Rumours about the upcoming Samsung Note 5 and Project Zero 2 have been making the rounds for a while. Now a new report has surfaced which states that the Galaxy Note 5 dubbed as Project Noble will come with S Pen functionality. However the dual-edge display handset called Project Zero 2 (SM-G928), will not come with the S Pen.
According to sources, the Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920) will come with an Exynos 7422 SoC. Similar to its predecessors, the Note 5 will come with S Pen functionality. The device will come with either a 2K or a 4K Super AMOLED display; however the company has yet to determine the final display resolution.
Samsung has renamed its dual-edged display from Project Zen to Project Zero 2 (SM-G928) and the handset will not feature S Pen functionality. The device's model number is similar to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge so the rumoured handset could be a successor to the Galaxy S6 Edge. Other leaked specifications of the device include a 5.4-inch or 5.5-inch dual-curved Super AMOLED display. It is also expected to have a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 SoC and 32 GB of inbuilt storage. The smartphone will have a 16 MP rear camera with OIS, and a 5 MP front-facing camera.
Both Project Noble and Project Zero 2 will come with regular accessories like the Clear View cover as well as a Keyboard cover. Samsung’s president Shin Jong-kyun has already confirmed that the devices will be revealed at IFA 2015 in September. Apart from the two new mobile devices, Samsung is also expected to launch the Gear A smartwatch at the event.
Samsung has also started working on flexible displays for its next flagship model, the Galaxy S7. Samsung had stated that it will require around 8 million display panels a month for the upcoming Galaxy S7 once its production begins and it is planning to revamp the manufacturing process from glass to polyimide to meet the requirement. The handset is expected to be launched in Q1 2016.