One of the biggest criticisms Samsung s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge received was regarding the absence of a microSD card slot to expand the internal storage. With the forthcoming Galaxy Note 5 however Samsung seems to have heard the feedback, and is reverting to its tradition. Also Read - Amazon Prime Day sale deals revealed: Discount on OnePlus Nord CE, Mi 11X, Samsung Galaxy M42Also Read - Galaxy A22 replaces M42 5G to become the cheapest 5G Samsung phone in India
A Polish reporter has dug up some information, which says that unlike Samsung s current flagships, the Galaxy Note 5 will have a microSD slot. It will in fact support microSDXC cards up to 128GB. This was first spotted by GSMArena, and if true, will go a long way in restoring faith in Samsung s flagship devices. Also Read - Gorilla Glass DX, DX+ to now protect your phone cameras, will debut on a Samsung phone
In addition to this rumor, reports from South Korea reiterate that Samsung plans to launch the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus early to get a head start on Apple. But instead of the reported August 12, it seems Samsung will be hosting a launch event a day later on August 13 in New York.
From what we have heard so far, the Galaxy Note 5 is expected to boast a slim profile with metal frame and glass-covered front and back. On the specifications front, it is expected to feature a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, Exynos or Snapdragon processor depending upon the market, 4GB of RAM, 16-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front camera, and a 3,220mAh battery.
As mentioned above, Samsung is also expected to take the wraps off the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus on the same day. It is expected to look the same as the Galaxy S6 Edge, albeit bigger. On the specifications front, it will feature a QHD display, 2.1GHz Exynos 7420 64-bit processor, Mali T760 GPU, 16-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 32GB internal storage, and will run on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box.