Samsung sets sights on the iPhone 6S, may announce the Galaxy Note 5 in July

We all know that engineers at Samsung are hard at work in developing the Galaxy Note 5, and it was expected that the company would traditionally announce it during IFA 2015. Now, a report from WhoWired Korea is claiming that Samsung might drop the bomb sooner than expected as it is trying to outmatch Apple by announcing its next flagship smartphone ahead of the iPhone 6S’ possible announcement in August.

According to the report, Samsung has finalised the specifications of the Galaxy Note 5, and already showcased it to its global telecom partners. Apparently, Samsung has plans to complete the prototype by mid-June, and take pre-orders before the launch at the end of July. There is a slight possibility of this report being true, but you should take this with a pinch of salt.

Samsung has experienced less than stellar sales of its Galaxy Note series devices, thanks to Apple’s entry into the phablet category with the iPhone 6 Plus. Previously, we reported that the Galaxy Note 5 could feature a 2K or a 4K display and an Exynos 7 processor with an inbuilt homegrown modem. Samsung is also expected to announce its first round smartwatch (Gear A), which runs on a newer version of Tizen, alongside the Galaxy Note 5.

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