Galaxy Note 5 Leak Reveals 16MP Camera & 4GB RAM

By James O Malley on at

Details of Samsung's next flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 5 have leaked, revealing an incremental upgrade on last year's model.

The announcement was due a week on Thursday at a "Samsung Unpacked" event, but arch-leaker @EVLeaks on Twitter, who has proved very reliable in the past, has spoiled the surprise.

Like last year's Note 4, the phone will feature a 2K screen (running at 2560x1440), and sport a 5.66" AMOLED screen. The innards are getting a speed boost though, this time featuring an octa-core Exynos 7420 processor (4x2.1ghz + 4x1.5ghz) and 4GB of RAM (up from 3GB).

The camera, as last year, will be 16MP on the rear, but this time the front camera has been boosted up to 5MP. The other major hardware change is that this new version - as with the Galaxy S6 - won't feature a MicroSD slot.

SamMobile also notes the new stylus, which is expected to incorporate a new push-to-release mechanism for the pointer.

The above image, which leaked with it shows the phablet (left) alongside the Galaxy S6 Edge+ which is also expected to be announced. The S6 Edge+ is essentially a jumbo sized S6 Edge, complete with the dual curved-screen, and appears to be a replacement for the Note 4 Edge (there doesn't appear to be a Note 5 Edge).

As with all leaks, there is the standard disclaimer that this all remains unconfirmed, but EVLeaks has been incredibly reliable in the past so we're pretty confident this is what we'll see on the 13th. [EVLeaks via SamMobile]