Samsung Note 5 for August 13 launch?

Image leaks of both the devices which reveal a new metallic frame for the Note 5. (Supplied)

Samsung has announced the date and venue for the Galaxy Unpacked event scheduled for this month, where it is expected to unveil two new devices including the Note 5.

The event will be held at the Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Centre in New York at 11am EDT (7pm UAE time).

Samsung plans to live stream the event on its YouTube channel

Besides, Note 5, Samsung is expected to update the Note Edge through Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.

The South Korean tech giant has in fact advanced the event by over two weeks to be better equipped to take on Apple and the iPhone launch in September.

Samsung usually unveils the Note early in September during the IFA in Berlin, closely followed by Apple launching its iPhones in the same month.

There have been new image leaks of both the devices which reveal a new metallic frame for the Note 5 and a minor change in the placement of the camera sensor on top of the front screen.

The new image posted by former Engadget senior editor Evan Blass, using his handle @evleaks, otherwise points to a device that maintains the same design elements of Note 4.

Samsung usually powers up its new Notes with powerful features and this year too it is expected to do the same.

The Note 5 is rumoured to have a 5.66-inch Super Amoled QHD display of 2560 x 1440p resolution, octacore Exynos 7420 chipset, and 4GB of RAM.

Samsung is expected to improve the camera, incorporating 16MP sensors. The front camera is expected to remain the same with 5MP sensors.

The significant difference between last year’s edition and the new Note will be the metallic glass design.

However, while last year’s model had expandable memory and removable battery, Samsung has decided to do away with both the features.

The new Note 5 will come with fixed inbuilt memory without a slot for expansion. Similarly the battery will be packed inside the back case that cannot be removed.

Samsung had done the same when it launched the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge, stripping the devices of expandable memory and burying the battery inside.

While Samsung had for the first time introduced a second device last year calling it the Note 4 Edge, with a curved notification screen on one side, its successor this year may not have the Note tag any more.

The Galaxy S6 Edge Plus could further add to the naming confusion, which several Samsung devices are known for.

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