Samsung has released the Galaxy Note 5 back in August 2015 and the successor is expected to arrive in the same month. The South Korean manufacturer hasn’t revealed the specs of the Note 7, whose name was changed in order to keep up the rhythm with the Galaxy S line, but we’ll rely on rumors and we’ll compare the two devices.
The Galaxy Note 5 has a super AMOLED display of 5.7-inch that supports a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels at 518 ppi and it’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The Galaxy Note 7 is expected to come with a similar super AMOLED display of 5.8-inch that will support the same resolution and 515 ppi, benefiting from the same Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection.
Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM
The Galaxy Note 5 features an Exynos 7420 chipset with a quad-core Cortex A57 CPU clocked at 2.1GHz and a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.5GHz, a Mali-T760MP8 graphics card and 4GB of RAM. The Galaxy Note 7 is expected to be released in two variants of chipsets, processors and graphics cards, as follows:
– Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 823 or Exynos 8893
– Processor: a dual-core Kryo CPU clocked at 2.3Ghz and a dual-core Kryo CPU clocked at 1.6GHz or a quad-core CPU clocked at 2.6GHz and a quad-core CPU clocked at 1.6GHz
– Graphics Card: Adreno 530 or Mali-T880 MP12
– RAM: 6GB.
The Galaxy Note 5 has been released in three internal storage variants of 32GB, 64GB and 128GB, but it doesn’t support a memory card slot for storage expansion. On the other hand, the Galaxy Note 7 is expected to be released in three internal storage variants of 64GB, 128GB and 256GB, which you will be able to expand up to 256GB using a microSD card.
The Galaxy Note 5 sports a primary camera of 16MP that features OIS, LED flash, autofocus, geo-tagging, HDR, panorama, face detection, touch focus and a secondary camera of 5MP. The Galaxy Note 7 will be come with a primary camera of 12MP that will feature auto HDR, panorama, face detection, touch focus, LED flash, OIS, phase detection autofocus and a secondary camera of 5MP.
The Galaxy Note 5 is powered by a non-removable battery of 3000 mAh, while the Galaxy Note 7 is expected to feature a more powerful non-removable battery of 4000 mAh.