The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 5 might end up being a true 4K smartphone

by on January 24, 2015

Stephan Jukic – January 24, 2015

Samsung has a habit of launching its new Galaxy Note smartphones just before IFA opens each year in Berlin, Germany, so if this trend continues, we probably can’t expect the newest Galaxy Note, the 5, to emerge for at least a few more months. However, this hasn’t stopped a lot of speculation from flying around about the specs this powerhouse smartphone is going to come loaded with.

The recently unveiled Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was a great piece of hardware that came loaded with all sorts of powerful specs, so whatever the Note 5 brings to the table is sure to be impressive, and this is even more likely considering a number of recent advances in mobile device technology such as processors with enough power to handle 4K display and cameras loaded with massive amounts of resolution for both photo and video taking.

Thus, here are some of the latest rumored spec that we can possibly expect for the Note 5 when it (probably) come out just before or after IFA 2015 on September 4 of this year.

Given that truly high-end specs are a point of pride for Samsung when it comes to its Note series of phones (and for any other flagship phones they release), we can almost certainly expect some powerhouse specs to accompany the Galaxy Note 5.

For starters, a lot of speculation about the phone’s SoC processor is indicating the inclusion of an 8-core Snapdragon 810 chip system which will come paired with at least 4 GB or RAM and possibly as many as 6 GB, given recent advances in chip technology. Given that the phone is still months off, these rumors are of course just guesswork, but they can be categorized as pretty well educated guessing considering the popularity of the Snapdragon line of chips and their ability to render extremely detailed display and camera graphics.

On the other hand, there are also rumors that instead of Snapdragon chips from Qualcomm, the Galaxy Note 5 will sport an Exynos 7420 SoC, which also means 8 cores but of two different kinds –four Cortex A57 cores and four Cortex A53 cores.

And given the processing chip rumors we just covered, the natural conclusion is that the Galaxy Note 5 will also come with some very nice camera technology. At a minimum, the main camera should offer 18 megapixels and a comparatively powerful sensor while the front facing camera will offer at least 4 megapixels and possibly as many as 6 or 7.

2014's Galaxy Note 4 was a big success that received lots of praise

2014’s Galaxy Note 4 was a big success that received lots of praise

Given the Samsung is already releasing a number of high-end phones with cameras that offer 4K video shooting ability, the main camera on the Note 5 will definitely include this feature, while even the front camera might be able to grab Full HD footage.

And of course, if the phone is going to have the capacity for capturing 4K ultra HD video, it needs the internal storage to back this up. This is why we’re also hearing that the Galaxy Note 5 will come with a range of possible built-in memories ranging from 16GB to a whopping 128GB. Most likely though, we’ll see a 64GB memory with room for up to 128GB of SD expansion.

Finally, given the awesome processor, cameras and internal memory the Galaxy Note is supposed to come with, we can’t go without mentioning the most technically unique rumor of all, the possibility of a 4K display.

This is something we’ve speculated on numerous times on this site, with several different possible devices but in the case of the Galaxy Note 5, it’s looking much more likely. First, because the phone is coming out well into 2015, “the year of 4K”, because it’s being made by a company that’s known for its pioneering work in promoting 4K display technology and because the phones rumored  Snapdragon chipset is actually designed with 4K display in smartphones as part of its purpose.

Ultimately, we’ll just have to see what’s what when the end of Summer rolls around.

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  • NintendoNoob
    January 26, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    It could just be the 820 in it. They would not use a chip that came out in Q1 when in Q3 they’d have the 820 or better


  • August 15, 2015 at 7:12 am

    I was looking forward to N5. Now I’m looking forward to N6. N5 sucks, official commercial brags about features my old N2 has… What a debacle.


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