Samsung Galaxy Note 5 May Arrive Before The iPhone 7 Plus

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is, perhaps, the most advanced larged-sized smartphone that has ever existed. The Note 4 is about to be replaced with the Note 5 and it may actually happen sooner than people think. We’ll let BGR spread the news.

G for Games points us to a new rumor in Korean blog Whowired that claims Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 5 in later July, or a little more than a month before Apple is expected to unveil its newest iPhone phablet in September. “

BGR notes that specifically, the blog’s sources claim that Samsung has allegedly confirmed the final specs of its latest prototype and is ready to take pre-orders before the launch at the end of July. This isn’t great news for people who just purchased the Note 4, especially since the Note 5 is supposed to have some major upgrades. The most exciting thing about the upcoming Galaxy Note 5 could be the display. Tech Times talks about a Note 5 display that could pop your eyes out.

“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.”

The Ultra-HD screen rumors could very well be true as the upcoming Galaxy Note 5 is going to be released with the very first consumer version of the Gear VR virtual reality headset. The consumer Gear VR is expect to get rid of the “screen door effect” caused by the current Quad HD screens that look amazing on the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S6, but pixelated when the screens are put up to your eyeballs.

Some speculate that Samsung is threatened by the release of the upcoming iPhone 7 Plus and wants to get their product on the market before Apple does, which will probably be September. Even though the reviews for 2014’s Galaxy Note 4 were better than those for the iPhone 6 Plus, the Note 4 lagged far behind in sales when compared to Apple’s first phablet. A lot of this had to do with people remaining faithful to the Apple brand, even if there are better products out there.

Do you own a Samsung Galaxy Note? If so, are you going to upgrade to the Note 5? Let us know in the comments section.

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