Updated 03:39 AM EST, Sat, Jan 22, 2022

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Release Date, Specs, Features: Plastic Over Metal Frame [Rumors]

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Samsung has been a key player in the crossbreed arena of smartphones and tablets, popularly dubbed as phablets. Rival Apple only gave birth to the similar-breed iPhone 6 Plus this year, which puts Samsung simply ahead.

Yet the Korean tech giant could make a retrogressive move with its next flagship -- the successor to the metal-furnished Galaxy Note 4.

Apparently, the Galaxy Note 5 might not get full-metal architecture. Trusted Reviews cited designers from Samsung who claimed that in the case of Note 4, the full-metal body concept was ditched out of fear that the handset might end up too "hard and cold."

Granted that Note 5 won't be all-metal, does it mean Samsung is resorting back to its rampant use of plastic?

Samsung said in an official blog post, "The designers have been aware of people's desire for a metal frame. However, using metal material just for the sake of using it didn't make much sense to the designers."

"One thing the designers did not want to do was to use metal and give out the sense that the device is too hard and cold," Samsung confirmed.

Nevertheless, the company might find other means to push for a premium look and feel with Note 5.

According to PC Advisor, Samsung will be releasing the device in Autumn 2015. Recalling the Korean manufacturer's tradition of launching Note products before IFAs, the outlet predicted that Note 5 could come on Sept. 3, a day before the Berlin-based tech event. Otherwise, the device may be seen on the actual event, dated Sept. 4 - 9, 2015.

Meanwhile, GSMArena reported allegations hinting that the device could sport 4K AMOLED screen in a 6-inch diagonal display. This could be Samsung's visual treat at its finest, packing 743 pixels per inch (ppi). We took note that the device could be the first among such kind.

Aside from UHD, GSMArena is convinced that the handset might get what's being rumored for Galaxy S6 -- it's the Exynos 7420 chipset, expected to house four Cortex-A53 and four Cortex-A57 cores.

Speculations also claimed that Note 5 is beginning mass production in August. Retailers might get their hands on the device by October, as noted by Trusted Reviews,

A 55 MP camera, wireless charging, 64-bit processor, bezel-less design and water resistance are some ideal features for the device, wrote Android Pit.

It goes to say that while Android 5.0 Lollipop is rolling out among Nexus and Motorola devices, it is the likely operating system for Note 5. Until then, we can never really tell.

What do you want to see in Galaxy Note 5?

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