With just about a week to go before Samsung holds its Unpacked event, it appears the company is having a tough time keeping its upcoming Galaxy Note 5 device under wraps. A fresh set of images now shows off new details as well as confirming old rumours, including the non-removable battery and omission of a microSD card slot.
The new images, sent to Android blog Droid Life, is consistent with what we’ve seen so far of the Note 5. The design is reminiscent of the Galaxy S6, featuring a slim metal body and glass back, with the only notable difference being its larger size and S Pen holster at the bottom, which now has a spring-loaded mechanism.
The rear also sports a curved glass back, which looks quite a lot like that on the Xiaomi Mi Note. Obviously, this means that the back is non-removable, confirming another concern among Samsung fans – there is no removable battery and any microSD card slot. Droid Life also states that the battery is smaller at 3,000mAh compared to the Note 4’s 3,220mAh.
What’s more interesting is in the new UI for Air Command. There, we can see the usual S Pen shortcuts for the features we’ve seen before on the Note 4, including Screen Write, S Note, Action Memo and more. Right at the bottom though, there is a shortcut for Instagram and Settings. This suggests that Samsung is offering the S Pen shortcuts to be customisable, allowing users to add third-party apps that can be launched.