take a look at everything you can expect from the Galaxy Note 5 launch date, the day that Samsung announces the Galaxy Note 5. This will help set your expectations as we move deeper into the summer.
This is the Galaxy Note 5 Launch Date
Earlier this week, Samsung sent out invites for an Unpacked launch event in New York City. The event is set for August 13th, much earlier than usual, and there’s rampant speculation about what the company will announce there. We’re still not entirely sure but there’s a very good chance the Galaxy Note 5 will be the star of the show.
There are a few reasons why you should expect August 13th to be the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 launch date:
- Galaxy Note 5 launch date rumors have pointed to August 13th.
- Samsung says that “The Next Galaxy” will launch there.
- Unpacked events are reserved for big Samsung mobile product launches.
If you’ve been looking forward to this year’s Galaxy Note, you can go ahead and circle that date on the calendar in pen. Unless Samsung’s plans hit a snag, that will be the Galaxy Note 5 launch date and the day that you see many of these Galaxy Note 5 rumors confirmed.
Galaxy Note 5 Release Date
You can expect Samsung to announce the Galaxy Note 5 release date on stage during its launch event. Samsung used to announce vague release windows for its flagship smartphones. Those days are gone and they probably won’t return.
Samsung’s borrowed a few pages out of Apple’s iPhone launch playbook and these days, the company likes to reveal specific release date details on stage during its events. We expect Samsung to use this strategy in August when it announces the Galaxy Note 5.
With Samsung clearly nervous about the iPhone 6s launch in September, we expect the company to outline specific Galaxy Note 5 release date details for key regions like South Korea and the United States at its event.
With the Galaxy Note 5 launch taking place in New York, there’s a good chance that the U.S. will be one of Samsung’s focus areas. It helps that the device has cleared the FCC for AT&T, Verizon and Sprint.
Rumor has it, the Galaxy Note 5 release date will arrive early this year, August 21st early. If that’s the case, expect tons of specifics on stage.
Galaxy Note 5 Features
The purpose of these launch events is to help Samsung executives sell consumers on a product. In this case, it’s the Samsung Galaxy Note 5.
To help sell the Galaxy Note 5, executives must outline all of the key features coming with the new device that’s exactly what we expect from the Galaxy Note 5 launch event. A smorgasbord of specs.
If you’ve been following along, then you know that the Galaxy Note 5 spec sheet has been filled out early thanks to an avalanche of credible rumors. While we don’t have every single detail, here’s what we expect from the Samsung Galaxy Note 5’s main feature set:
- 5.7-inch Quad HD display
- Exynos 7 CPU with 4GB RAM
- New S Pen
- Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
- Galaxy S6-style design
- 4,000 mAh battery
- 16MP rear camera/5MP front-facing camera
Galaxy Note 5 Accessories
The Galaxy Note 5 is expected to feature a deep accessory ecosystem and we fully expect Samsung, and third-party manufacturers, to detail Galaxy Note 5 accessories on and around its launch date.
Reports point to the arrival of new accessories from Samsung and we already know that case makers are prepared for the Galaxy Note 5’s release.
Spigen, a manufacturer known for stealing headlines with early product launches, is already offering Galaxy Note 5 cases on pre-order through its website. Spigen won’t be the only one trying to capture the attention of prospective Galaxy Note 5 buyers in August.
Expect to see a number of Galaxy Note 5 accessories detailed on launch day.
Expect More Than Usual
With a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 release date rumored for August 21st (much earlier than usual), and Apple’s iPhone 6s launch clearly in the cards for the fall, we’re expecting Samsung to really get after it as this launch event.
The company is notorious for keeping some details a mystery for hours, days or sometimes even weeks after a device’s launch. We don’t expect this to be the case with the Galaxy Note 5 launch date.
We expect the company to be forthcoming about storage, colors, processors, release date details, price, and more. We expect it to lay it all out there for consumers. This might not help it topple the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus but it will go a long way with consumers.
Expect this launch date to be more detailed and more to the point than past Galaxy Note launch dates. Samsung can’t afford to be vague or frustrating anymore.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 launch date should also include some other products.
Thanks to rumors and reports, the company is expected to feature a larger version of the Galaxy S6 Edge called Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+. This device is expected to take the place of a Galaxy Note Edge 2 though it’s not expected to feature an S Pen stylus, a hallmark of the Galaxy Note series.
The device is rumored to look like a Galaxy S6 Edge but with a bigger screen and some different specifications. It’s thought to have a 5.5-inch Quad HD display, a big battery, 16MP rear camera, and more. This photo leak shows you what the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus will look like next to the smaller model.
Like the Galaxy Note 5, this device is all but confirmed.
Samsung Gear A
Samsung’s been investing in wearables for awhile now and it looks like the company will finally launch the Apple Watch competitor that it reportedly delayed earlier this year.
This device is rumored to be called Gear A and according to The Wall Street Journal, there’s a chance that it will arrive alongside the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+. It’s expected to work with Samsung’s new Samsung Pay platform when it goes live in September.
Not much is known about this new smartwatch though early rumors pointed to a rotating bezel ring among other features.
Its been a year since Samsung last released a smartwatch so we wouldn’t be surprised if the company got an Apple Watch competitor out ahead of the holidays.
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.