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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

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.



  1. YTG137

    07/21/2015 at 12:46 pm

    Any speculation on whether Note 5 will have a microSD slot? Lack of one was the reason I chose the LG G4 over Samsung Galaxy S6 went I replaced my GS3.

  2. note2

    07/21/2015 at 1:45 pm

    without sd slot and remoable battery option I will skill this phone. Those 2 are crucial things for me.

  3. Richard Yarrell

    07/21/2015 at 2:33 pm

    Time for people to move on from this crying about sdcard and removable battery stuff that’s the past period.

    True Samsung users already own previous handsets that have sdcard and removable battery capability so why does these new handsets need to be the same as the past products they don’t.

    The S6, S6Edge, and S6Active are the best performance android handsets on the market today and the Note5 and S6EdgePlus will join them soon

    Bottom line buy 32, 64,or 128 and be happy Samsung’s UFS storage technology is industry leading nothing else is better on the market today.

  4. Richard Yarrell

    07/21/2015 at 2:35 pm

    People can enjoy this its helped out s6 and s6edge users it will do the same for Note 5 and S6EdgePlus users soon…….

  5. Andrew Burgin

    07/21/2015 at 3:32 pm

    The Note 5 might back-fire on Samsung with loads even staying Loyal to the Note 4 that offer there Best Selling options or switching to a Alternative phone like the Lg G4 that offers the removable battery & Card slot

  6. Cunnelson

    07/21/2015 at 3:49 pm

    The apple wanna be?, how pathetic:-(! I wont even patronize this brand!

  7. getmeanote5

    07/21/2015 at 4:18 pm

    If I have to choose between performance and an SD Card you bet i’ll go with performance, when it comes to battery, i’ll trade a bigger non removable battery over a bulky phone, but then again i’m not a 17 year old who needs to be on the phone all day watching videos and playing games, yeah those that are complaining about sd card and battery will fit that category.

    • Marcus

      07/21/2015 at 6:11 pm

      You are mistaken. I am 57 and don’t do either of those things. I want to keep “my” data mine. I don’t want it on the cloud and i don’t want it to die with the phone. Batteries lose power over time, It’s nice to be able to replace it and not have to go without my phone/calendar if or when it does die. I still need tom work while its lost in the mail somewhere, and I sure as heck don’t want to buy a new one because a battery bit the big one..
      You are welcome to go with performance, i won’t fault or belittle you for that. Some of us would prefer both. Samsung has done it before and could do it now. I have been holding out for a bigger screen, I may not get it. I am still running a note 2. Third battery, new Sd card 32gig. I don’t like spending as much money for memory as the phone companies charge, SD cards are far less expensive. If my card dies I can get a new one. What am I to do it the memory in my phone dies? Ah yes, get a whole new one and go through setup all over again. We all love to do factory resets!
      Being rude and or a smartass, doesn’t make you right. Opinionated perhaps, narrow mind maybe, self absorbed possibly. I am sure, not unlike with gaming, 17 years olds have money to spend on phones too. It is my position that 17 year old are people, just as important as you or i am.
      Think it through Pal. There is a whole world of people out here. Some of us aren’t as smart as you, some of us are smarter. It might be embarrassing to show up to a mental gun fight with a butter knife. Some who are smarter than I, are also under 17.

  8. james

    07/21/2015 at 8:50 pm

    I was just browsing amazon and stumbled across a company called Ringke who is already selling a case for the note 5 with plenty of pictures of the actual device in the case. Looks like a note 4 with some minor changes

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