It looks likely that Samsung is going to unveil two phablet-sized devices at its next press event on August 13: the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. If you want to know what to expect ahead of time, then the pictures and specs leaked to the Web over the weekend remove most of the uncertainty about what’s coming from the South Korean company.
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— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 1, 2015
First up, TalkAndroid reports on a press shot leaked via the usually reliable @evleaks. It’s our first official look at the two devices launching in a couple of weeks but there are no real surprises from the design perspective: The Note 5 on the left comes with an S Pen stylus and the S6 Edge Plus on the right brings with it the distinctive curved edges of its smartphone namesake.
But our Twitter tipster wasn’t done there, and a few hours later he reported the specs of the Galaxy Note 5 as well. The device will apparently come with a 5.66-inch QHD (1440 x 2560 pixel) Super AMOLED display, an octa-core Exynos 7420 processor (four cores at 2.1GHz and four at 1.5Ghz), 4GB of RAM, a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera and Android 5.1.1. There will be no MicroSD card support, just as there wasn’t on the Samsung Galaxy S6.
Don’t take any of this as confirmed yet but the source is an established one and the specs and pictures line up with what we’ve previously heard about the upcoming Samsung phablets. In a couple of weeks at the Samsung Unpacked event we’ll know for sure and can make our judgments accordingly.
If you’re confused about exactly what these devices are, we’ll forgive you — Samsung isn’t shy about peppering the consumer market with a bunch of different bits of kit. The Note 5 is the successor to last year’s Note 4, part of the established super-sized phablet range it started in 2011. The S6 Edge Plus is both a bigger S6 Edge and a follow-up to the experimental Note Edge it debuted late last year, the first time Samsung’s distinctive curved display technology was shown off.