Samsung Galaxy Note 5 specs leak again, alongside S6 Edge Plus photo comparison

So similar yet so different. Photo: Evan Blass

So similar yet so different. Photo: Evan Blass

All the secrets of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus are now out in the open ahead of their official unveilings, including their striking physical resemblance and minor design discrepancies.

In case you still had doubts regarding the exact plans of the Android device kings for the August 13 Unpacked event, serial leaker Evan Blass, aka @evleaks, just came out with a pair of very thorough exposes.

First and foremost, we have visual confirmation not one, but two racy flagship phones will break cover next Thursday. It’s hard to say which model catches the eye of the everyday powerhouse handheld enthusiast, as they both feel simultaneously familiar and distinguished.

In a way, they’re essentially bigger brothers of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, with the addition of S Pen support to Note 5’s bag of tricks. Remember, the dual-curved S6 Edge Plus is also supposed to act as Note Edge’s successor, although it’ll most likely lack stylus capabilities.

Speaking of the S Pen on the Note 5, the productivity-enhancing accessory is clearly redesigned and, hopefully, improved. Lastly, for whatever reason, the capacitive buttons on the device to your left (i.e. Note 5) are larger and more prominent than on the curvaceous gizmo rendered to your right (i.e. S6 Edge Plus).

Of course, beyond aesthetics, Samsung’s next-gen phablet hero aims to capture headlines with top-drawer specifications such as octa-core Exynos 7420 processing power, Quad HD 5.66-inch screen resolution, 4 GB RAM, 16 MP rear-facing camera, 5 MP selfie muscle and pre-installed Android 5.1.1 Lollipop software.

Every single Galaxy Note 5 feature recapped above has been mentioned in covert reports of late, and is now further substantiated by the always trustworthy Evan Blass. Unfortunately, the legendary insider also adds credence to stories centered on the absence of expandable microSD storage support. Guess you’ll have to make do with super-speedy UFS 2.0 technology and cloud depository.