Samsung Galaxy Note 5 May Shine Over iPhone 7 Plus

The Internet has been hinting at what the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 5 may bring to the table and it appears it will definitely be a groundbreaking device. Besides being the first smartphone with a 4K screen, it appears that the Galaxy Note 5 may have an advanced 4G LTE modem. Value Walk reports on some of the excitement.

“With the Galaxy Note range becoming increasingly important to Samsung, it has been suggested that the Galaxy Note 5 will feature the same design care and attention as the pair of Galaxy S6 devices which have been released recently. This has been backed up by comments made by Conor Pierce. The Vice President of Samsung UK’s IT and Mobile Division has been speaking publicly about the upgrade cycle related to Samsung products, and how it might affect the forthcoming Galaxy Note 5.”

International Business Times reported on some of the alleged specs of Samsung’s upcoming phablet. They repeated claims that the device would have a 5.9-inch display with a 4K resolution. They also believe that the Galaxy Note 5 will be the very first smartphone device to have 4GB of RAM. Tech Times adds credibility to the display rumors.

“Samsung confirmed that it is working on bringing Ultra HD 3840 by 2160 pixel technology to their upcoming mobile devices in 2015. The information was gathered based on the company’s Analyst Days presentation slides…The Galaxy Note 5 will reportedly come in two versions: the 5.78-inch dual-edge model and the 5.89-inch regular variant with a flat display. Pixel densities are measured at 762 and 748 respectively.”

In 2014, Samsung released the Galaxy Note 4, a groundbreaking device that also offered an optional virtual reality headset, the Gear VR. Still, the iPhone 6 Plus phablet, which came out a month prior, outdid the Note 4 in terms of both sales and hype. At the very beginning of 2015, Samsung was seen as a fading brand. However, with the release of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung is back in the game. Engadget describes both phones as Samsung’s best in years.

“As if to silence the doubters, Samsung has not one, but two flagships on offer — the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge — and they’re surrounded by questions. Can they restore Samsung to its former glory? Has the company figured out how to build a truly interesting smartphone again? It’s too early to make a call on the former, but after a week of testing, the answer to the latter is a clear and definite yes.”

The Galaxy Note 5 should arrive in stores around the same time as Apple’s next phablet, currently referred to as the iPhone 7 Plus. Will you purchase the Galaxy Note 5? Tell us in the comments section.

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