galaxy-note-4-review-15A report from a couple of days ago suggested that Samsung could be planning on launching the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 as early as July, skipping what used to be a traditional launch at IFA 2015 which takes place in the later part of the year. The reason? Apparently this is to counter Apple’s own launch of the iPhone 6s/6s Plus.

It did seem a bit doubtful that Samsung would shift their schedule up so early, especially since it could potentially cannibalize the sales of the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge, and now we can confirm that it is not true. The rumors were refuted by Samsung Electronics CEO J.K. Shin who told the press that an early Galaxy Note 5 launch was simply not true.

Shin also rubbished the claims that Samsung had apparently shown off a prototype of the device to key partners for the purpose to obtaining pre-orders of the handsets ahead of its July announcement. We guess this is a bit disappointing as Samsung’s Galaxy Note series has always been an impressive device, and being able to see it earlier than expected did sound pretty good.

In the meantime the rumor surrounding the handset’s specs certainly makes it sound like quite a beast. The rumors claim that the phone will feature a 5.9-inch display with a 4K resolution. It is also said to pack a large 4,100mAh battery, but apart from that not much else is known. In any case anyone else disappointed that the Note 5 will not be launched earlier than expected?

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