You must be living under a rock or just back from a prolonged mission to outer space if you haven’t had a glimpse of the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, the two devices that Samsung will be unveiling in New York on August 13th. While we are mostly familiar with the design and all external features of the two devices, mostly the Note 5, we really don’t know if Samsung will stick with its tradition of letting its Note lineup pack just about everything the spec heads desire. This is because the company’s design language has lately evolved to include metal finishes. While the Galaxy Note 4 survived and packed a microSD slot, it didn’t have a complete metal profile like say the Galaxy S6 so what happens to the Galaxy Note 5?
We also can’t tell either.
Images of what is undoubtedly the retail packaging of the Galaxy Note 5 have been all over the web all day long. As is always the case with most Samsung retail packages, device specifications appear at the back. Clearly missing out is any mention of expandable storage. While we can clearly see the internal storage the device will pack (32 GB – base model), there’s nothing else to hint at support for a microSD card (and the leaker confirms this as well on Reddit). Probably it’s about time we started embracing the reality: the Galaxy Note 5 won’t have expandable storage.
Other specs of the device as per the retail packaging are as follows:
- Display: 5.7 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED
- Processor: 64-bit Octa-core chip (likely the Exynos 7420 and not the 7422 like we’ve been hearing)
- Memory: 32 GB internal storage; 4 GB RAM
- Camera: 16 MP main (with OIS); 5 MP selfie
- Other: 4G LTE; wireless charging
That auto-ejectable S Pen we’ve been hearing a lot about may also be making an appearance though details about how exactly it works aren’t clear.