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Samsung's Galaxy Note Edge successor will reportedly lack S Pen functionality
The first half of 2015 has been a great year for Android users. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, LG G4 and HTC One M9 have all brought some great features to the table, but that still leaves the second half of the year to think about. Sure, we’re going to see new offerings from Motorola, LG and Google, but what will Samsung’s next Galaxy Note device (or devices) offer? We’ve already heard a few rumors floating around that the Galaxy Note 5 will be released sometime around July, but Samsung President Shin Jong-kyun quickly put that rumor to rest. But now according to SamMobile, we’re getting a few new rumors about Samsung’s two upcoming devices – the Galaxy Note 5 and the successor to the Note Edge.
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As we reported earlier, Samsung supposedly filed the new Note Edge device under the codename “Project Zen”. Early rumors suggested that the device would be a slightly lower-end model, featuring a Snapdragon 808 CPU, a smaller 5.4 to 5.5-inch dual curved Super AMOLED display, along with S Pen functionality and 32GB of storage. But in this new report, the company has reportedly re-codenamed the Note Edge successor to “Project Zero 2″. Project Zero was the codename Samsung used for the Galaxy S6, which meant the company was going back to the drawing board with the device. Perhaps due to poor sales of the Galaxy Note Edge, Samsung has now realized that it needs to revamp the 2015 model to keep sales up.
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According to the report, Project Zero 2, which carries model number SM-G928, will also supposedly lack S Pen functionality. The report mentions that instead of being a close sibling with the Galaxy Note 5, Project Zero 2 will most likely be a large-screened version of the Galaxy S6 Edge.
Samsung will also launch new Clear View and S View cases with the Galaxy Note 5 and Project Zero 2, alongside a new accessory called the Keyboard Cover. Details are scarce regarding the Keyboard Cover for now, though we’re assuming it will be just like any other keyboard folio case we’re used to seeing with Android tablets.
Both devices are still rumored to launch at IFA 2015, which is something we’ve come to expect from Samsung’s Galaxy Note line. Just like with all rumors, though, nothing is confirmed quite yet, so be sure not to treat these rumors as official. What are your thoughts? Do you think Project Zero 2 will offer enough to users without S Pen functionality? Let us know what you think!