As expected, Samsung has announced an Unpacked event scheduled for 13 August, where the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ are likely to be the main attractions.
The next Galaxy Note is quickly becoming another important device for the South Korean giants. Despite being well-reviewed globally, the company’s latest quarterly financials show that its flagship Galaxy S6 and S6 edge did not do as well as Samsung expected. Hence, the company cannot afford another miss with the next Note, which has also seen its market share taken up by Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus.
By moving forward its global announcement by just a few weeks, Samsung is making sure the Note gets the exposure it requires to maintain its position as the leader in phablets. On top of that, the introduction of a larger-screened Galaxy S6 would also satisfy demand for those who want a flagship phablet, but do not need a stylus.
Both the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+ have leaked extensively in recent weeks, revealing a lot about their design and hardware. The Note 5 is rumoured to feature 4GB of RAM and be powered by a newer Exynos 7422 chipset. It’ll also feature a design that’s similar to the S6, such as a glass back and possibly even a slightly curved display. That said, it will likely not feature an Edge Screen, which will be the highlight of the S6 edge+.
In any case, all will be confirmed in just a few weeks’ time.
(Source: Samsung Mobile (Facebook))