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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs. Galaxy Note 5: Big Changes?

Samsung has caught the attention of the Internet with it’s Galaxy Note 5. While it’s Galaxy Note 4 was popular among the phablet community, some are curious as to what the Galaxy Note 5 will change. Thanks to the leaked images and specs, we have a better idea of what to expect from the newest phablet. However, some of the features are still rumored and hopefully the company will dissipate some of them with it’s announcement (expected around August). But, let’s take a look at what’s been provided and compare the Note 5 against it’s predecessor, the Galaxy Note 4.

When it comes to the build and design of the two phablets, there’s a small distinct difference. Leaked images have shown the public that the Galaxy Note 5 will have a metal and glass which is a little more “premium” than the metal and plastic build of the Note 4. But what really separates them apart from each other, is that the Galaxy Note 5 will have a non-removable battery.

Dimensions is a little tricky. Several sites are reporting that the Galaxy Note 5 will be 7.1 mm thick, which is a tad bit smaller than the 8.5 mm thickness of the Note 4.

It’s possible that the Galaxy Note 5 will have the same 5.7 in screen as the Galaxy Note 4. Whereas the Note 4 has Super AMOLED, the Note 5 might have Quad HD.

It was also recently confirmed that the Note 5 wouldn’t be using a Qualcomm chipset, and would instead be outfitted with the Exynos 7 octa-core (with 4 gigabytes of RAM), so expect enhanced performance. The 4 gigabytes of RAM is an upgrade from the Note 4’s 3 gigabytes of RAM, but both are outfitted with microSD slots, so you can expand your storage.

Software is interesting as the Note 5 is expected to be outfitted with the Android Lollipop 5.1.1 whereas the Note 4 currently goes up to the 5.0.1 Lollipop update.

The primary camera on the Note 5 is rumored to be 16 megapixels with a 5 megapixel secondary, which is almost the same as the Note 4, except the Note 4 has a 3.7 megapixel secondary. It’s most likely we’ll see optical stabilization in the Note 5.

The battery on the Note 5 is rumored to be 4,000 mAh which is a considerable upgrade from the 3,220 mAh battery on the Note 4 (that has about 90 hours of life).

One of the more notable features of the Note 5 is that it’s possible we’ll be seeing the new S pen.

What do you think? The Note 4 was well received by the Android community, so expectations are very high for the Note 5. Concerning some of it’s features, TGC is intrigued¬†to see if some of the rumors are true. Let me know in the comments below.


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