Samsung tested the premium waters first with the Galaxy Note 4, when it started to employ a bit of metal into its flagship phablet smartphone. Now new evidence suggests the company will go all out this year with the Galaxy Note 5, employing a design very similar to the Galaxy S6, but larger.
Schematics leaked by @OnLeaks show a phone that looks extremely similar to the smaller flagship, complete with what appears to be a metal body around all sides of the phone, with similar curves and speaker placement. There’s a small cove where the new S Pen will reside on the bottom of the phone, and we see a bump that suggests it will also pack a premium camera.
The power button appears to be in the same location as it is on the Galaxy S6, though the SIM tray has been moved to the left side of the phone below the volume controls. We don’t see any indication that it will support a removable battery or a microSD card, though manufacturers have sometimes slipped the latter into the same port as the SIM card.
The Galaxy Note 5 is expected to make its debut in September during IFA in Berlin, a year after the Galaxy Note 4 made its debut, though some rumors have suggested it may be announced as early as August. Check out the video below for the full CAD design: