Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs Galaxy Note 4; Specs, Price, Release, Rumors.

With the recent release of the Galaxy Note 4, it leaves us much to wonder with the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 5. With each new release from Samsung, we continually see something almost bigger and better than the last. As the Phablet continues to evolve into one of the most recognized and now copied smartphone concepts, it will be interesting to see how the current generation and next generation Phablet will stack up.

In this Galaxy Note 5 vs Galaxy Note 4 Pre-Review, we take an in-depth look into the specs, features, price, rumors, and release date. While the Note 4 was released just weeks ago, the many rumors surrounding the Note 5 concept are looking quite impressive. As the newest Phablet is already looking like one of the premier smartphones today, 2015 gives us much hope for something even more amazing tomorrow.

Galaxy Note 5 vs Galaxy Note 4 Specs Pre-Review

The specifications of any new phone is what everyone wants to know about, and the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note 5 specs are sure to impress. Each and every new Phablet has improved upon the previous one, and the same is sure to happen in the specs of both the Samsung Note 4 and Note 5.

The Note 4 starts on out on the most current Android 4.4.4 Android KitKat operating system, but will see an upgrade in 2015 when the Android 5.0 operating system is out. The bugs are likely to be worked out when the Galaxy Note 5 launches so the 5.0 operating system will fare well in 5th Phablet.

Some of the biggest differences in the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy Note 4 specs are in the camera, processor, and possibly the outer surround. The Galaxy Note 4 rear camera boasts an amazing 16 megapixels, while the Note 5 is rumored to feature at least 21 megapixels and possibly 23. The Note 4 processor features a quad-core 2.7 ghz processor and the Galaxy Note 5 processor specs are expected to have the new Qualcom Snapdragon 808 octa-core processor at a ridiculous 2.9 ghz.

For a further breakdown on the specs of both the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy Note 4, see the comparison below.

Specifications Galaxy Note 5 Specs Galaxy Note 4 Specs
Battery 3400 mAh 3200 mAh battery
Camera Front 18 – 23 MP 16 MP
Camera Rear 5 MP 3.7 MP
Color Options Black and White Black, white, bronze, pink
Features Retina eye scanner, fingerprint scanner, digital zoom, auto focus, optical image stabilization features, geo tagging, haptic feedback HDMI, gestures, rapid charging features Fingerprint scanner, digital zoom, auto focus, optical image stabilization feature, geo tagging, haptic feedback, HDMI, gestures, rapid charging features
Memory 16, 32, and 64 GB internal memory and expandable to 128 GB 32 GB internal memory and expandable to 128 GB
Price $299 with contract and $800+ without contract $299 with contract and $749 – 800 without contract
Processor Snapdragon Qualcomm 808 octa-core processor 2.9 ghz Snapdragon Qualcomm 805 quad-core processor 2.7 ghz
RAM 4 – 5 GB 3 GB
Release Date September – October 2015 September – October 2014
Screen 5.7- 5.8″ Super Amoled with 600+ ppi 5.7″ Super Amoled with 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution
Video 60 fps video recording 60 fps video recording

There’s no doubt the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 specs will be much better than the Note 4. If it were any other way, the new Phablet wouldn’t be be anything it was intended to be.

Galaxy Note 5 vs Galaxy Note 4 Features Pre-Review

The fingerprint scanner will be introduced into all upcoming Samsung flagships as the technology has already been seen in other flagships such as Apple iPhones. The waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof features have been rumored for quite some time, but didn’t make its way into the Galaxy Note 4 features. It is also unlikely the new features will make their way to the Galaxy Note 5 as they are most likely to be introduced into the concept of the brand new Galaxy Note Edge.

The S Pen and Samsung specific apps are expected to be even better in both the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note 5 features. The unique S Pen has become a fan favorite of Phablet users, and Samsung looks to refine the sensitivity and precision even more. Integrated with a wide array of Samsung specific apps such as many health applications, the new Phablet’s will indeed become more practical standards of everyday use.

Galaxy Note 5 vs Galaxy Note 4 Price Pre-Review

The price of both the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy Note 4 should be pretty comparable, especially with the upcoming release of the Galaxy Note Edge. For contract users, a $299 price tag will be appealing and for non-contract users a $700 – 800 price tag will be found.

Galaxy Note 5 vs Galaxy Note 4 Rumors

The most resounding Galaxy Note rumors at this time point to a brand new model called the Galaxy Note Edge. While the specs and concept of the phone have been confirmed by Samsung, it is still unknown when the exact release date will occur in many countries. The Note Edge has already been released in Japan and Korea with presales already underway in Europe.

Samsung did state during the revealing of the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge in September that we would see it everywhere by the end of the year. Recently, we have been noticing manufacturing and shipping delays with many presale orders which could ultimately delay the release in many countries.

Galaxy Note 5 rumors point to enhancements to the Note 4 concept including a waterproof, shockproof, and dustproof design. The fingerprint scanner is expected to become a fixture in all upcoming Samsung flagships. A brand new Galaxy Note 5 rumor has surfaced for a retina eye scanner which would significantly enhance the phone’s security. Also, a bigger 5.8″ screen has been rumored in the Note 5, but yet to be confirmed.

Galaxy Note 5 vs Galaxy Note 4 Release Date

The Galaxy Note 4 has been released world-wide over the past two months, and based on current trends it should be the top selling Phablet in the four year history. The Galaxy Note 5 release date is expected to be September 2015, with presales starting by the beginning of the month.

All of the major players including Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, and TMobile are expected to carry the Note 5 on opening day. Worldwide sales should start in most countries in Asia including Japan and Korea, then Europe and India before making its way to the United States by the end of September. Some reports have suggest that the Note 5 may not be released in the US until early October, but at this time it’s too early to tell.

Wrapping up the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Pre-Review

There is no denying that September 2015 will bring yet another amazing Phablet from Samsung. With almost a year still in-waiting, we are expecting to hear and see numerous enhancements to the Galaxy Note concept. We are hopeful of seeing yet more innovations of the Phablet as the much bigger smartphone that we have all grown to love is the only model to have perfected it.

With likely releases from both LG and Apple in 2015, it will be interesting to see not how the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will compete with the Note 4, but also with the LG G Flex 2 and iPhone 6s Plus. Only time will tell, but as we get closer to the release date for the new Galaxy Note 5, you can expect to all the latest info here first.