If a new report is to be believed, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will gain a popular feature not found on the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. The phablet will reportedly include a microSD expansion slot and will launch on Aug. 13 at an event in New York City.
Samsung is gearing up to counter its largest smartphone rival, Apple, in the coming weeks. Samsung has launched each of its Galaxy Note phablets in September at IFA in Berlin, and last year's event saw the introduction of the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge. This year, however, the company has moved up the launch of the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus to August so as to not get lost in the impending iPhone 6s and 6s Plus' expected September release.
We recently reported that the Verizon and AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus have received FCC certification to run on AT&T and Verizon's 4G LTE networks. Numerous reports have claimed the Note 5 would follow the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge by no longer including a removable battery and microSD expansion slot. A new report claims the upcoming Galaxy Note 5 will indeed feature a microSD expansion slot, allowing users to increase the phablet's storage.
A Polish reporter discovered the user agent profile for Sprint's Samsung Galaxy Note 5, and after combing through the data found, the device is listed as having a microSD expansion slot that will support up to 128 GB microSDXC cards. If true, this news is surely going to please Note 5 owners.
Meanwhile, most reports claim Samsung was planning to announce the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus at an event on Aug. 12, but a new report from BusinessKorea says the event will take place on Aug. 13.
We'll keep you posted on any new Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus details as they emerge.