Exclusive: Here are some more details about the Galaxy Note 5 and the Project Zero 2

After bringing some juicy information about Samsung’s upcoming high-end smartphones, the Galaxy Note 5 and the successor to the Galaxy Note Edge, we are ready to reveal some more details about the South Korean smartphone giant’s upcoming devices.

First things first. Samsung has internally renamed Project Zen to Project Zero 2. Unlike the Galaxy Note 5, Project Zero 2 (SM-G928) will lack S Pen functionality. Yes, that’s surprising, isn’t it? This means that it will be something like a bigger version of the Galaxy S6 edge. We don’t know what pushed Samsung into taking this decision, but we’re sure they have a good reason for this. What confirms this fact is the device’s model number as well as its codename, which are similar to that of the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge.

Samsung will release the Clear View case as well as the S View case for the Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920) and the Project Zero 2, but what’s interesting is that there’s an accessory called Keyboard Cover for these devices as well. This might be something like a detachable keyboard case that is generally released with tablets.

Samsung will announce both devices at IFA 2015, just like all existing high-end Galaxy Note smartphones. There were some rumours stating a possible announcement of the Galaxy Note 5 in July, but Samsung Mobile president J.K. Shin has already rubbished those rumours.

The Galaxy Note 5 is internally codenamed Project Noble, and is expected to compete with Apple’s iPhone 6S Plus. It might feature a 2K or a 4K Super AMOLED flat display, an updated octa-core Exynos 7422 processor, and the traditional S Pen. The Project Zero 2 device is expected to feature a 5.4-inch or 5.5-inch Super AMOLED dual-edge curved display, a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor, 32GB storage, a 16-megapixel primary camera with OIS, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

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dennis nai
1 year 11 months ago

i wish they just make it with 1 system like sd or exynos so more developer to work on it and we can get more choice of rom and kernel , like the s6 edge. those guy with a exynos note edge like me can only envy those with a snapdragon note edge where there are a lots of option out there.

1 year 11 months ago

Err…”a 2K or 4K” screen?? This gets repeated EVERYWHERE, why?? Does no one realise that 2K is approximately the same as Full HD??
Full HD 1920×1080 while 2K is 2048×1080 which is only a tiny bit wider. 2K will be a massive downgrade in resolution. It’s not going to have a SMALLER resolution than the S6, c’mon guys.

1 year 11 months ago

Err aren’t these the standards?:
FHD is 1920 x 1080
2K is 2048 x 1536
4K is 4096 x 3072

If not, correct me please.

1 year 11 months ago

Those resolutions you posted are in 4:3 (1.3:1) format as well. Unlike the 16:9 (1.7:1) of FHD, QHD, UHD, etc. and the 2K, 4K, etc resolutions are even wider than that at 1.9:1.

Those resolutions you posted are 4:3 VGA standards:
2048 x 1536 = QXGA
4096 x 3072 = HXGA

1 year 11 months ago

I see… But if we keep the same ratio of FHD (16:9) then the standard would be QHD, and UHD respectively right?
FHD being 1920 x 1080 (S5′s and Note 3′s resolution)
QHD being 2560 x 1440 (S6′s and Note 4′s resolution)
UHD being 3840 x 2160 (4 times FHD’s amount of pixels)

And I think most people commonly refer QHD as 2K and UHD as 4K (though doesn’t really reach 4K pixels in height but it’s 4 times FHD), don’t we? Again, correct me if I’m wrong.

1 year 11 months ago

Yeah I think when they write “a 2K or 4K display” they really mean “a QHD or UHD display”.

My earlier comment was deleted as spam because I had links in them (only to wikipedia). But the ‘K’ resolutions are cinema standards (2K being 2048×1080 and 4K being 4096×2160).

Before the the 3840×2160 resolution became standard as UHD many manufacturers would (incorrectly) market their 3840×2160 device as ’4K’. But nobody ever marketed a device as being ’2K’ so not sure how the ’2K’ label became so popular. 2K is literally only 128 pixels wider than FHD (also making 4K only 128 pixels wider than UHD).

Yeah it can get really confusing. Now think how confusing this is for the average consumer.

1 year 11 months ago

But why? I was seriously waiting for the Note Edge 2, I loved the first Note Edge but that version of Touchwiz did not convince me to buy it. Was waiting for the new Touchwiz and would have definitely bought the Note Edge 2 if it had the new Touchwiz and 1st Note Edge features

1 year 11 months ago

“The Galaxy Note 5 is internally codenamed Project Noble, and is expected to compete with Apple’s iPhone 6S Plus.” Seriously! The Note Series is on another level, never mind about competing with Apple’s infant and lacking iPhone Plus series. “NOTE THAT”

1 year 11 months ago

Hi, if you thing about it where can they put an spen on a edge phome with 2 sides, there is no room

1 year 11 months ago

Oh I don’t know, maybe in the 5-7cm of regular thickness between the two edges?

1 year 11 months ago

On the Note Edge te S-Pen is on the curved side. So yes, there is the room…