Ahead of Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked 2015 event last week, there were rumours that the company may pack a huge 4100mAh battery in the Galaxy Note 5 to handle the QHD display. However, the rumour turned out to be incorrect as the company’s latest Galaxy Note-series handset featured only a 3000mAh battery.
Now, a new leak has tipped that the company may fit the 4100mAh battery into the Samsung Galaxy Note 5’s rugged variant, likely to be launched as the Galaxy Note 5 Active in November. PhoneArena reports that the new Galaxy Note 5 variant may arrive in week 46, which begins from November 8, or the second-week of the month. Adding further, the report citing a tipster claims that the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Active will be made available exclusively on AT&T, similar to the Galaxy S6 Active.
The handset much like other Active-variant is said to sport IP68 rating that will make it water resistant (up to 1.5 metres for 30 minutes) and dust proof, and also make it sufficiently rugged to be shock resistant. It will probably also feature a US Mil-STD-810G rating, like the Galaxy S6 active, certified to withstand vibration, temperature extremes, humidity, and high altitude.
Considering that the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active packs a larger 3500mAh battery compared to the originalGalaxy S6’s 2550mAh battery, the logic is that the Galaxy Note 5 Active will feature a larger battery. Though, one of the biggest doubts is that Samsung has never launched an Active variant of its Galaxy Note-series in the past. We will have to wait till November to see whether Samsung has an Active variant of its Galaxy Note 5.
Recently, a dual-SIM model of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 was reportedly up for retail pre-orders in the Philippines. We can expect Samsung to announce the availability of the dual-SIM variant of the Galaxy Note 5 in other markets soon. To recall, Samsung last week at its launch event had clarified that its Galaxy Note 5 will be available only in select markets.