While rumors are rife that Samsung could release the Galaxy Note 5 -- the next-generation version of the company’s flagship Note series of phablets -- in August, the Verizon variant of the device has surfaced on the performance benchmark GeekBench with more details.
The handset was listed on the benchmark with an octa-core 64-bit Exynos 7420 CPU. The device, which was showed running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware, achieved scores similar to that of the Galaxy S6, SamMobile reported Friday, adding that the Galaxy Note 5 was spotted on GeekBench with 4GB RAM.
Earlier this week, details of the Sprint variant of the Galaxy Note 5 surfaced online, with RAM specification listed as 3GB. SamMobile reported that Sprint’s listing of the Note 5 was more of a “placeholder” as it mentioned less-than-expected RAM capacity for the device.
Here is the Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920V) listing on GeekBench:
Meanwhile, Korean media reported Friday that the new Galaxy Note 5 will not feature an auto-eject mechanism for the S Pen as many recently leaked renders of the device have suggested.
According to DDaily, a South Korean news website, users of the Galaxy Note 5 will have to pull out the S Pen manually like they have been doing with existing Galaxy Note models. The publication added that the Gear A smart watch will also be released along with the new Galaxy Note 5.
Rumors suggest that Samsung could announce the Galaxy Note 5 on Aug. 12 and make it available for sale on Aug. 21. The company is also expected to launch the Galaxy S6 edge+ on the same day.
The expected key features of the Galaxy Note 5 include 4GB of LP-DDR4 RAM, octa-core 64-bit CPU, a new metal and glass design, and a newly designed S Pen.