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Galaxy Note 5 cases appear online, what about that S Pen though?

A couple of days back we reported exclusively that Samsung is going to announce the Galaxy Note 5 on August 12 instead of waiting till IFA 2015 in September, with the handset’s launch not that far off we’ve already seen it stop by the FCC and several case manufacturers have already revealed what they have in store for this device. Today a Galaxy Note 5 case from Ringke has caught our eye which raises a very important question about the S Pen.

The S Pen has always been a staple on the Galaxy Note lineup and Samsung is sticking with it this time around as well however it appears to have changed the way it’s ejected. Previously you would just push it out using your nail but in all renders of the device we have seen so far the S Pen appears to sit flushed with the frame thus making it impossible to eject it using that method. Is Samsung going with a push-to-release mechanism for the Galaxy Note 5 or will the S Pen be able to auto-eject? Lets not forget that Samsung does have a patent on auto-eject technology for the S Pen which would not only make things easier but would look certainly look cool.

I have my money on the auto-eject feature, to me there doesn’t appear to be much give for a push-to-release mechanism, but then again I could be wrong. You tell us though, what do you think Samsung is going to opt for?

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ste567
ste567

Adding the IR blaster for the first time on the Galaxy S4 was a HUGE success. Today, I continue to use it on my S5 and I was thinking actually to upgrade to the Note 5. A high-end device without an IR blaster it really is a failure. Seriously, Samsung, why?

tpeter
tpeter

NOTE 5 without INFRARED blaster and removable battery and micro sd slot is real failure

tampa8
tampa8

I am hoping the Note 5 in particular really flops, not because I want Samsung to do badly, because it may wake them up and return to the SD card and removable battery especially for the Note phones.

ThaiM
ThaiM

Don’t get your hopes up. The S6 flopped big time and they’re still doing it with the Note 5. It’s mind boggling.

Mazzarrino
Mazzarrino

If there is anything that we don’t need on a phone is more electronic/electrical doodads. The S-Pen should have a push to release feature and then just push it back in. I also agree with Erickwill insofar as external storage. No way on the Note 5… I still have my Note 2 running ‘almost’ stock Android but the first flagship phone I can find over the next couple of months with at least a 5.5 inch display and expandable storage is the one that I buy.
Sick of Samsung giving less and charging more.

ThaiM
ThaiM

“Giving less and charging more”. That’s Apple’s ideology. But what Samsunk fails to realize is that Apple’s target audience are unintelligent people. So when Samsunk tries desperately so hard to copy Apple, they fail miserably because the core initial Android audience aren’t stupid. And Apple’s fanbase are already too stupid to switch. Lose-lose for Samsunk.

erickwill
erickwill

I won’t go along with Note 5 if it’s external sdcard is really removed from it.. no matter if the design is better now or not.

caesantos
caesantos

This design is much better than that of the Note 4. Now it looks like my Note 4 is an old smartphone! Now there’s no need to use nails to pull the S Pen!

ThaiM
ThaiM

Considering Samsunk is so desperately trying to copy Crapple now, my guess would be the S-Pen is nonremovable. This will make the user experience faster as you no longer have to fumble and try to do things.

tpeter
tpeter

Note 5 without infrared and removable battery and micro sd slot is real failure

j2001m
j2001m

It’s because they moved to ufs, Samsung can sell you an sd ufs card for £200 if you like

I.e. Sd card are a very slow emmc mem
You can even have a good speed sd card but it mean nothing on phones as they only support sd 3.0 at a top speed of 40mhz, due to the size and tha battery damage

Mazzarrino
Mazzarrino

Who cares? How fast does a ‘smart’ phone device have to be? Maybe for elitist snobs though….

n900mixalot
n900mixalot

What about expensive cameras? They use SD cards and work just fine …

rsadalarasu
rsadalarasu

I guess Infrared port is at the top and headphone jack port is at the bottom.

masterross
masterross

Nope!
This is second mic

masterross
masterross

Where is the IR blaster?

rsadalarasu
rsadalarasu

I think its at the top and looks like headphone jack has been moved to the bottom similar to S6

Mazzarrino
Mazzarrino

They should do away with IR altogether. Like I really need to spend 800 bux on a phone to replace a $5.00 remote. It doesn’t even start my car or open the trunk.

ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

All I know is that I want this cover