Both devices will have similar dimensions, with the S Pen naturally missing on the S6 edge+.
Samsung doesn’t usually let leaks fully reveal what its upcoming flagships would look like, but it’s clear that this time around the company hasn’t been too vigilant about keeping its usual tradition. The Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ have been seen online in a couple of leaked images in the recent past, and infamous leakster evleaks has now outed official renders of the two 5.7-inchers, in addition to listing out the Note 5’s specs.
Save for the curves on the S6 edge+, both phones look pretty similar in terms of dimensions. The Note 5’s display has extremely less bezel, and its touch buttons look a bit tasteless due to the larger size compared to those on the big edgy S6. The Note 5 naturally gets the S Pen stylus, which is said to work on a press-and-release mechanism and feel more like a regular pen. The software setup is another thing that is very similar, with only the wallpaper different on the two devices.
The Galaxy Note 5’s specs have been all over the internet in the last couple of weeks, and evleaks lists them all out once again: an octa-core Exynos 7420 (with the quad-core CPUs clocked at 2.1GHz and 1.5GHz respectively), a 5.66-inch Quad HD display, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of on-board storage (no microSD slot), Android 5.1.1, and a 16-megapixel and 5-megapixel rear and front camera pair. Like the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, more storage options will be available thanks to the lack of user-expandable memory.
Images of both the phones list out August 21 on the screen, a good indication that the rumored August 21 release date could turn out to be true. That means the Galaxy Note 5 will make its public appearance before Samsung’s usual schedule for Note flagships, but with profits still refusing to rise back to the previous glory, it’s probably a smart move from the Korean manufacturer.