Galaxy Note 5 retail packaging leaks; shows off specs


The day is quickly approaching, and that day is Samsung’s next Unpacked event. On August 13th, Samsung will debut the Galaxy Note 5 and its dual-edged brother, the Galaxy S6 edge+. We have seen multiple leaks, most recently in images of the device. These leaks show off something different: the device’s upcoming packaging.

Galaxy Note 5 packaging front

It is unknown who leaked the Galaxy Note 5’s packaging, but it looks pretty convincing. The two images show off the front and back of the packaging, and were found thanks to a user of on Reddit. The front of the packing looks very familiar, as it is very minimal in design. We are greeted with text that says “Samsung Galaxy Note 5”. In the top right corner, “32 GB” can be seen. This confirms that 32 GB will be the base storage, just as the Galaxy S6.

Galaxy Note 5 packaging back

On the back of the packaging, we get a few glimpses at the basic specs of the device. It confirms the long-rumored 4 GB of RAM, something we expected from the beginning. It will also come with a 16 megapixel rear-facing camera and 5 megapixel front-facing camera.

One thing in previous leaks that has been unconfirmed is the processor that will be used. Originally, the Note 5 was expected to ship with the all-new Exynos 7422 processor, but most recently, the Exynos 7420. The back of the packaging just states “64-bit octa-core processor”, so we’ll have to wait until the 13th.

As far as some other information found not in the images, the leaker intimates that the device will come with the Exynos 7420, a massive 4,100 mAh battery, and start at around a $749 USD price tag. Most recently, it has been rumored the device will feature a 3,000 mAh battery, which sounds much more reasonable. Samsung has surprised us before, so let’s hope for 4,100 mAh, especially since it won’t be removable.

Remember, until August 13th, every leak could be faked, so don’t get your hopes up!


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