Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ press renders leak

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We’re now about two weeks out from Samsung’s next big event, but we don’t have to wait that long to see the phones that Sammy will unveil there.

Well-known leaker @evleaks has shared some press renders of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+. While there’s not a ton of information that we can glean by looking at the fronts of the devices, the Note 5 does appear to have a body similar to the Galaxy S6, while the Galaxy S6 edge+ looks pretty much like a big Galaxy S6 edge.

In terms of specs, the Galaxy Note 5 will reportedly offer a 5.7-inch 2560×1440 display, Exynos 7422 processor, and 4GB of RAM. However, the rumor mill has hinted that the Note 5 may lack a microSD slot and removable battery, two features that’ve been included in past Note models. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S6 edge+ is expected to offer its own 5.7-inch 2560×1440 display, up from the Galaxy S6 edge’s 5.1-inch 2560×1440 screen.

While neither the Note 5 nor the S6 edge+ have been confirmed for T-Mobile quite yet, we’ve seen several past Galaxy Note phones made available to Team Magenta, and so there’s a chance that the Note 5 will hit T-Mobile as well.

Do either of these Samsung phablets appeal to you?

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  • Verizonthunder

    Hmmm no micro sd card slot or removable battery… Innovation at its finest. Thank you Lg for breaking barriers by offering a removable battery and micro sd card slot. Also thank you for your promotions I just got my yellow back plate with spare battery with dock.

    • Chilehead

      Welcome to the minority of phone geeks.

      • Verizonthunder

        I love my Lg G4 way more than my previous device the Samsung galaxy note 4. Amazing cell phone reception, hexa core processor, less bloatware, software with zero lag, value friendly and great camera too.

        • Erik

          Note 4 is one fine phone. Is the phone I currently use. Best phone I have ever used. Awesome speed, great bright display, good build as well. Best thing about this phone is the S-pen. Everything I can do with this, no phone matches up. And when it comes to features, the g4 doesn’t compare. But everyone has their preferences. U like what u have and I like what I have. But in my eyes, the display is nicer and brighter. I have compared. For pics, the g4 isn’t consistent with what I compared them. I was able to zoom in and see things more clearly than the g4. But then again it was on auto mode, I shouldn’t have to change all settings and such to be able to get a good pic. Like I said, everyone has their likes.

        • Verizonthunder

          That is the most amusing comment I have ever heard for 2015. I owned the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 so here are my list of issues people on this tech forum can relate android 5.0.1 made a potential great phone into a unstable phone, battery life issues, camera still had issues with focus, cell reception was not on par, over priced, issues with making calls ( tried to call from contacts kept declining the calls three times in a row), a fix for software related issues tba! You are a samsung fan from your long response. I am a unbiased person who only desires a working device. Oh by the way zero focus issue with my LG G4 maybe you need to do your homework again and stop lying with false propaganda.

        • Erik

          Maybe you just didn’t know how to use the phone. I have used plenty different phones, my last phone was the moto x(2014), before that lg g2. I am not just a Samsung fan. Not nice to put words in someone else’s mouth. I can show u my phone, you use it, and u would be impressed how smooth my phone runs. Yes, i admit, there is lag here and there, but its seldom. Like I said, everyone has their own preferences. Also it’s the user, not the phone. Damn idiots. Besides the S6 blows the g4 away. Camera is about equal.

        • Hector Arteaga

          I agree Note 4 is a better overall phone.

        • Frankwhitess

          I think you guys are wrong…. Moto G 2015 is a better phone overall..plus the price ins amazing! You can buy 4 Moto G for the price of one Note 4.

        • Acdc1a

          The time will come when people realize the value of excellent mid range phones. I LOVE my onetouch Idol 3 that I sent my S5 packing for. Unfortunately many won’t even give these phones a shot.

        • Mike Palomba

          When a phone is that price it’s got to have some trade offs. In a few years both phones will be outdated but for instance, an S6, G4, or iPhone 6, will be much more capable of handling new software and features then the idol 3, Moto X, etc. I will admit, the idol 3 is a very nice phone with a lot for the money.

        • Verizonthunder

          That’s your opinion. Some would say otherwise. I did like the note 4 till I like others updated to 5.0.1

        • Verizonthunder

          I know how to use a phone correctly. I even performed a complete system reset on hopes of addressing some issues relating to android 5.0.1. I play with my phones a lot and go through purchasing a smartphone just because I get bored. I purchased a spare battery and a cosmic silver Swaroski crystal back plate for my phone. I was truly bummed out I had to use my jump and switch. Shame on Samsung for not being ontop of addressing the software issues relating with there flagship phone. We are talking about thr note 4 not S6. Yes the S6 looks sleek but i was disappointed with not even a micro sd card slot.

        • Erik

          Well, then u had a FUDGED UP Note 4. I am on lollipop 5.0.1. Waiting for 5.1. There are like no issues with my device. There is very lil lag here and there, not bothersome. Unfortunately you didn’t have any luck with the Note 4. You enjoy your device and I’ll enjoy mine.

        • Verizonthunder

          So are you admitting Samsung has a quality control issue?

        • Erik

          I don’t care what anyone says, EVERY phone maker is going to have a few bad quality devices that are shipped. It happens. Nobody is perfect.

        • Verizonthunder

          But you raved that Samsung was so great and blaming others for having a different opinion or issues with the device. $480 is way more appealing than $700 with better specs.

        • Erik

          But u put the Note 4 down like its the crappiest phone ever and that is it. U had a bad experience, but nobody is like u(thank god for that one). Just enjoy what u got and others will enjoy what they have. My other phone I use for work is the Alcatel Touch Idol 3. It’s a phenomenal phone. For that price, is great. The only couple things I like about it over my Note 4 is the the speakers and the upside down feature.

        • AcemanX AcemanX

          dude honestly my note 4 is way faster now on 5.0.1 than on 4.4.4

        • csmits

          Same here. Was liking my note 4 (had note 3 and 2 before), but the update to Lollipop did little good to it. Battery usage was terrible, call quality as well. It has been slow, laggy. Was going to upgrade to note 5, but now i am in doubt.

        • AcemanX AcemanX

          you are out of your mind the superamoled screen of the note 4 absolutely destroys the IPS lcd crap that’s on your LG g4 rofl…and its the thing you spend the most time looking at…

        • Verizonthunder

          Both have quad hd with same resolution. Cell reception is far more important than a more vibrant screen which will be no use if you cannot get a good signal. I would rather beable to make a phone call if in trouble than staring at a colorful screen.

        • AcemanX AcemanX

          to each his own but I cant use the ips lcd after looking at superamoled, its like waste of RGB

      • Btbcc12859

        I dont think its quite as small as you may think. Personally I like buying a mid range phone and cheaply maxing out the memory considering how much storage the bloat ware crams into your phone, Aslo in a situation where your phone crashes or drops it into water, its nice to be able to remove the battery

  • larrrs

    It’s coming the third week of August to tmobile, possibly 8/21. Pretty orders to go up in the next two weeks

    • larrrs

      Pretty= pre damn autocorrect

  • Brandon Ewert

    Note5 love

  • mreveryphone

    Since the edge isn’t going to be like the note 4’s edge looks like the note 5 for me…

    • That does stink. They hit a functional homerun with that. It’s a shame they dropped it so fast.

      • mreveryphone

        Ikr! It was very functional!

  • Btbcc12859

    I have the Note 3 and love it despite the horrible update Android 5.0 put on it. I will upgrade to the Note 4 but this Applefying of Samsung will eventually move me to LG. I would be interested in the pricing since the note is only about $100 more than the 6.

  • gmo8492

    Given Samsung’s current track record I don’t expect much from the Note 5 this year, if not more of a downgrad from the Note 4.

  • ronjon400

    if only samsung would quit putting out that shitty OS overlay and make it more transparent.

  • George

    Will samsung fix stagefright for s6 s5, note 3 & 4. They are not even commenting on it. Then they wonder about losing market share.

    • nycplayboy78

      “stagefright”? o.O

      • Andre Dionne

        An MMS exploit recently discovered that could leave your phone completely open to a hacker. All they need is your number to send it to you, and it could happen without you even knowing it.

    • AngryBadger

      not even Google is commenting on it. Just disable auto-retrieve MMS for now.

      • George

        Google already commented. Patches are already sent to OEMs. Nexus phones are already patched

  • Mark McCoskey

    Still using my Note 2. I like having the removable battery. I put in a 9300 mAh battery when I travel.

    • AcemanX AcemanX

      ouch, I would of gotten the Note 3 two years ago and the 4 last year already, if you haven’t upgraded yet and the 5 isn’t your thing, you should get rid of that dinosaur and get the 4, the screen alone is incredible…I know you love your 2 but if you saw the sharpness of the 1440p of a note 4 then looked back at the 720p of yours you would notice the difference, guaranteed, and Im a veritable note fan boy, I’ve had every note since the 2, plus for the first time we got OIS on our cameras, which the 2 doesn’t have, fingerprint scanner to unlock phone, heart rate monitor, etc.. sd card, battery swap, its the last greatest phablet, and should be your next upgrade, you can get a 10k mah extender for it if you’d like as well but man I loved the 2 but the 4 is way ahead in its class

      • AngryBadger

        I upgraded my gf’s note 2 to a note 4… she was very grateful. :) lol definitely worthwhile.

        • AcemanX AcemanX

          Hehe 720p to 1440p quite a jump, very worth it hehe

  • Carol

    No microSD or user replaceable battery, it’s a loser

  • Cellphone Chris

    The new info here is the S Pen. Surprised nobody else has commented on it so far. Looks to have a spring-loaded release mechanism. That should debunk the rumor that there was a software eject function, which never made much sense as it would create an extra step, making it less functional.

  • George

    Samsung has a history of being the most buggy Android experience on the market. Though HTC hasn’t innovated enough lastely their sense ui blows Samsung out of the water.

    • steven berson

      I would of agreed with you on that but they stepped it up with the note 4. I don’t get lag or any stutter that my s4 had. HTC camera has been sucking so bad. Wish they upped there battery life and camera.

  • #Pass

  • Phil

    Note 4 – Strong build quality , Removable Battery , SD card & IR Blaster.
    Note 5 – Weak build quality , No removable Battery , No SD card & No IR Blaster.

    I will stick with Note 4

    • Mike Palomba

      They’re really getting rid of the IR blaster? Seems like a step backward.

      • Phil

        By the look of image leaks it doesn’t appear to be on board….same with SD Card slot.
        What bothers me most about Note 5 is no removable battery & glass build quality.
        Battery degrades on device after year of solid use…..at least on my Note 1 , Note 2 & GS5.
        Ive replaced battery finding new device performance which is big deal for me.
        With sealed battery your sol , loss of device for 10-14 days & much $$ spent on replacement battery.

        • Vlad

          Agree, just posted similar issue of my own.
          Note 4, defective battery after about 9 months…
          Can anyone confirm what does T-Mobile do in this case?
          Only do exchange for refurbished unit if you have insurance?
          I know internal batteries can’t be just replaced by store or company.

        • Phil

          I’m with TM also.
          I don’t think they handle battery replacement.
          Best bet buy replacement battery online I totally recommend B&H Photo & send defective battery to Sammy within warranty get free replacement

        • Mike Palomba

          After 9 months they won’t do anything for you unless you have insurance. If you do have insurance they’ll charge you $5 and send you a replacement phone. make sure you specify it’s a battery problem because I don’t believe they normally send a battery with the replacement phones, they just expect you to use your existing battery.

        • Javar Alexander

          You have a year warranty with the device. So if a “Manufacturer defect ” occurs they’ll replace the phone for free as long as you haven’t voided your warranty. They’ll send you a new battery too. I’ve done it quite a few times..

        • Vlad

          Yes, I know that
          Battery guarantee is only first 90 days according to Samsung.
          But if your battery isn’t removable you can get phone replacement on insurance, and like you said it’s only 5 bucks
          BUT you’ll receive refurbished unit but will continue paying for your NEW phone till it’s completely paid.
          Such a stupid policy, but that’s life…

        • Javar Alexander
        • Mike Palomba

          Personally I love the glass build ever since the iPhone 4. I hate that my 6 is build completely out of aluminum because the glass looks so much nicer. Also, I’ve had my iPhone for a year and use it a lot and don’t have issues with battery at all.

        • Phil

          No glass for me Mike.
          My case less S5 has taken good tumbles no damage occurred , If built with glass I would have many insurance claims racked up big $$ loss.
          I guess you could case glass device but that takes away from its beauty so whats the point of glass ? Premium?
          I think not.

          As far as iphone Ive never owned one so I cant compare.
          I can tell you Ive gained 50min of SOT on my S5 after 13 month battery replacement.
          I now have new device battery performance for 24.00 no device loss

          With Samsungs new toxic battery brew your sending device to service for battery replacement = big $$ & loss of device for weeks.
          BAD MOVES SAMSUNG

      • Nate

        Yeah, I really like the IR blaster on my LG G4. My Wife seems to not care to use hers on the GS5 but I find it pretty handy to have around. Wish my Nexus 6 had it.

    • AcemanX AcemanX

      no shit, I use my IR every day, im gonna keep my 4

  • Philip

    Another big mistake that Samsung is making. I hope nobody buys the Note 5 with no removable battery and sd card. Seems like everyone is following Apple but they cant seem to do a good job.

    • Meanwhile, Motorola is adding removable SD card slots to everything. It’s a bandwagon.

      • Paul

        Moto X Pure Edition seems to be a possible solution indeed

  • Vlad

    No removable battery is a killer for Samsung.
    On my Note 4 I’ve had problems with charging after 9 months. Have insurance, but didn’t really wanted to receive to make exchange for usual rebuild replacement.
    So just bought replacement GENUINE OEM battery on Amazon and problem solved.
    All for only 15 bucks.
    But without replacement battery I would exchange my new phone for refurbished unit, but would still end up with same charging problem. Since battery isn’t covered by guarantee nor insurance, unless it’s before 90 days.

    • AcemanX AcemanX

      man you summed it up exactly how I was going to say it, after a while my battery would die at 15% not 0% then when I would plug it in, it would read 43%, go figure, I went on ebay and paid 15 for an OEM battery, not 6 for the cheap Asian ones, and bam now its perfect again, if I didn’t have replaceable battery I would be worse case than you because I rooted my phone and so now its void warranty, id have to pay 175 deductible through tmobile

      • Vlad

        Yes, I think batteries from Samsung not as good as they used to be.
        Almost like you’ve added, my battery would just suddenly die after it got below 15.
        Very strange…
        Before on other phones it would just discharge little faster with age, but still show power left.
        My 3 yrs old galaxy s4 battery still working pretty good, and being charged every day.

        • steven berson

          Honestly its really random. I think it has to do how far your are from a tower and how much your using it. Some days i get 30%+ when i get home and some other days its about to die.

      • jd

        my spare battery for my note 4 is already doing that…dies at 15%.

        I will most likely be going with the LG G4 because it has a replaceable battery. I’ll wait to check out the Nexus phones to see if by some miracle it has a removable battery.

        • steven berson

          Watch out of the G4 heard the battery didn’t last too long. My brother bought the G3 and ended up returning barely lasted 3 hours on screen time.

        • Mike Palomba

          The G3 battery was amazing before the lollipop update. Lollipop completely destroyed the G3 even after a factory reset

        • Nate

          So far my G4 is holding up pretty good. Streaming video and Gaming still causes a decent hit to the battery but that is true on my Nexus 6 as well. Clash of Clans and Periscope are death to my batteries. The G4 seems to not heat up as bad as the Nexus 6 when using periscope, I don’t really know what that means. The nexus 6 has no SD card support nor removable battery so I opted for the 64GB version and did not seem to miss my SD card too much. I do wish it had removable battery for long video and gaming sessions so I think the battery thing is a bigger deal than the SD card being gone, for me at least.

    • Jay J. Blanco

      No removable battery nor SD card slot is a no go for me. I don’t want to be on the charger all day. Pop 1 in and out, keep moving

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    • Philly Jim

      You may want to download an app called better battery stats, I have the Note 4 Edge I can go a day and a half easy, every day, now I’m not gaming, but I do read alot and generally get 5 to 5 1/2 hrs easily I even stopped messing around with rooting and switching kernels, they say every phone is different but I can’t see them being that different, going to try and get my hands on a one plus two, we’ll see like most of us on these threads where kind of addictive to cell at least that’s my Case I’ve got the Nexus 6, the HTC M8, and the Note 4 Edge, I switch them out every week definitely my hobby and that’s putting it lightly, so back to your situation it can’t hurt

    • paolo polizzy

      Negative Micro SD slot Negative Batt .Dear Samsung I’m gonna stick to Note 4 .

  • Jay J. Blanco

    I’m sick of the bloatware. Especially since sam sung abandoned most of the pre-installed apps so they are sitting and taking up valuable space.

  • Jsun

    Looks like samsung is allowing me to use my jump on a different brand this year. Maybe windows will have something good to release.

  • Paul

    No microsd?
    NO THANKS!!!

    Moto X Pure Edition seems like a great solution.

    • thepanttherlady

      Looks my next one as well :)

      • Paul

        Well that gives it quite the bump!
        I just have to have wifi calling on it and it’s likely a done deal.

  • TBN27

    Samsung was my worst android smartphone with my GALAXY S2 second worst was LG with the G2X. They all were no good after updating even rooting as well as getting warranty replacements. So I stopped using android. 2 years later I am warming up to android because the Note 4 is lookin. Good, the LG G4 is looking good as well as the Galaxy S6. However what is keeping me on the fence is my friends that are android users are having issues. One has the note 4 and when he updated it his phone hasn’t been the same. Another just upgraded from his GS5 to his GS6. The GS6 has been running hot and and battery has been burning out rapidly. 2 hours after charging his phone would be dead to be exact. Also some freezing issues. He did a factory restore and the phone has been stable since and the battery has been running down at a normal pace. Then recently on Tmonews I read other people are having issues with their various phones after updates to Lollipop. So as much as android has gotten far more appealing than before, the issues they have is keeping me at bay. I am thinking to brave it and try GS6. And if it does faulted within a year of ownership then I will give up.

    • Nate

      Don’t get me started with my LG G2X experience. I swore to never touch another LG Phone but caved in and gave the G4 a try. It’s pretty darn solid. If LG would make a new Note competitor, I might actually consider giving it a shot.

      • TBN27

        Lol. I may follow your footsteps and try it too. I was messing with it at the store. It is looking like solid stuff!

        • Nate

          One thing that took me a minute to get the feel for was the software/on screen home, back and recents buttons. I jumped from a Note 2 to the Nexus 6 and I had become very used to there being dedicated hardware buttons. The LG G4 is the same as the Nexus 6 in regards to the on screen buttons. When apps go full screen you have to slide up or sideways depending on the orientation in order to bring those buttons into focus. Not a big deal but different.

        • Nate

          It kind of sucks as I don’t know which to keep, I really prefer and enjoy the bigger screen of the N6 with the front firing stereo speakers for things like Netflix and Vudu and whatnot. But the G4 is so nice for actual phone usage(calls and speaker phone are way better than N6 to me), camera, IR Blaster and most other stuff.

        • TBN27

          I was going to try the Nexus 6 because of the fact nexus will get its updates but the camera and the battery weren’t so good for what I saw and heard. I bypassed the note because I was still sour over my galaxy S2 failing like it did. So I will give the LG G4 a go. The button on the back and the orientation of the on screen buttons I got through already with playing with it. My only thing with this phone is that it is too big however i was steered away from the Galaxy S6 because another customer at the store are having issues with his. He has been having a lot of lag and crashing apps and restarts. It must be a fluke in his part but still.

        • Nate

          Yeah, the Nexus gets pretty timely updates for me thus far. I bought mine through tmobile. The last one that added in Wifi Calling came to my phone about a month after it was officially released. Not same day update but still pretty fast considering other models on tmobile. I can’t really justify keeping both the G4 and the N6 in rotation so I think I will be selling my WIfe’s GS5 and giving her the G4. I just love my media experience on the N6 but this way we will still have the G4 around for nice mobile photos and whatnot. The N6 camera is still nothing to complain about comparing it to the Note 2 that it replaced so I think I can live with the N6 till the next Nexus hits.

        • thepanttherlady

          I really dislike the speaker on the back of the G4. :/

        • Nate

          I don’t like the placement of the speaker, that’s for sure. To me though, it seems to sound much better than the N6 for calls on speaker phone.

  • Paul

    no sd card slot or removable battery. our samsung rep showeed the devices to us today in store.

    • EnglishRose

      What battery does the note 5 have?

  • JBLmobileG1

    I am very glad I upgraded my Note 3 to the LG G4 now. I was seriously going to hold off jumping until the Note 5 was released but was very impressed with what the LG G4 offered (camera mainly) and all the positive reviews that were coming in about the phone in general. Being that the Note 5 will have no removable battery or sd card slot is definitely a killer. I never owned an LG phone before and I must say the software seems so much nicer than what Samsung offers. I use to have tons of issues with my pass Samsung phones… such as freezing etc. Also the battery life on the LG G4 is Awesome… especially the stand by time. If you don’t use the phone for hours the battery still holds its juice… as if the phone was completely off when it’s actually still on. I guess I will see how LG does with their updates because every new update on almost all my past Samsung phones screwed up my phone in some way or another. As of right now I’d say the LG G4 is one of the best Android phones on the market.

    • RLB63

      On my S4’s it seems to hang when playing music on the phone memory from freezing. Is that better on the G4?

  • Mac Oh Noez

    i wanted to go the moto route, but it seems they took a shitty page out of apple and samsung and made it. none battery removable. so any other alternative to the note series? removable battery is a must, not like those shitty moto phones.

    • gmo8492

      LG is your best bet, they still give a damn about those two features and they want to release a pro version of the G4. But still only rumors at this point.

      • RLB63

        I’m waiting for the G5. I figure that should be equal to anything else out there at the time. Plus I’m hoping it has more coverage and the next version of android out of the box.

      • AcemanX AcemanX

        I can’t get over the shitty ips lcd screen they use man, I put my note 4 next to my brothers LG and they both played the same 1440p video but fuk the LG screen looked like it had a gray film on top, with the super amoled screen next to it of the note 4, it reminded me of those claritin commercials, just lift the film and you’ll see it nice and sharp and clear wth amazing colors with the notes screen. ..I mean shit before the s6 came out it was rated the best looking display on earth for a handset..I guess I’ll stick to my note 4

      • Mac Oh Noez

        I work out on the field a lot. So I listen to talk radio and watch TV. Battery swapping is a must. Thanks for your input.

  • wazzoman

    just had the samsung rep walk in to my store and hand me a live verzion of both devices yes they look just like the photos no mirco sd card slot. no removable battery. battery is 3000 mah on the note 5 and the s pen works like 100 times better then the 4

    • mikejones1876

      There is no way they are making the battery smaller on the note 5

      • mreveryphone

        Maybe he meant on s6 edge+

    • EnglishRose

      3000mah? Get the fk outa here lol.

  • mreveryphone

    The s6 was a test to see how the market would react to the changes… Even though sales weren’t out of this world they were very strong. Once all the butt hurt people get over the changes they have made Samsung will get back to doing crazy numbers. The s6 series are the best looking phones to date. Samsung will continue the onslaught of these beautiful devices with massive marketing campaigns because they have funds to do so. People forget they make a ton of money from their chips off apple and they will continue to as long as they lead the industry with their 14nm process and soon moving forward with their even smaller process. The masses want beautiful products, not sd card slots. If the sd card slot was so important then why didn’t lg and htc make a killing this year? The masses have definitely spoken with their pocket books. I personally thought I needed a sd slot in phones until I got the 64gb s6 edge. I have 12 Blu Ray quality movies, tons of music, a lot of work documents, tons of pics and videos that I’ve taken, and other miscellaneous things on my phone and I still have 14gb of storage space left. The memory transfer from my phone to my Windows 2 in 1 is very fast. The memory transfer on my note 4 was significantly slower which isn’t a issue but I can see the difference with the innards of the old tech and the new. For me the note 5 will be a day one purchase for me. I understand the new tech in these phones and it’s only going to get better.

    • EnglishRose

      The most interesting thing for me is going to be the s-pen! That is the main reason I’ve brought every note to date. I didn’t think the pen was any better on N4 than the N3. I’ve read that this is a complete overhaul. Let’s hope so. I did want a removable back for battery reasons but it’s not a problem really as I think they will bump it up a bit anyway. Expandable memory I can do without too. I’m that paranoid I will lose what’s on my phone its off it every month onto my external hard drive through my laptop. Pictures are in amazon cloud so I don’t see a reason to have any thing above 32-64gb. I must admit I had a S6 for a week and it was as slippy as a wet fish. But it will have a view cover on most likely any way. Roll on the 13th.

      • mreveryphone

        The new s pen should be boss as usual. And with pdf manipulation it’s going to be a better than ever

    • RLB63

      Yeah some people will come back. I doubt my family will. I’m waiting to see the G5. After the massive improvements to the G4 I think it has a pretty good shot at replacing my S4. My son got the S5 after he found out they did away with the battery swap and the micro SD. I’m also looking at the new Motorola phones. They might have something there as well. One daughter bought the note 4. Said she wouldn’t buy a note 5 if they messed it up like the S6

      • mreveryphone

        Sd card slots are going the way of the floppy

        • watkins

          You need to stop drinking the kool aid. With 200 gb micro SD cards just hitting the market they aren’t going anywhere. Nobody gives a crap about the cloud. All of this is being done so that the masses can get charged up the anus for higher storage models and cloud storage. You can get a 128 gb micro SD for 50 bucks if you shop around. Use your brain. How’s having faster internal memory more reliable? What happens if your phone dies? Or if you’re like myself and upgrade yearly? For me it’s reeeeal simple. Pop my micro SD out, put it in my next device. All done.

        • mreveryphone

          Yeah ok… That 128gb card you got for 50 bucks will fail faster than 1992 Ford Taurus on a 100+ day! Get real… I never said anything about the cloud. Sd cards fail all the time. Internal memory rarely does. It takes me seconds to transfer data back and forth on my laptop, I’d rather have that than failing sd cards. If you can’t afford the note 5 then it’s not for you… Stick with the g4 and htc one.

        • thepanttherlady

          When did wanting an SD slot become code for not being able to afford a phone? SMH

        • mreveryphone

          Smh when did I say anything about a SD slot means not being able to afford a phone? I wasn’t speaking in any type of code…

        • thepanttherlady

          Your response to @watkins commemts about expandable memory stated: “If you can’t afford the note 5 then it’s not for you… Stick with the g4 and htc one.”

          OP never mentioned price of the note 5 being an issue.

        • mreveryphone

          OP referenced getting charged for higher storage models complaining about the price. Meaning it’s not affordable to him. Now refer back to my comment.

        • thepanttherlady

          Not wanting to pay an exorbitant amount extra for additional internal memory does not equate not being able to afford it.

        • mreveryphone

          To each his own… But 9 times out of 10 that’s what it equates to.

        • watkins

          It didn’t. That’s only what the blind sheep want you to believe.

        • watkins

          Lol I’m sure you’re prob one of those guys that bought cheapest crap over the counter micro SD cards you can find. I used to do that myself I’m not gonna lie. Get a good brand and a class 10 that will never happen. I still have hand me down 64gb cards that have been thru over five devices with heavy use and they still haven’t crapped out.
          Maybe you like transferring crap back and forth between a laptop, but the majority of people don’t. So good luck with your note 5. This thing is def gonna tank Samsung’s mobile division. I’m waiting for the lg g4 pro to drop.

        • mreveryphone

          Nope I was taught at a early age there are some things that you don’t buy cheap and electronics are one of them if you want them to last. I’ve had one sd card fail on me and it was a class 10… Never say never. I get the frustration and like you some people haven’t had them fail so they don’t understand… I like having the piece of mind knowing that the internal memory is less likely to fail than a SD card. So if that means I’ll have to take 5 minutes out of a month to transfer then I’m fine with that. I’ll definitely enjoy my note 5, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy the g4 pro… Just remember what I said about cheap electronics…

        • watkins

          If you followed your own advice you wouldn’t be buying this new note. Just saying…

        • mreveryphone

          You clearly don’t understand. And that’s fine, most don’t

        • watkins

          Most of us seem to have common sense in here… Then there are one or two of you guys lol.

        • mreveryphone

          Correct sir! The one’s with smarts. One or two is right! We’re usually the minority so we’re used to people with only common sense trying to keep up!

        • watkins

          Lol whatever helps you sleep at night

        • mreveryphone

          Ditto!

        • AcemanX AcemanX

          There is no good argument vs lack of expandable storage, none

        • mreveryphone

          Yes there is…

        • gmo8492

          Wow bro, my friend has a Ford Taurus and he just hit 270k miles on it and it’s still going strong. Plus I never had an SD card fail on me, it actually takes less time to swap out an SD card to another phone than manually downloading files from your computer or the cloud. So much flawed logic with this one

        • mreveryphone

          What year? Doesn’t really matter it’s just an analogy… I’ve had a card fail on me so I’m cool with higher internal memory. Plus I don’t want to keep up with multiple sd cards… I’ve lost some along the way… I’d rather transfer straight from my phone to my computer.

        • gmo8492

          It’s a 1995 and I don’t get why people are happy to have a phone be with less features than the year before. It was obviously a widely used feature and Samsung should expect backlash for removing it

        • mreveryphone

          I said 1992… But anyway like I said I’ve had a card fail on me so I’ll be happy… Features come and go it’s just how things work… Do you think we should still be listening to eight track tapes and watching movies on beta max? As physical memory gets smaller and smaller and capacity gets bigger there won’t be a need for sd cards. I have 10 to 12 Blu ray quality movies, lots of pics, work documents, and a lot of my music on my 64gb s6 edge with about 14gb left to spare so I think we’ll be fine with storage in the future…

        • gmo8492

          That threshold is getting smaller and smaller. You seem to imply that SD cards are an irrelevant storage medium. But in fact Google during their I/O conference in May demoed “project vault” where they used micro SD cards as a secure storage solution for phones and tablets. So even though manufactures are ignoring consumera now, they are making a comback.

        • mreveryphone

          Yes I remember the I/O conference and them talking about that but maybe it’s a little to late for the smartphone. Tablets are a different ball game since more media consumption happens on them. As long as they keep the entry internal memory at 16gb on tablets the expandable memory is needed on them.

        • Mr_FireStarter

          Had my SD Card now 4 years 32gb, bought it cheap at the time.

        • mreveryphone

          Wonderful!

        • AcemanX AcemanX

          Outdated? They just introduced 200gb…200gb on the size of a finger nail, that’s state of the art lol
          ..outdated

        • mreveryphone

          True it is state of the art and internal memory on the smartphone isn’t far off… I mean seriously how memory do we really need on a smartphone?

        • AcemanX AcemanX

          I guess it just depends on the user, a lot of ppl want all their data available rather than switching out data, using cloud or stream, if I can bring my whole movie collection why not etc…

        • mreveryphone

          Nobody is going to watch there whole movie collection on a smartphone… You people need to get real…

    • Twomanychoices

      All I can say is at least you look good when your plug into a outlet. Waiting to charge. I’m sure it will catch my eye when I walk buy with my note 4 with extended battery waiting for my sd card to take that extra millisecond to load my music. Oh and my other phone is a lg4 and it awsome. So some of are not but hurt we just moved on.

      • mreveryphone

        If the specs are accurate an extended battery won’t be needed so yes I’ll look very good plugging in while I sleep… And like I said the memory transfer speeds weren’t an issue but just an observation of new technology at work. I’m sorry that made you butt hurt. Oh and I never said anything was wrong with the g4… I’m sure it’s pretty awesome.

        • Twomanychoices

          No you imply were but hurt. I’m not. But i like using my phone with all features on. Bluetooth gps screen on full power. The s6 has many complaints of high battery drain. I would rather have practically in my phone and the use of my card. Not to mention there been a abundance of company making extended battery’s for the note series. I always buy a case so shinny metal make no diffrence to me not to mention iv found a longer range with my bluetooth in a plastic frame . I love the option my note 4 gives me and that the reason I love android. I left htc when they too closed off the ability to expand there phone. Strange how there now back to offering that feature. Samsung has slowly working on haveing the luxury that I phone has by owning there own market and phones. Android is a open forum. Let me ask you this will you buy a note 6 if they drop google and only offer titzN ( hope I spelled that right)

        • Tomanychoices

          Point being samsung want control of all aspect of there phone and to charge you for that. Sview cases and accessory have to be samsung certified and no Extended memory just the beginning.like you said there a big player in the market but other big player make mistake that cost them. I work for Intel shouldn’t be using a snapdragon prosser but a intell. I guess they missed the boat thinking smartphones were a fad. They now want part of that market but we’ll established company have it wrapped up. But like samsung intell can buy them out if they need too. One other negative thing that make me sad is my s5 with all the engineering and talent at samsung my s5 can’t function with lollipop 5.1 lots of excuses but just in time for s6. so I jumped thinking it was lollicrap but g4 work amazing on it.

        • mreveryphone

          Optimization is everything!

        • mreveryphone

          Never said I was butt hurt… Anyway the note 5 will be fine. For the customers they lost due to plastic backs they’ll gain back… Those people could care less about a SD card slot’s. But to each their own. And if the note 6 drops with tizen just read my profile name and you’ll have your answer…

        • Mr_FireStarter

          I would never buy a tizen phone

      • watkins

        SD card speeds beat loading and buffering all your stuff from the cloud any day.. And even more so if you’re in a bad coverage area.

  • Jonathan S. Flores

    i am just going to tell you they feel amazing, the note 5 pen has improve so much.. unfortunately no more removable battery or sd card slot. the edge + it looks just like the edge.. specs wise nothing wow.. but definitely a improve screen.. i wasn’t able to take a picture but Samsung reps already received their test units.

    • Stumptown Retro

      Can confirm this as well. Don’t like the Edge. The Note Edge was a better idea all-around as the edge actually did something.

    • gmo8492

      At this point Samsung has caused a fire storm by removing these two features. I understand why they did it to the S6, but a lot of people who used the Note series saw it as a productivity device. I have seen thousands of posts already saying that people are completely done buying Samsung phones. I expect horrible sales numbers. Doesn’t matter how the phone feels or looks. The Note 4 was a perfect balance and they could have improved on it with premium back covers like the OnePlus 2. Samsung just doesn’t understand their customers and it looks like they never will.

      • Jose Lugo

        I’m going to have to 2 or 3rd or 10000th time lol. I’m a Note 4 owner and I am not looking forward to this Note 5 or any other device Samsung has to offer. Why is Samsung even doing a + version for the Edge anyways? Feeling a little apple if you know what I mean and that fine because they have been doing that for years. Samsung needs to keep on their own trail as that is what the Note Series was all-about.

    • Awt

      Any idea if tmobile will get the s6 edge plus? I like the idea of a bigger screen but don’t care about the pen. When I had the Note 4 I never used the pen.

      • Jonathan S. Flores

        yes tmobile getting both devices

      • lars

        looks to be 8/21 They will officially announce that 8/13 at the event

  • Phil

    Slash Gear hands on leak reports No SD card , 4GB ram & 32GB base model……yes 32GB base lol
    So basically 700.??
    Good stuff Samsung your customer base will run away.

    Link to read – http://www.slashgear.com/galaxy-note-5-s6-edge-gets-an-early-hands-on-leak-03395287/

  • Marcelo_L

    No SD slot…..fail!

  • larrrs

    I just played with one, so yeah confirm the no SD card slot or removable battery, but it will come with a 100 Gb storage on One drive. 16 mp camera, the S6 plus looks cool and has added software for those sides button thing. I actually got to play with both models and it looked great. The Note 5 pen is more advanced and easier to use. Looks like 8/21 will be the release date.

    • watkins

      Nobody gives a crap about the cloud. I’m sure both phones are nice but I don’t buy devices based on how they look. I buy them based on features.. Features that Samsung is striping away.

    • AcemanX AcemanX

      Ya it’s sad but I won’t be upgrading to the 5 without sd support and man I just realized I use my IR blaster every day, and 32gb stock is just a slap on the face they could of at least offered 64gb stock to offset the lack of micro sd

    • mreveryphone

      Is the edge screen bigger than the one on s6 edge?

    • jtothada

      usb type c?

      • Mr_FireStarter

        No, it will have USB 2.0

    • Mr_FireStarter

      Not that I don’t believe you but you sound like a Samsung Rep, and yes it is crap these features your saying will out way the bad, NO SD, fine with 128gb but why have to pay a premium price, No removable battery fine, but 3000mah not acceptable. NO IR WHY?!?!?! One of the main reasons I love my S5. Samsungs new motto — “Let’s strip all the fun out of our phones and make you pay more!”

  • JayBEE

    No SD Card slot in the Note 5 means I will not upgrade my Note 3 and look to see what LG does with their so-called LG G4 Pro later this year.

  • EnglishRose

    Are they having a laugh. A 3000mah battery. Even if the new insides do use less power, with all the stuff they are missing off this N5 that was on N4 they could at least whack a bigger battery in it. I cannot believe what we are reading is actually serious , it all sounds bullshit!

  • Victor

    Can someone confirm 100% the battery life? I’m starting to hear 4100mah