Renders of Samsung’s next Galaxy Note and a fresh variant of the Galaxy S6 Edge have leaked online, giving us a pretty good idea of what to expect when the handsets are officially unveiled later this year.
Sourced by GSMArena, the renders come to us from case-maker ITSKINS. The accessories company claims to have worked them up from work-in-progress product images created by the team designing the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.
And while it’d be folly to take them as gospel, they appear to provide some very solid clues as to what’s in store for the Galaxy range.
According to GSM Arena, the much rumoured Note 5 will measure 153.3mm by 76.1mm by 7.9 mm, meaning it’s largely unchanged from the current-generation Note 4.
However, the phablet will apparently feature an as-yet-unseen “automated or push to eject mechanism" for the S Pen stylus. So that’s something a bit novel.
The S6 Edge Plus is apparently ‘as billed’ too, in the sense that it’s a bigger version of the standard S6 Edge.
This apparently comes in at 154.4 mm by 75.8 mm by 6.9 mm and features a 5.7-inch screen, which may or may not include the secondary, ‘edged’ display that gives the Edge line its name.
Due dates for both handsets seem changeable right now. Believe what you read in some places and Samsung will drop them both in August, in a bid to steal a march on the iPhone 6S.
However, other well-placed sources claim that the Note 5 is likely to land in early September at the IFA technology expo in Berlin. That’s entirely in keeping with past form, given that Samsung has always used the event to launch earlier versions of the Note line.