Samsung is changing things up by moving the launch date of their Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone. According to the Wall Street Journal, Samsung will be releasing the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 in mid-August.
According to Sam Mobile, the Galaxy Note 5 will have a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display and a resolution of 1400 x 2560 pixels. It is rumored that the Note 5 will support an Exynos 7422 processor with a 64-bit octa-core UCP. We are also told that this will be Samsung’s first true ePoP device. For those unfamiliar with ePoP, this is a chip that combines the CPU, GPU, Ram, storage, and LTE modem on one chip.
When looking at the rumored specs of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, I am left somewhat disappointed. The Galaxy Note 4 had a 5.7-inch display, 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution, as well as an 8-core processor. I do not see much of an improvement if at all when looking at the Note 5. With that said, we can see that Samsung has spent most of their time bringing ePoP technology to their phones.
Regarding ePoP technology Samsung stated:
By offering our new high-density ePoP memory for flagship smartphones, Samsung expects to provide its customers with significant design benefits, while enabling faster and longer operation of multi-tasking features, Jeeho Baek, Senior Vice President of Memory Marketing at Samsung Electronics. We plan to expand our line-up of ePoP memory with packages involving enhancements in performance and density over the next few years, to further add to the growth of premium mobile market.
Another benefit to ePoP technology is the smaller amount of real estate it occupies in the phone. Samsung’s ePoP decreased the total area used by about 40 percent. Since phones are getting larger and not smaller, I would imagine Samsung would keep the same phone size and provide a larger battery; that would make Samsung users extremely happy.
So why is Samsung planning on releasing the Note 5 earlier than they normally do? I hate to say it, but I imagine Samsung is more intimidated by Apple than they have been in the past. Until the release of the iPhone 6 Plus, Apple has been catering to those who are looking for a smaller smartphone. When it came to ‘phablets’, Samsung did not have much competition.
We know that Apple had record breaking sales after releasing the iPhone 6. With rumors swirling around regarding the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, Samsung is likely looking to pull the trigger before the 6s hits the market. By doing so, Samsung will be able to sell their Note 5 to a larger audience before the remainder is gobbled up by the iPhone 6S Plus.
Let’s hope that Samsung is not rushing to get the Note 5 to the market before it’s ready. It would be a pity to see the Note crash and make an even grander entrance for the 6s.
What are your thoughts? Do you think Samsung is making a good move by releasing the Note 5 earlier than expected? Let us now what you think in the comment section below.