Samsung May Announce Galaxy Note 5 in August to Beat iPhone Launch

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    Samsung is planning to move up the launch of the Galaxy Note 5 by one month to avoid competing with Apple's annual iPhone event in September, according to The Wall Street Journal. The South Korean handset maker will reportedly unveil the next Galaxy Note in mid-August instead of announcing the smartphone at the IFA Berlin trade show in early September as it has done for four consecutive years.

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    Apple introduced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus just six days after the Galaxy Note 4 was announced on September 3 last year, shifting much of the media coverage and consumer attention away from Samsung. With the launch of the so-called "iPhone 6s" and "iPhone 6s Plus" also likely to be in September, Samsung is reportedly looking to avoid the same fate with the Galaxy Note 5.

    Article Link: Samsung May Announce Galaxy Note 5 in August to Beat iPhone Launch
     
  2. maplingstorie macrumors 6502

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    Who cares. I'm done with Samsung. waiting for a 2gb iPhone
     
  3. ThunderSkunk macrumors 68030

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    I'm surprised it took them this long to decide to get out front.
     
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    That's when you know you're the beta company. When the other guy's regularly scheduled release dates cause you to alter yours because you can't compete otherwise.
     
  6. OrangeInc macrumors regular

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    Can't wait to see this phone. The last 3 notes have been basically the exact same phone. Hoping for something refreshing in the design department.
     
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    Showing some desperation perhaps? Isn't the best always saved for last? :p
     
  9. ColdShadow macrumors 65816

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    I really like Galaxy Note series,obviously I'm iOS user (iPhone/iPad and ofcourse Mac) but Galaxy Note is the best "phablet" imo.I own iPhone 6,but if I want to go bigger,it's more likely gonna be Note instead of 6 Plus.
     
  10. marvz macrumors 6502a

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    More a Samsung move.
     
  11. GreyOS macrumors 68040

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    If we know this now, Apple probably knew it a while ago.

    Recently it was reported the iPhone 6s was going into production 'early'.

    Maybe Apple are aiming for an early announcement and release too, to trump Samsung?
     
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    Looks like there really was a reason behind this image from the News app :rolleyes:

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    Noo don't say that, Tim Cook might read this thread and think you're talking about storage rather than RAM :p
     
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    That would be awesome.
     
  15. justperry macrumors G3

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    Samsung should design a nice logo instead of a name on a device, most of the time it's also way too big.
    Get a logo which can be instantly recognised like for instance Apple, Raspberry, RIM .....
     
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    Given Samsung's losses the last year or so, they're competing with the wrong company. They should be going toe to toe with Xiaomi, who's eating their lunch.
     
  18. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

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    I nearly kept the note 4 over an iphone 6. it was only those damn capacitive back and multi tasking buttons that made me return it, I kept hitting them by mistake when I was holding the phone in landscape. Other than that it was a fantastic phone. Really hope the note 5 has an option to enable software buttons.
     
  19. dingdong macrumors regular

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    Can't wait! Note 4 was superb with SD Slot and removable battery. I actually don't mind if they stick to something similar in design, so not sure what else they can offer in that department. Hardware will be a beast for sure.
     
  20. MacFather macrumors 6502a

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    lets face the truth, Samsung created phablet category and made it popular
     
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    If they're trying to redirect the conversation, I really don't see it working long-term. They'll get some early buzz as people are still awaiting the next iPhone release, but once it happens, all eyes will be on Apple once again.
     
  22. jkruehne macrumors regular

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    August or september – it is still Samsung on Android … :D
     
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    Interesting, I am not sure historically if iPhones have entered production this early before.

    Then again Apple like to release the latest iOS at the same time and I can't imagine iOS 9 being ready by the end of August.

    Lets get back to a WWDC release schedule HOORAAH!
     
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    I'm finally in a position where they could release the iPhone in Aug or Sept, and I would be renewing my contract in Feb...so I'm excited.

    But I really want my small screen.
     

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