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Samsung begins teasing its upcoming Galaxy Note 5
With less than two weeks to go until the company’s Unpacked event on August 13th, Samsung has begun building up a little hype for its next generation of supersized smartphones.
Samsung has posted up another teaser image (above), showing off the dual edge display design which first featured with the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. The larger version of this design is expected to be called the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. We can also spot what is presumably a place for a slightly protruding stylus attachment.
Along with the image, Samsung has listed seven reasons why bigger is bigger, which reels off a few of the benefits available to larger smartphones. Samsung lists a clear display to lining up pictures and editing videos, more space for reading e-books and messaging, S-Pen for taking memos, watching movies, and playing games, as the major advantages. Perhaps Samsung also has some new software in the works to improve these features further.
As before, Samsung is positioning its Note sized smartphones as bridging devices between regular phones and small productivity PCs.
Other unofficial rumors suggest a familiar 5.66-inch 2560×1440 display, Samsung’s own Exynos 7420 SoC, 4GB of RAM and a 16 megapixel rear camera inside the Galaxy Note 5. However, the phone apparently won’t feature a microSD card slot for the first time in the series, which may be disappointing news to a number of potential customers.
Samsung is also expected to unveil a circular Gear A smartwatch this month. The launch event will be live streamed via YouTube at this link. Unpacked kicks off at 11:00 EDT in New York on August 13th.