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More Galaxy Note 5 photos surface with S Pen stylus

The upcoming Galaxy Note 5 has been seen in cases designed for Samsung’s most prestigious hit of the year, but questions still remain about how the device will look exactly as well as the microSD card slot and removable battery. Few photos have given a decisive answer, but new photos put some definitive answers on longing questions.

The latest Galaxy Note 5 photos designed by Ivo Marić and made available from French site nowhereelse, show a curved back on the Note 5, heart rate monitor and LED flash in the same location as that of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, in addition to a single speaker at the bottom, USB 2.0 port, chamfered edges, and an auto-ejecting S Pen.

The USB 2.0 port means that USB 3.0 is definitely out for the Note 5. As for the chamfered edges, we expected no less, and the single speaker, along with the heart rate monitor and LED flash, matches the S6 and S6 edge design language. Much of the Galaxy Note series borrows from the S line annually.

The auto-ejecting S Pen shows that Samsung’s auto-eject stylus patent was a serious call, and one for which we applaud Samsung. Thousands of patents are filed each year, and millions more are filed and never implemented. Hopefully, Samsung’s auto-eject stylus puts an end to the “patents are filed but never implemented” claim that is often made whenever a new USPTO patent surfaces. A Weibo account has also shown off the new and improved S Pen, and we get to see how Samsung implemented the auto-eject function. The very top of the S Pen shows a little “push” tip, which could very well indicate that Samsung intends to allow users to “push to eject” the S Pen instead of requiring them to use a fingernail to slightly nudge the stylus out of place and then pull it from the stylus slot.

Keep in mind that these are renders, designs based on the leaked specifications, but Ivo Marić may have nailed something that hasn’t been discussed as much about the Note 5: that is, Samsung may decide to bring the curved back of the Galaxy S6 edge to the Note 5 – thereby killing the need to create a Note edge 2 this year. LG created a G Flex 2 this year, but brought a curved back to the G4 – and Samsung may feel that making the Note 5 a little “curved” may indeed be the way to make the Note 5 more “ergonomic,” thus encouraging greater sales and squashing the doubts of many who think the Note 5’s 5.7-inch display is simply too large to hold in one hand.

As we’ve also seen with the camera on the Note 5 as opposed to that of the S6 in other photo leaks, the camera won’t have the annoying protrusion of the S6 and S6 edge camera.

The photos still show a closed back, which means that expandable storage and the removable battery are a no-go for the Galaxy Note 5. All in all, the Note 5 will be a gorgeous device and the best on the market, and the removable battery and microSD card slot, though having some significance, shouldn’t be the only reason you buy a Galaxy Note 5 in the first place.

You can go here to check out the rest of our Galaxy Note 5 coverage. You can find more information at the links below.

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okizen
okizen

No micro-sd card, no ability to swap battery? WTF?!!!? Since Samsung are good at mass producing phones, they need to make two Note 5s, one with the micro-sd card slot PLUS the ability to swap the battery.

kronicle
kronicle

The only chance of Samsung putting out two Galaxy Note 5 models is if they dumb down it’s all in one Exynos SoC (CPU/cores, GPU/cores, LTE, LPDDR4, USF 2.0 Memory) to a Qualcomm chip and don’t call it a Note series device. But just include your lame SD card Slot, plastic and removable battery, only including an old generation S Pen instead! ahahaha….. but I’m sure you’ll just love it for it’s old last gen features and CHEAP Quality and Price!!! :DDD

HeatNation
HeatNation

I’m currently a Note 4 user and I love this phone. Previous phones were S2, S3, S4, S5, Note 2, and Note 3. If Sammy seals the battery in and takes away the micro SD card slot, this will be my last Samsung device until they bring those valuable features back. I don’t give a damn about UFS 2.0 and 14nm blah blah blah. I’m a power user and I need those features…

kronicle
kronicle

Off you go then…… hahaha…… since you fools don’t even understand technology concepts or innovation from the ground up and how it all works together. We’ll soon see exactly why Note 5 with Exynos 7422 will be called the BEAST and literally KILL every competitor’s chips in performance. If all you want is to waste your time swapping batteries and fiddling with tiny SLOWER THAN MOLASSES about to DIE MicroSD cards, using Microsoft Proprietary Licensed ex-FAT and FAT formats….. go buy an LG or other Chinese makers lame devices!!! :DDD

xjoshuax89
xjoshuax89

You do realize that there is no need to be hating?

Argue the statements. By attacking a person’s character you merely weaken your argument because you don’t seem to have one.

kronicle
kronicle

Wow!!!! …..is that ever one sweet looking phone! 😀 I also notice they merely changed the side of the speaker placement on Note 5 versus Note 4/Note 3 and that even prior to iPhone 6, Apple thinking they invented placing speakers on the bottom! lol…. of course we all know Apple’s deluded Cult followers all think Apple invented EVERYTHING Ages before the DAWN of TIME! ;-P As if that was even possible! ahahaha….. Now they all claim Apple invented Phablets too! haha…. 😀 Even though Note series remains the #1 selling phablet in the World. Which Applewellians everywhere will try… Read more »

SuperMagicRabbit
SuperMagicRabbit

No, thank you.
I bought the Note 2, Note 3 and I have the Note 4 but I will NOT buy this Note 5.
I can survive without removable battery, but I NEED the infrared blaster (I use my Note 4 as a remote for my TV, box and Hi-Fi) and the SD Card slot.
Samsung is dropping all the reasons that made me a NOTE Client

cloud1
cloud1

The title should clearly state that these are just renders

tpeter
tpeter

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

SuperMagicRabbit
SuperMagicRabbit

100% agree with you

andres ross
andres ross

Lg g4 price went down in California to $453 bucks wonder why..so all yall that’s thinking bout switching up its reasonable

n900mixalot
n900mixalot

Just when they were going for more squared off devices they go and do this. Design is a risk and this isn’t one I’m willing to invest in. And what happens when the S-Pen mechanism inevitably breaks? Samsung mechanisms like this always do, guaranteed. They’ll call it physical damage amd blame the user. I’m really not interested in this device. At all. It is too soon, the Note 4 was a mistake, the Edge was awesome but dead in the water … Whatever Samsung.

We used to be interested in being your guinea pigs but this is a bit too far.

Spo0of
Spo0of

The only real thing here could be the S-Pen. It looks like photo.
The rest are just very good renders – the surface reflection on the side of the phone is produced by render.

schwift
schwift

If this really is the Note 5, why, dear god why, did they flip the charge port upside down!?!

randy1911
randy1911

This is not a note 5,,Samsung please get off your apple high horse. This is definitely not the next big thing its more of the same old thing but dumber. Nope no reason to get rid of my Note edge, I really wanted a new note edge 5 but a bigger screen, and usb type C for the 10amp charging. The above is a Note 4.5 at best. Im not getting this trash but if samsung was to make a Mega Note Edge, give it usb type c, Ill even settle for the same processor in the Note 5, .… Read more »

thegeneral2010
thegeneral2010

its still fake cuz s pen is always located on the right not to the left and speakers as well.

robertbr
robertbr

Without android m and USB c this device will be outdated from day 1. Despite of looking like a good piece of hardware I would not recommend anyone to buy it. Especially with Samsung’s poor update policy.

tpeter
tpeter

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

mzyr
mzyr

I have used Note 3 for 8 months and using note 4 since last 3 months, I was disappointed when I find the disabled or limited to S Pen features like Air gesture, some toucles Air view features, Later waiting for firmware updates annoyed me and now we are about to have a new model to be launched earlier devaluing the current one before time. Beside above all what we will get that you guys also dont like the limitations of fixed battery and sotorage, no edge display which was better curved and useful on note edge than S6 Edge.… Read more »

Channel42x
Channel42x

Still think my Note 4 looks better, but the curved back on the Note 5 would be better for ergonomics for handling the phone I think. But my Note 4 is giving up on me after a bit more of 6 months of having it right now. 1. The LED will sometimes not light up when charging, after locking the phone. Need to unlock and lock it again for it to work. 2. Fast charging is on, but sometimes when I plug it in, it says it’s charging over USB, when it’s via my charger. Need to unplug it and… Read more »

Element2k3
Element2k3

If this is true, there are only 2 explanations: 1) you have a fake Note 4 2) you have a genuine Note 4 but you broke it with some software you loaded onto it! But I guess you are just a troll
I have my Note 4 (Snapdragon) since December 2014. I do not have any of the problems you listed here. And yes, I use original Rom’s, un-rooted and with Nova launcher on top of it.

Channel42x
Channel42x

1. I have a real one, a N910F (LUX) (AP: N910FXXU1BOC5/CP: N910FXXU1BOC4/CSC: N910F1BOB1) 2. The 5.0.1-update made it worse, before the update (on 4.4.4) I did not have these probems. 3. I did not do anything special to it. No root or whatever. 4. I’m not a troll, just mentioning the problems I have. 5. I don’t use launchers or special keyboards. 6. I’m not doing anything special with my phone, or didn’t install or downloaded anything weird.

caesantos
caesantos

Of course you’re not doing any of those things: you don’t have a Note 4.

Channel42x
Channel42x

Nice joke you’re trying to pull here ;). But I don’t find it entertaining in any way. Have fun in life breaking down other people, but I’m not gonna follow that one.

Go ahead and pick on other people. I’ve been picked on enough in my life.

caesantos
caesantos

I also don’t have any of those problems with my Note 4. It works like a charm. Those people are repeating those texts in every site they can. Of course they are just haters trying to get attention. I will buy a Note 5 and just can’t wait to do it. Of course I’ll buy an Orbis too.

syedsadiquemohammad
syedsadiquemohammad

Its true… i have same problem with my note 4 (india)

PERNG1010
PERNG1010

If note 5 really don’t have sdcard slot &removable battery,Samsung will lost alot note series user to support Samsung again…. I os won’t buy this N5…

caesantos
caesantos

Buy a LG G4 Stylus. It’ll fit your needs, I’m sure.

CodeNameRedNeck
CodeNameRedNeck

Due to my addictive personality and my fondness of TouchWiz I knew I was going to buy this phone before any leaks even came out. I do not care about a removable battery or expandable storage so long as I can get my hands on 64Gb version and have a portable battery pack ready. I understand a lot of people want removable batteries and expandable storage and I hope they find a phone they like

superg05
superg05

so these are just Interpretation Renders not photos of any actual device so we cant go by these photos

hal1278
hal1278

After being an avid follower of the Note series, owning a Note 2 and now both a Note 10.1 2014 Edition and a Note 4, I will have a very hard time buying any future Note or Samsung product. The lack of support for the Note 10.1 2014 Edition and Note 4, as well as no removeable battery or expandable storage in the current devices, has really discouraged me with Samsung. I bought into Samsung because they provided the functionality I wanted. I don’t care how beautiful a phone looks when I’m just going to put a case on it… Read more »

caesantos
caesantos

No, you shouldn’t go back to HTC, I think their smartphones don’t have a pen. Oh, you don’t care about a pen? So why did you buy the Note series? As I’ve said before to another person, you should buy a LG G4 Stylus. It’ll fit your needs, I’m sure.

hal1278
hal1278

I love the Spen and use it frequently, but it’s not much good if other more important features are missing, i.e. removable battery, expandable storage, and the support I would expect for an $800 flagship device. The LG G4 Stylus/Stylo is not a flagship device and would not meet my needs. Although, the original G4 does have it’s appeal; however, I have not come around to being comfortable with the button placement on the back. Another thing though that disappoints me with the Note 4 is that my year and a half non-rooted Note 10.1 2014 is just as quick… Read more »

ryu711
ryu711

By looking at the design, i can definitely tell this note 5 is a fuse of S6 and S6edge. S6 is on the front and S6 edge is on the back. Yes the back is an edge but it is not smart edge. I think the purpose is to trick people how thin the note 5 is when you look at its sides. Actually it is still thick. I like the front but… I don’t really like the back. It’s like you’re using s6 edge plus from the back side …plus S pen. However we change our mind when we… Read more »

Hammerfest
Hammerfest

eh… if it turns out this is totally true or no other variants for it, I think its time for us to part Samsung… Right handed, reaching left or using my left hand to then swap to the right… no thanks! I could deal with the lack of MicroSD due to them not wanting to adapt UFS 2.0 with a 2nd controller onboard (or ya know, use the USB3.1 interface others planning on doing to bypass this current limitation with emmc), but then to go USB 2.0 still?… no thanks! The above is important to me sure, but nothing is… Read more »

superg05
superg05

the article says renders

j2001m
j2001m

It will have a very big battery and will use it less than last year due to epop, to make up for it not being removable
They can have a big battery due to epop and getting rid of that sd card reader and emmc controler
I.e. Look at the A8 that using there very small epop emmc/ddr3 chip, in the note 5 it’s all in the one chip I.e. CPU modem ram had and so on

SenorSjon
SenorSjon

What is the point of the USB 2.0 port then? Ultrafast memory sitting idle to up/download stuff from your phone? Next step is mandatory use of KIES?

caesantos
caesantos

“eh… if it turns out this is totally true or no other variants for it, I think its time for us to part Samsung…”

Speak for yourself, it’s time for you “to part” Samsung… that is, if you really have a Samsung smartphone or tablet…

Gaston95
Gaston95

Some people buy a phone because of its name, some because of its build quality, software etc, but I buy a phone especially a flagship because of the expandable storage, so don’t tell people why the should buy the Note 5.We all love Samsung, but if something is wet, it is wet and the Note 5 is wet without the sdcard and waterproofing..I wouldn’t be surprise anymore even if waterproofing is not a feature on GS7 not to mention Note 5…

q8peace
q8peace

2015 will be a samsung most losing ever made and about sd card yes we will see it back with s7 note 6 running android m / but now they lose this time most people will choose eathier nexus or iphone 6s / why you will buy note 5 with no sd card no removable battery out dated spec just change to worse and no type c usb and dont forget how samsung will treat you after s6 realsing in april 2015 / go get iphone 6s and enjoyed more than 4 years

j2001m
j2001m

Nope as they moved to ufs, so sd card out of the window

randy1911
randy1911

Nope no reason to get rid of my Note edge, the crazy thing is I really wanted a new note edge 5 but a bigger screen, and usb 3.0 for the 10amp charging. The above is a Note 4.1/2 at best. The perfect phone would be make a Mega Note Edge give it usb 3.0 Ill even settle for the same processor in the Note 5, . make the edges on the side independent real curves not S6edge junk Make it like the Note edge just with 2 sides. Make the side screens work in unison have the main screen… Read more »

Azar1998
Azar1998

Buddy, do you even physics?

yathani
yathani

What do you mean by “The USB 2.0 port means that USB 3.0 is definitely out for the Note 5” ? are we gonna see USB type C or no ?!

One plus two confirm 4GB ram and type C connector.

Samsung better include latest tech as the rumors says that Nexus as well will include type C

caesantos
caesantos

I guess you have an ultrabook or a PC that can take advantage of an USB type C connection, right?

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