Rumors of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ have been doing the rounds for months, and now leaked images of the cases hint at the possible design of the two smartphones.
Samsung announced the Galaxy S6 Edge in March this year. The handset sports a 5.1-inch display but speculations are rife that the company is preparing for the launch of a bigger iteration of the Galaxy S6 Edge that will have a 5.5-inch display.
The much-anticipated Galaxy Note 5 is expected to be unveiled at the IFA in early September, and the Galaxy S6 Edge+ may also share the stage with the highly awaited phablet.
The leaked images of the cases for the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ come from Romanian mobile accessories maker and distributor MobileDirect, which has accurately predicted design aspects of some well-known smartphones, such as the iPhone 5, in the past.
PhoneArena reports that it received the images of the cases for the unannounced Samsung handsets directly from MobileDirect.
The case images suggest that the camera layout in the upcoming Galaxy Note 5 will be similar to the one found in the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. If the case design is authentic, then the flash on the Galaxy Note 5 will be located alongside the camera module rather than under it.
The loudspeaker as well as the 3.5mm audio jack will be placed on the bottom of the Galaxy Note 5. In the Galaxy Note 4, the 3.5mm audio jack was placed on the top and the loudspeakers on the back.
The Galaxy Note 4 sports a 5.7-inch display, but the next-gen Galaxy Note 5 is estimated to come with a 5.98-inch display.
The leaked image of the Galaxy S6 Edge+ case suggests that the handset will be a stretched version of the original Galaxy S6 Edge. Controls, loud speaker, audio jack and charging point will be at the same place as in the Galaxy S6 Edge. The upcoming smartphone will attract customers who think that the screen size of the Galaxy S6 Edge is not sufficient.
Rumors suggest that the Galaxy S6 Edge+ will get the Snapdragon 808 processor rather than the Exynos 7420 chipset.
Normally, smartphone makers do not reveal details of their upcoming handsets until the official launch. Phablet enthusiasts will have to take rumors with a pinch of salt before Samsung unveils the handsets.