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Galaxy Note 5 release won’t be rushed, Samsung says

by Jacob Kleinman | May 20, 2015May 20, 2015 6:30 am PST

Earlier this week, a report from WhoWiredKorea claimed the Galaxy Note 5 could launch a few months earlier than expected in July. Now, the same site has changed its tune, citing a flat out denial from Samsung’s mobile chief JK Shin.

Speaking to the Korean press on Wednesday, Shin responded to rumors that the Galaxy Note 5 might arrive by mid-summer. He didn’t offer any sort of release window, but based on the company’s history we’re expecting the device to debut this September at the annual IFA trade show. We may also get a new round-faced smartwatch and a curved handset at the same event.

We’re still not sure what to expect from the Galaxy Note 5, although Samsung is sure to pull out all the stops for its next big phone. The device may sport an even sharper display than the Galaxy S6, along with an upgraded metal design and cutting edge specs.

Shin also commented on recent reports that early Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge sales have been disappointing so far. The company may have shipped just 10 million units in its first month, down from the 11 million Galaxy S5 phones sold in the same time span a year ago. Samsung’s mobile chief claimed the numbers were incorrect, though he didn’t offer a new figure.

We’re still a few months away from Samsung’s next earnings report, when we’ll likely learn how many phones the company actually sold. By then we’ll probably know a lot more about the Galaxy Note 5 too, even if it doesn’t officially debut until September.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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