Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Samsung is apparently planning a new leasing service similar to the "Apple iPhone upgrade program." Pictured above: Galaxy Note 5. IBTimes/Luke Villapaz

When Galaxy Note 5 rumors were swirling prior to launch, it was believed that the phablet would come with a phenomenal battery unit. But then it landed with a modest 3,000 mAh battery pack. But now, a new report says, a variant of the Note 5 will house a solid 4,100 mAh battery unit. This device is believed to be the “Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Active.”

The original Galaxy Note 5 comes with a non-removable battery unit. Even with a modest 3,000 mAh battery, the Note 5 managed to rack up stellar benchmark timing in the custom battery life test. But then, Samsung is leaving no stone unturned to cater to every buyer’s interest. In the meantime, Phone Arena got a tip from an unnamed credible source that the South Korean company is working on the Galaxy Note 5 Active smartphone with 4,100 mAh battery unit on board.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Active will be heading to AT&T, after launch. Except for the boost in the battery capacity and IP 68 waterproof rating, all other configurations will be matching the original Note 5.

The handset will be unveiled on Nov. 8. Phone Arena says the Note 5 Active rumor might very well come true since Samsung released the Galaxy S6 Active with a bigger battery unit in the same fashion.

The same site also says there is a good chance that the Galaxy Note 5 Active will not feature the much-appreciated premium glass design, seen in the original version. Instead, it will be made keeping durability and longevity in mind.

Samsung has not confirmed the existence of the Galaxy Note 5 Active or the specifications thus far.