Samsung may have just tipped off its own Galaxy Note 5 release date.
For weeks, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 rumors have been swirling around teasing consumers with potential details about the device’s specs, launch date and more.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 isn’t official and it could be several months before the company takes the stage to announce it. That said, consumers now have a pretty good idea about what to expect from the Galaxy Note 5 launch date and the Galaxy Note 5 release date. Thanks to Samsung itself.
A report from Bloomberg confirms some bad news. Samsung’s Executive Vice President Rhee In Jong says that the company’s Samsung Pay initiative, a direct competitor for Apple Pay that was announced alongside the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge in March, will not go live in July as expected.
Instead, Samsung says that its mobile payment platform will be pushed to September, a month that’s also host to a certain trade show that the company likes to use to announce new Galaxy Note products.
IFA 2015 kicks off on September 4th in Berlin, Germany and all signs point to a Galaxy Note 5 launch in and around the start of the show. It’s there that the company will likely detail everything from the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 specs to the Galaxy Note 5 release date.
Galaxy Note 5 release date rumors have been non-existent but some analysts believe that Samsung Pay’s release will tie-in with the release of the Galaxy Note 5. Claire Kim, an analyst from Korea, told Bloomberg that “the new service will likely be deployed on its next Galaxy Note device.”
Over the years, Samsung’s closed the gap between announcement date and release. And with a Galaxy Note 5 launch rumored for early September, it’s possible that we’ll see the Galaxy Note 5 arrive in and around the same time that Samsung pushes Samsung Pay live for Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge users.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 release is still shrouded in mystery though rumors have pointed to an arrival in the United States. Early Galaxy Note 5 release rumors that outed the device’s model number hinted at a release for top carriers AT&T and Verizon Wireless.
AT&T and Verizon have both carried the Galaxy Note series for a number of years now and AT&T was the first carrier to offer the Galaxy Note in the United States. Sprint, U.S. Cellular, and T-Mobile have offered the Galaxy Note since the arrival of the Galaxy Note 2 though it’s not clear if they will release the Galaxy Note 5.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 itself is shaping up to be a powerful smartphone and one fit for the Galaxy Note line of devices. Galaxy Note 5 specs aren’t confirmed but they’re expected to include a large Quad HD or Ultra HD display, a new all-in-one Exynos 7 processor from Samsung, and new camera features.
Samsung has shifted to a new design language that includes glass and metal and many are expecting the next Galaxy Note to feature a non-plastic design. In recent comments made to Pocket-lint, Samsung UK’s vice president for mobile and IT Conor Pierce hinted at the continuation of Samsung’s premium product lines.
Rumors continue to point to the arrival of a new big screen version of the Galaxy S6 Edge though it’s not yet clear if this will be the Galaxy Note Edge or something else entirely. A recent report has suggested that this device will go by the name Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus though Samsung has thus far refused to comment on the rumors.