samsung-galaxy-note-5-3d-render-1We're expecting an exciting announcement from Samsung pretty soon as speculation is circulating that they will unveil the latest in their Galaxy Note range of smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. It's thought that Samsung are keen to launch their new phablet size handset before Apple release their forthcoming iPhone 6S which is likely to make its debut sometime in September. The money is on an August launch for the Note 5 and here are the features we could see.

Samsung launched the predecessor to the Note 4 back in October last year.  It came with a 5.7-inch display which is likely to be either equalled or increased slightly for the new Note 5. It's thought that the Note 5 will boast a beautiful QHD screen with a design similar to the Note 4 but the materials used will instead be a metal frame with a glass back panel along the same lines as the Galaxy S6. We're also expecting the Note 5 to be super slim at 7.9mm and the accompanying S Pen is rumoured to have some type of automatic mechanism to release it.

The latest speculation points to a 16-megapixel camera on the rear of the Note 5 with optical image stabilisation although some reports claim that it could be as powerful as 21-megapixels. The front-facing camera is likely to be a decent 5-megapixels unless the rumours of an 8-megapixel camera on the front turn out to be true.

On the inside we could see an octa-core Exynos 7422 processor along with 4GB of RAM. There are conflicting reports about whether the Galaxy Note 5 will feature a microSD slot to expand the anticipated 32GB of onboard storage or if it will come with UFS2.0 storage like the Galaxy S6 smartphone. Some rumours claim that there will be more than one version of the new Note 5 - possibly a version with a curved-edge screen similar to the S6 Edge?

The Note 5 is expected to be powered by a whopping 4100mAh battery so battery life is likely to be impressive particularly as there will be a more efficient processor inside. The Note 5 may also come with wireless charging and a low power mode would ensure the battery life is top notch.

Watch this space for the latest news on the Galaxy Note 5 during the forthcoming weeks.