Updated 12:22 PM EDT, Thu, Jun 17, 2021

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Release Date, Specs, Features & Price: vs Samsung Galaxy S6

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The arrival of Samsung's newest flagships, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, has not stopped the grapevine from buzzing over the next Galaxy Note handset. Last year, the Korean tech giant showcased one of its first metal treats through the Galaxy Note 4, and speculations over its successor have become louder this time.

To begin with, a recent article from the Ecumenical News tells that the Galaxy Note 5 is rumored to be the world's first 4K smartphone.

For those who may not know, 4K is also referred to as UHD (Ultra-High Definition), translating to a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That amounts to a whopping density of 746 pixels per inch.

Interestingly, rumors also have it that the Galaxy Note 5 borrows the dual-edge display sported by the Galaxy S6 Edge. This could manifest in a larger 5.9-inch panel, as cited by the Ecumenical News.

Trusted Reviews is convinced that the Galaxy Note 5 follows Samsung's conventional launching, so the outlet advises marking Sept. 2015 as a possibility. Followers would remember that the S-line is refreshed and released around the first and second annual quarters, while Notes have dominated the calendar's near-tail.

Let's take a look at how the purported Galaxy Note 5, so far, compares to Samsung's latest flagship offering.


As noted by GSMArena, the Samsung Galaxy S6 owns a 5.1-inch SuperAMOLED screen, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. If reports are to be believed, the Galaxy Note 5 appears larger, but followers would find that this may not be very surprising.

Measuring 142.1 x 70.1 x 7 mm, the Galaxy S6 beams with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels, a density of 577 ppi.

It may be too early to speculate which device wins here, though we can say that 4K is really much-appreciated.


One difference between the Galaxy S6 and its S6 Edge companion is battery. The former packs a 2550 mAh capacity, while the latter exceeds slightly to 2600 mAh, Ubergizmo.com noted.

On the other hand, the Galaxy Note 5 is pegged to hold a 4000 mAh battery cell. Reportedly, this is further optimized by energy-saving features that have not been detailed yet, but we seem to picture a monstrous device that certainly lasts. Partly, this could mean a compensation for the stunning display.


The Galaxy S6 shoots with a 16 MP main camera, yielding as much resolution as 2988 x 5312 pixels. This is supported by features such as OIS, face detection, panorama and geo-tagging, which may not sound very shocking.

For all we know, Samsung is one of those tech giants that seem to hop on the megapixel race, beside the likes of HTC and LG.

The Galaxy Note 5 is touted to capture with a 21 MP rear shooter, so if we are to look at digits, the upcoming device looks to get another win. Both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5 could share one similarity though, through a 5 MP secondary camera.

Processor, Storage & Operating System

The Galaxy S6 is run by the Exynos 7420 chipset, particularly with quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 and quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 CPU.

Offered in 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB storage options, the Galaxy S6 operates under 3 GB of RAM.

Meanwhile, the Galaxy Note 5 is expected to come with a maximum internal storage of 128 GB and 4 GB of RAM. Reports surrounding this detail vary as of press time, but most agree that it's getting Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor and microSD support.

With Android 5.0 Lollipop updates rolling out, we expect to see the Galaxy Note 5 run the latest by the time of its release, though this is still best taken with a pinch of salt.


Pricing has always been one of those trickiest things to predict, but Trusted Reviews is convinced that the Galaxy Note 5 sells for around £650 at launch. The Ecumenical News cites a price range starting from $760.

Selling points of the Galaxy S6 vary in terms of geographic location, but for the U.S., International Business Times cites an approximate price of $699.

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