New renders of the Galaxy Note 5 have popped up ahead of the device’s rumored August unveiling, and if they’re anything close to what’s being shown, Note fans are in for a treat.
Conceived by Ivo Maric, who dreamt up that hybrid iPhone 7 concept, the renders stick closely to the many different leaks we’ve seen over the past few weeks; a mostly glass design, aluminum edges, and an S Pen neatly tucked into the bottom. The design, if true, ostensibly confirms Note 5 users won’t be able to replace the battery, though there could still be hope for expandable storage.
Samsung already has an event confirmed for Aug. 13, and it’s looking like the Galaxy Note 5 will be the guest of honor. In addition to mirroring the Galaxy S6’s design, the Note 5 appears to be taking some inspiration from the S6 Edge as well. Although the screen isn’t curved, the back of the phone might featured slightly curved edges, which could do wonders for how the phone fits in your hand. The curve is seemingly there to feel more natural while holding the device, making the larger size easier to manage.
Even if these renders aren’t what we’ll see next month, they’re the closest thing we’re going to get before Samsung officially unveils the device in August. One can assume that the phone will feature wireless charging, Quick Charge and a fingerprint sensor, which was much improved in the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.
Some of the rumored specs include a 5.7-inch QuadHD screen, Exynos 7422 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB/64GB/128GB storage options, a 3220mAh battery, 16-megapixel camera, and, of course, an improved S-Pen.
Like what you see? The Note 5 might not be the only phone Samsung unveils; rumors suggest the company is also preparing a Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, which is supposedly the more premium of the two devices. Not long until we find out.