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Report: Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Unveiling Set for August 12, Release on August 21

A date has been reportedly set for the announcement of the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, scheduled to be unveiled on August 12, then going on sale a week and a half later on August 21. The push-up in unveiling and release is said to be in relation to Apple, as Samsung wants to hit the market before Apple has time to announce any new iPhones. 

Both, the Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus, are larger-than-average devices, but both offer something quite different. Of course, the Note 5 is for those who enjoy having a stylus onboard, plus all of the in-house software Samsung bakes in to make a stylus useful for buyers. The Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, on the other hand, is basically just a larger S6 Edge, with 3GB of RAM and Exynos 7420 processor.

SamMobile again claims that the Galaxy Note 5 will not feature a microSD slot, as in there will be no expandable storage, leading the device to be sold in storage tiers, exactly how we see the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge sold today. If you want more storage, then you have to pay.

On top of these two phones, Samsung will announce availability of Samsung Pay for North America, a mobile payments platform Samsung device owners have been waiting for since the launch of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.

August 12 falls on a Wednesday, so go ahead and pencil this event down on your digital calendars.

Via: SamMobile
  • ja

    lag. it’s all about the lag.

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  • CarlosLMcCoy

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  • crazed_z06

    I really hope they arent stealing the “plus” moniker from Apple.. I mean come come on Samsung..

  • Any estimates on when pre-orders will open up for Verizon customers? I’ve been holding out on my Edge upgrade just for this!

  • wargamer1969

    No Micro Sd card bye bye Note faithful. Stupid move. Having removable storage is an Android must. If we wanted a Iphone or S6 we would buy one.

  • Tek Wizard

    Samsung needs to stop with it’s flood market with a thousand models strategy.

    IMO, they need the following and that’s it:

    – Galaxy S series (S, Edge)
    – A Series (entry level)
    – Note series (Note, Note Edge)

    5 phones total. If you ask me, it’s already confusing.

  • Ron_Swanson

    It is July 14th….better get those invites out Sammy.

    • Tek Wizard

      i was thinking the same. At least one month head’s up?

      • SA_NYC

        Nah man, more like 10-12 days. So figure first week of August.

    • michael arazan

      Maybe they are going Full Apple, Invite media that makes them look good then fill the audience with employees that clap like a state of the union address

  • T4rd

    If it has front facing speakers, SD card support, and an unlockable bootloader on Verizon, I’ll consider it. So I’m sure I won’t be considering replacing my M8 with it. =p

  • This is going to hurt them going into Christmas. I see iPhones crushing the holiday quarter.

    • wargamer1969

      Would do without a phone before I ever settled with a Iphone.

    • endlessglory

      I am sure they have a plan for Christmas. Maybe introduce an updated S6 or a sweet deal on it.

  • Tim P

    wecoming all suckers to experience amazing Sambloat and Touchcrap..

    • rodney11ride

      que the “touchwiz actually aint that bad” inserted here lmao

    • I’m going to welcome you to an english class in Korea if you keep up this horrible spelling.

      • guest

        Note 5

        – No micro sd slot
        – No replaceable battery
        – Breakable glass (non-replaceable) on the back
        – Sluggish firmware updates
        – Next to none support
        – Full of bloatware
        – Knox, region locks, etc…

        There’s no point in buying the Note 5.
        Nexus all the way from now on.

  • Capt African America

    This is a little much, isnt this 10 months after the Note 4 Launch? They were already working on the Note 5 before the damn note 4 launched

    • MadJoe

      By now, they’re probably already working on the Note 6, and probably even have a few working prototypes of the S7 baning around. Hell, I’d be surprised if they weren’t throwing ideas for the S8 around to see if they can’t get a jump. The market waits for no one, and Samsung understands this (even if they they don’t fully understand the market).

      • Tek Wizard

        correct! no way they can huddle, analyze, design, produce, optimize all in 10 months. Unless they have infinite crew and production line

  • Tony BW

    An interesting move…

  • bydavidrosen

    Come on T-Mobile offer a 128gb variant at launch… I’ll pre-order the second it goes live.

    • SA_NYC

      Yeah man, same here.

    • michael arazan

      The 128 gb variant will be like $900

      • bydavidrosen

        I don’t disagree that it will be wildly overpriced, but for a device that never leaves my side during the hours I’m awake, I want one that I don’t have to worry about space like I constantly have to do with my 32gb Note 4.

  • ChrisI

    No SD slot, no removable battery….no buy.

    • Tyler Durden

      No toaster no buy.

    • T4rd

      You no buy, Samsung no care… millions still buy.

      • teebone

        Me do care and I buy. If that guy no buy then he is a looza!!!!!! lolol!!!!!

      • wargamer1969

        Millions won’t.

        • T4rd

          I would say billions won’t considering there’s over 7 billion people on Earth and I doubt 1/7 of them will be buying any latest smartphone, lol.. in other words, that goes without saying. 😉

      • Xavier_NYC

        You win the internet sir.. I’m getting sick of people saying that. Not gonna change the fact that it’s inevitable Mr. Anderson lol..

      • mrjayviper

        how many millions is the question though?

        • T4rd

          Enough for them to profit.

    • bkosh84

      You buy? NO YOU BUY!

    • Xavier_NYC

      It’s inevitable Mr. Anderson… You buy LG G4 or crappy M9..

  • Suicide_Note

    I can’t wait to see the stratospheric prices for these.

  • Tyler Durden

    Next up, Note 6 in January.

    • rodney11ride

      forgot the edge model lol

      • Tyler Durden

        Note 5 S Edge and Note 6 Plus

        • CoreRooted

          The Galaxy S7 Edge Plus Ultimate Note Series Edition… With exclusive gold painted trim.

          #SMH

  • DanSan

    dont get why they just cant include an SD card. it really doesnt add that much space, make it accessible on the side of the phone.

    I would seriously consider replacing my N6 with an unlocked S6 Edge plus but I rather get the non edge version if they ever make one. dont like the edge gimmick.

    • Just buy the 128gb model and shut up!

      • DanSan

        I’m fine with the 32GB option.. im just more of the belief, rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it. SD cards offer that but I know OEMs hate it because they make more money selling overpriced higher memory tiers.

      • T4rd

        But we need 256GB minimum. =p

      • SA_NYC

        Thank you!

  • jedialan

    Holding out for the Galaxy Note 6S Edge Plus

  • SeanPlunk

    I can’t wait. The Nexus 6 has been an interesting experience, but I miss having a Note.

    https://media2.giphy.com/media/8miYQYfpol1qU/200_s.gif

    • Tyler Durden

      Yeah I hear the Note 4 on Verizon rooted is the best experience ever.

      • SeanPlunk

        I buy Developer Edition devices straight from Samsung, the support is limited, but root isn’t as problem. Why are you such a relentless troll?

        http://www.quickmeme.com/img/fc/fc60d55f4398b73c209a43f0a036825b1e3677a0f1d88fa0ac8f745787d5338c.jpg

        • Tyler Durden

          Oh its just fun 😉

          Not trolling if its the truth.

          • SeanPlunk

            Plus, the Note 5 is using the Exynos 7422. The GS6 got root easily/quickly. The Samsung Snapdragon powered phones seem to be virtually impossible to root, but historically the Exynos powered Sammy’s have been substantually easier.

      • cdm283813

        If my verizon Note 4 was rooted I would never had gotten the S6 last week. Still no root after 9 months on the Note 4 but the verizon s6 gets it within 1 month. Tells you right there that more attention was given to the S series.
        A android phone without root will drive a person insane. My S6 is bloat free with custom rom. So easy to flash and bring back to stock.

    • Miguel A.

      Seriously. Nothing against the Nexus or any other large devices but without the sylus its just not the same.

  • tyguy829

    You planning on getting the Note Cult back together Tim?

    • I believe I’ll be reviewing it, so yeah, I will be heading the Note Cult for at least a month or so 😛

      • SA_NYC

        You’ll enjoy it, small paws and all. Notes are awesome. Sorry but that’s the truth. And I haven’t had one since V2; I’ve been trying out other devices. Wait, I’ve only had the G3. but you get my point. Somehow I was always biding my time to getting back to a Note. Only thing more I could ask for: Back button on the left side instead of right, without rooting. But I can deal.

  • I’d be super happy if this was true but something is telling me not to believe this. Another thing is why can’t it be the Note Edge with a stylus??

  • Butane87

    Dagnabbit Timmo….you just made my sticker peck out!!

  • Thomas

    Come on removable battery !!!

    • MadJoe

      I keep thinking I want that too, but if I’m honest, I haven’t removed the battery in my Note 3 more than 2 or 3 times since I got it about 18 months ago. And even then, it was never to replace it with a fresh battery, it was to take out or replace my SD card (which I will miss if they ditch that, but I do understand why they would).

  • Thought there’d be a watch..

    No watch?

    • There could be a watch, but nothing concrete yet.

    • John

      They gotta save something to announce at the IFA